Sarah Hatfield ~ What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Mine is gravy, but my family keeps telling me that isn’t a choice. So I’ll choose mashed potatoes, since they are a preferred gravy vehicle. Here is a simple dairy-free mashed potatoes recipe that lets the other Thanksgiving sides (Gravy!) shine.
Yes, I have extended family members who insist on having both dairy and non-dairy mashed potatoes on the table. One year these dairy-free mashed potatoes were served to all of the dairy eaters by mistake, and no one noticed the swap. So don’t wear yourself out making two varieties of mashed potatoes that are only going to be buried under the other foods (Gravy!) anyway. Plus, this will leave you with lots of dairy-free leftover possibilities. Open-face turkey sandwiches with dairy-free mashed potatoes! Potato cakes! Shepherd’s pie! You get the idea.
For our personal preferences, I use soymilk or soy creamer and Earth Balance margarine in this dairy-free mashed potatoes recipe. If you prefer soy-free, unsweetened rice milk or flax milk alternative will work well in place of the soymilk and you can use one of the soy-free margarines from Earth Balance.