Mouthwatering Mashed Potatoes with Groovy Onion Gravy
Recipe type: Vegetable side dish / Winter holiday
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
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Serves: 6
These extra-luscious mashed potatoes and gravy are a welcome addition for both vegan Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner menus.
Mashed potatoes

  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, and cut into cubes
  • ¾ to 1 cup unsweetened nondairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegan buttery spread or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or white pepper
Onion Gravy 
  • ⅓ cup whole wheat flour or other flour of choice
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 cups vegetable stock or filtered water
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon tamari, shoyu, or Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • ½ teaspoon rubbed sage
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot, place the cubed potatoes, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. When the potatoes are tender, drain them, reserving the cooking liquid for making soup or for use in another dish, and return the cooked potatoes to the pot.
  3. Add nondairy milk. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes, making the mixture as smooth or chunky as desired.
  4. Add the vegan buttery spread, salt, and pepper, and stir well to combine.
  5. Keep warm while making gravy.
  6. For the gravy: In a medium saucepan, place flour, and cook over low heat, while stirring constantly, until lightly browned and fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer browned flour to a small bowl and set aside.
  7. In the same saucepan, sauté the onion in olive oil, over low heat, for 3-5 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and sauté an additional 2 minutes.
  8. Add vegetable stock, nutritional yeast flakes, tamari, sage, thyme, salt, and black pepper to browned flour, and whisk well to combine.
  9. Add wet ingredients to sautéed onion mixture, whisk well to combine, and continue to cook mixture, while whisking constantly, until thickened.
  10. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Serve over the mashed potatoes or any of your favorite vegetables, biscuits, or main dishes, or use to make sauces for casseroles.
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