Have you ever eaten crock-pot mashed potatoes? Cooking the potatoes in the crock-pot is so much easier than boiling them!
This year we had the most stress-free Thanksgiving ever. It was great! I think the biggest reason it was so nice, besides God’s grace, was that I really tried to think ahead and prepare the food accordingly. I remember many Thanksgivings of the past, busily working and sweating and trying to get the dinner on the table in a timely fashion. And in particular, it was always those mashed potatoes that would make us an hour late to the scheduled feasting time. I used one of my 3 slow cookers this year and got those potatoes going in the morning, so by the time feasting time came, they were nice, tender, and ready to mix.
Making a vegan version of mashed potatoes is super easy! I made 2 different kinds of mashed potatoes since my sister needed a dairy-free version, so I’ll share both recipes with you. **Update 11/13 Now that I am dairy-free now too, I have learned more about making dairy-free and what is takes to make foods creamier, so I added some almond milk to the recipe.
Making your mashed potatoes in the crock-pot might also be a good idea to do for Christmas, too. If your crock-pot runs cooler and aren’t ready in time, or if you want to speed up the cooking process, you can take the potatoes out and microwave them or boil them a bit to soften them. It won’t take long since you’ve already cooked them in the crock-pot
Update: Before serving, I added a handful of diced, raw kale to the recipe to get more greens in. I thought it was a very subtle and nice addition. The kale softened against the warmed potatoes.
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