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Do y’all have any dishes or meals that just intimidate you? I know for a lot of people it’s seafood or fish, but for me, it’s mashed potatoes. It sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? The process just always sounds tedious and I feel like it’s one of those foods you have to serve immediately or they get dry, which is a shame because mashed potatoes are my comfort food jam. However, the whole process just felt stressful to me… until now.
Let me introduce you to my new best friend- slow cooker mashed potatoes.
I’m not sure which I’m more delighted with: the fact that the seasoning gives this side dish so much flavor that you don’t need toppings or the fact that total prep time is under 10 minutes. Honestly, it’s closer to 5 minutes since I don’t peel the potatoes. I love the texture of keeping them whole!
I actually love the idea of making these for a holiday party and transforming the counter into a mashed potato bar, like I’ve seen at some awesome weddings. Set up some topping bowls with chives, sour cream, crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese or any other delicious topping you can think of. Since this version is VEGAN, even your veggie-loving friends can participate.
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I outline the specifics in the recipe below obviously, but the basic outline is this– chop, cook, blend (I use this handmixer).
Bookmark this for this holiday season when you want a delicious side dish that is mindless to make, but hearty and filling. Enjoy!
- ¼ cup water
- 4 lbs small red potatoes, quartered
- 4 Tbsp vegan butter, melted
- ½ c. Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Original
- 3 tsp salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- Pour water in the bottom of the slow cooker, add potatoes and cover.
- Cook on low for 5½ hours.
- In a microwave-proof bowl, melt butter. Add Almond Breeze, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and seasoned salt. Pour evenly over potatoes.
- Recover and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
- Using a hand mixer, blend potatoes and seasonings in crockpot. Serve immediately with toppings of choice.
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What food or recipe intimidates you?