Vegan Mashed Potatoes with Apple Cider Gravy is perfect for the upcoming holiday season.
Creamy mashed potatoes are served with a fall inspired gravy made with apple cider.
Mashed potatoes are a staple year-round in my family, but there is just something comforting about having mashed potatoes during the holidays.
Growing up, mashed potatoes were my favorite side dish at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Who doesn't love mashed potatoes?!
To make vegan mashed potatoes, you really just need to substitute the dairy milk and butter with plant-based versions. There are so many great ones on the market now.
what you need to make vegan mashed potatoes
- Potatoes- For the mashed potatoes I prefer to use yukon gold potatoes. The yukon gold potatoes create super create mashed potatoes
- Vegan Butter- To help create a creamy mashed potato we need to use some fat. Using vegan butter helps to create a creamy mashed potato.
- Plant Milk-When making mashed potatoes, I prefer to use an unsweetened non-dairy milk. We don't want to add any sweetness to our potatoes. Unsweetened soy milk is my favorite milk to use. I like to warm the milk before adding it to the potatoes. If using cold milk, it can cool down the potatoes and you don't get the creamiest mashed potatoes.
After the mashed potatoes are done, they are served with an easy homemade gravy.
If you've never made homemade gravy before, I think you'll be surprised at how easy it is to make at home.
apple cider gravy
This Apple Cider Gravy takes less than 15 minutes to make and is so good with the mashed potatoes!
During the fall, I love going to the local cider mill and picking up a gallon of cider. Since I always have a gallon sitting in my fridge, I am always looking for new ways to use up the cider. Apple cider adds a really nice a light fruit and fall flavor to your gravy.
Fresh thyme adds an earthy element and compliments the cider. Fresh thyme compliments the apple cider and are so good together.
can the gravy be made gluten-free?
The gravy can be made gluten-free! Instead of using regular all-purpose flour, you can substitute brown rice flour for the regular flour.
I actually really love using brown rice flour for the gravy. It is a great gluten-free option if you are looking to make a gravy without regular flour.
These Vegan Mashed Potatoes with Apple Cider Gravy are:
Perfect for the holidays
& fall entertaining
More recipes apple cider recipes:
For the Mashed Potatoes:
- 3 Pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled & diced into 1 ½ inch pieces
- 3-4 Tablespoons Vegan Butter
- ¾-1 Cup Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk, warmed
- Salt and Pepper to taste
For the Apple Cider Gravy:
- 2 Tablespoons Vegan Butter
- 2 Tablespoons Flour*
- ½ Cup Apple Cider
- 1 ½ Cups Vegetable Broth
- 2-4 Freshly Thyme Sprigs
- Salt and Pepper to taste
For the potatoes:
- Place the diced potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Add a large pinch of salt, about a teaspoon into the water. Cover and bring the pot to a boil.Once boiling lower heat to a simmer and cook for about 12-15 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain potatoes, then place back in the pot.
- Using a potato masher or electric hand mixer, start to mash the potatoes; just enough to break them apart. Add the butter, ¾ cup of milk, salt and pepper to taste. Mash until fluffy. Add any additional milk if needed. Taste and add more salt or pepper if needed.
For the gravy:
- While the potatoes are cooking, start the gravy. In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium high heat. Once the butter has melted, stir in the flour and cook until light brown, 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the apple cider and vegetable broth. Add the thyme sprigs and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Continue whisking and cook until thickened, about 8-10 minutes. Turn off the heat and remove the thyme leaves.
- Serve the mashed potatoes with the along on the side.
For a gluten-free gravy, use brown rice flour in place of regular all-purpose flour.