Amazing Vegan Mashed Potatoes

What would the Holidays be without mashed potatoes?  According to my mom:  “Not much!”  So here is a wonderful vegan mashed potato recipe that we use in our home.  It is simple, easy, and so delicious.


3 pounds potatoes (Organic Yukon Gold is my favorite)

1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cashews
3 tablespoons vegan margarine (Earth Balance)

salt to taste


Peel and quarter potatoes. Place in a medium sauce pan, add water to barely cover potatoes. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Lower temperature to a simmer. Let cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

Drain potato water into a container. Set aside.
Add vegan margarine to the potatoes. Stir to coat potatoes with margarine. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes.

Measure 1 1/2 cups potato water into a blender. Add 1/4 cup cashews. Blend on high until smooth (2 min.) Add to potatoes a little at a time while stirring, making sure you do not add too much liquid. When the mashed potatoes reach the right consistency salt to taste.

Note: If you need more liquid use leftover potato water.

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