This staple recipe is much needed as we build our Thanksgiving plates. The mashed potatoes come together in a snap, just make sure you've got some non-dairy milk and butter on hand. But the gravy is really something special. I diligently combed through all the best vegan gravy recipes out there and added my own twist to make this a dreamy, creamy, thick, deeply flavorful consistency to carry you through the cold months and beyond.. Keep this simple gravy close to home. Make it this week to save for Thanksgiving, it'll even freeze for your cooking ease...
What you need:
5 russet potatoes, or potatoes of choice, peeled or not
Non dairy milk (check out our home made almond milk)
Non dairy butter (check out our home made butter)
Garlic if you wish
For the Gravy:
1 onion, chopped
1 package 8 oz. mushrooms - baby bella, cremini, portobello all work great
2 tbl vegan butter
1 c vegetable broth
2 tbl soy sauce
2 tbl flour (of any kind, to create a roux)
Optional: 1 tbl miso paste
What you do:
Start to sautee onion in water or oil in a pan over medium heat.
Peel, if you like, and chop potatoes into about 1" cubes.
Set potatoes with cool water to cover in a pot on high heat.
When onions are translucent, in about 10-12 minutes, add the mushrooms, give those guys around 8 minutes to shrink, darken and cook the moisture out.
Add the remaining gravy ingredients, lower heat to low, allow the flavors to med for 2-3 minutes.
Drain potatoes, mash with a fork, masher or beaters. Add non dairy milk, butter, salt, pepper, garlic as you wish.
Blend the gravy in a blender on high until combined.
Assemble the potatoes, gravy and a bit of parseley/rosemary/extra crack of salt/pepper.
Taste, roll your eyes into the back of your head in delight.