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Red Creamer Potato Mash with Vegan Gravy

Simple Pleasures: Red Creamer Potato Mash with Vegan Gravy

Red Creamer Potato Mash with Vegan Gravy

Hey there, foodie friends! I've got a humble yet oh-so-satisfying recipe to share, Red Creamer Potato Mash with Vegan Gravy. Recently, this combo was served as one of the side dishes for my family Thanksgiving.


The recipe is super simple. Picture this: Red Creamer Potatoes, skins kept on for that extra wholesome vibe and a bonus boost of nutrients. Pour over top a velvety vegan gravy, and you've got a dish that's all about savoring tasty plant-based flavors. No frills, just pure yum.


What's the secret weapon? A savory vegan gravy that ties everything together like a charm. Drizzle it over the mash, and suddenly, every bite becomes a flavor-packed adventure. It plays well with everything—from veggies to your trusty non-vegan faves.


Let's get cookin'!

Homemade Red Creamer Potato Mash with Vegan Gravy

Recipe:


Ingredients:

For the Mashed Potatoes:

  • 24 oz bag of Red Creamer Potatoes, washed and chopped (leave skin on)

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (adjust to taste)

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning (optional)


For the Gravy:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup vegan butter

  • 2 cups veggie broth

  • 1 teaspoon garlic seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (adjust to taste)

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Instructions:

For the Mashed Potatoes:

  1. Wash and chop the Red Creamer Potatoes, leaving the skin on for added texture and flavor.

  2. Place the chopped potatoes in a pot of water on the stovetop. Bring to a boil and let them cook until soft.

  3. Drain the cooked potatoes and transfer them to a mixing bowl.

  4. Mash the potatoes using a potato masher or fork until you achieve your desired consistency.

  5. Add vegan butter, garlic salt, sea salt, black pepper, and Old Bay seasoning (if using) to the mashed potatoes. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.

  6. Set aside the mashed potatoes while you prepare the gravy.


For the Gravy:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the vegan butter over medium heat until melted.

  2. Add the flour and cornstarch to the melted butter, whisking continuously to create a smooth roux.

  3. Gradually add veggie broth, about a cup at a time, while continuing to whisk to avoid lumps.

  4. Keep whisking and heating until the gravy reaches your desired consistency. If the gravy is too thick, you can add more veggie broth to thin it out.

  5. Add garlic seasoning, sea salt, and black pepper to taste. Stir well to incorporate the flavors.

  6. Once the gravy is heated through and has reached the desired thickness, it's ready to serve.


To Serve:

Spoon the homemade Red Creamer Potato Mash onto plates and generously pour the vegan gravy over the top. This delicious side dish pairs well with your favorite vegetables, vegan protein, or any other food item you enjoy with gravy. Adjust seasoning to taste and enjoy your comforting and flavorful homemade mashed potatoes and gravy!


Estimated Nutrition Facts:

Note: Nutrition facts may vary based on specific product brands and measurements.


For the Mashed Potatoes (per serving, assuming 4 servings):

  • Calories: ~300 kcal

  • Total Fat: ~15g

  • Saturated Fat: ~3g

  • Trans Fat: 0g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: ~800mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: ~40g

  • Dietary Fiber: ~6g

  • Sugars: ~2g

  • Protein: ~4g


For the Gravy (per serving, assuming 4 servings):

  • Calories: ~150 kcal

  • Total Fat: ~10g

  • Saturated Fat: ~2g

  • Trans Fat: 0g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: ~600mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: ~15g

  • Dietary Fiber: ~1g

  • Sugars: ~1g

  • Protein: ~2g


Suggested Servings:

  • Mashed Potatoes: 1 cup per serving

  • Gravy: 1/4 to 1/2 cup per serving, depending on preference


Storage:

  • Mashed Potatoes: Store any leftover mashed potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop, adding a splash of plant-based milk if needed to restore creaminess.

  • Gravy: Store leftover gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop, adding a bit of veggie broth to adjust the consistency.


Healthy Benefits:

  1. Red Creamer Potatoes: Rich in potassium, fiber, and antioxidants. The skin provides additional fiber and nutrients.

  2. Vegan Butter: Depending on the brand, it may contain healthy plant-based fats and be free from trans fats.

  3. Garlic: Known for potential immune-boosting properties and adds flavor without extra salt.

  4. Sea Salt: Contains trace minerals and can be a lower-sodium alternative to table salt.

  5. Black Pepper: Contains antioxidants and may improve digestion.

  6. Old Bay Seasoning (optional): Adds flavor without extra calories and may contain spices with potential health benefits.

  7. Cornstarch: Often used as a thickening agent, it's a gluten-free alternative to flour.

  8. All-Purpose Flour (if gluten is not a concern): Contains some essential nutrients like iron and B vitamins.

  9. Veggie Broth: Low in calories and can contribute to hydration. Check for low-sodium options.

  10. Garlic Seasoning: Provides flavor with potential health benefits from garlic.


Note: While these recipes contain plant-based ingredients and can be a part of a balanced diet, individual dietary needs may vary. Adjust portions and ingredients based on your specific health goals and requirements.


And there you have it—a simple peek into the heartwarming world of Red Creamer Potato Mash with Vegan Gravy. It's not about being fancy; it's about the joy found in sharing a dish that warms the heart. Whether you're exploring plant-based eats or just adding a tasty side to your meals, let this humble combo be a reminder—good food brings people together. Grab a plate, savor the moment, and enjoy the simple pleasure of homemade goodness. Here's to shared meals and the genuine connections they create.


Disclaimer: Individual dietary needs vary. Check product labels for specific considerations. Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary. Consult with a professional for personalized advice. Enjoy responsibly and make it your own!



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