Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Vegan Loaded Baked Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Loaded Baked Mashed Potatoes
Comfort foods are just plain indulgent from time to time. They are dishes that can be served on the holidays or a day you are craving a little extra comfort in you life. This recipe shows that you can have an extremely comforting side and not even know you are eating something vegan, great for meat eaters or vegans alike. Serve along side your main dish with a dollop of vegan sour cream or eat plain. This recipe will have you fighting over the last spoonful and craving this indulgent side again and again. Enjoy!

Vegan Loaded Baked Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients
-4 cups potatoes
-1/4 cup coconut milk
-1 1/2 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
-1/2 Tablespoon parsley, dried or fresh (minced if fresh)
-Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
-1 cup vegan cheese (I used Daiya cheddar)
-1 Tablespoon coconut oil
-1 Tablespoon olive oil or vegan butter
-1/2 to 1 Tablespoon vegan bits
-1 to 2 Tablespoons green onions

Directions

Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. 

4 Cups Pre-Cut and Peeled Potatoes
Cooking Potatoes
Drain and place back into a now oiled or vegan buttered pot. Add the coconut milk, 1/2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast, salt and pepper. Beat on medium-low speed or mash with a potato masher until fluffy and lump free. Stir in 1/4 cup vegan cheese, vegan bacon bit, and green onions (optional).Transfer to a baking dish (I used a tart dish). Top with remaining cheese, 1/2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast, parsley, salt & pepper to taste, and drizzle with a little oil. Bake, uncovered, at 375 Degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Pre-Baked Vegan Loaded Mashed Potatoes
When the the cheese has melted and the potatoes are bubbly, remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve along side a main dish, with a dollop of vegan sour cream or plain. Be careful, they are hot and you will want to gobble this up quick. Enjoy! 

Vegan Loaded Baked Mashed Potatoes
as a side with Vegan Brisket

-Amy