Freedom Friday: Garlic Herbed Mashed Potatoes

July 11, 2014

My awesome husband had his wisdom teeth removed yesterday. Doctor’s orders: “Anything that does not need to be chewed can be eaten.” Ok, got it. I had the day off and had plenty of time to experiment with delicious, mushy-textured comfort foods for Christopher. For dinner we had a delicious soup with these amazing potatoes as a side. They are perfectly creamy, herbed and spiced with roasted garlic; perfect for my wisdom-toothless husband’s post-op diet! Enjoy these when you need a taste of home, an easy side dish or a tried and true warm comfort food. Have a fantastic weekend all! Happy Friday!

Freedom Friday: Garlic Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Serves 2-3

2 Large Idaho potatoes, cleaned but not peeled

2 tsp. dried Oregano

2 tsp. dried Parsley

1 cup nutritional yeast

Ground Black Pepper to taste

4 cloves garlic (roasted whole with the skin on at 400 degrees F for about 40 minutes, then peeled)

2 tbsp Soy-Free Butter Substitute


1. Boil potatoes for 5-10 minutes at a rolling boil until soft to the touch of a fork, remove carefully and place in large mixing bowl

2. Mash roasted garlic and potato with a potato masher or large fork until mixture is mostly smooth with some small chunks throughout

3. Mix in soy-free butter sub (Earth Balance makes a delicious soy-free spread!) and nutritional yeast while potato mash is still hot

4. Let potato cool and then fluff lightly with a fork

5. Sprinkle with herbs and pepper and serve immediately.


Also on Freedom Friday: Tangy Grilled Shish Kabobs

 Fudgy Zucchini Brownies

Mini Raw Vegan Ice Cream Cakes

Raw Vegan Romaine Tacos



Photo: Kate Coffey


Contributing Editor Kate Coffey is the founder of Forever Fascinated Blog, a vegan, the lucky co-parent to Miss Wednesday the Wonder Pup, a French speaking/lover of anything French U.S. Army Wife who is on a mission to spread the good word about living life to its fullest! You can also follow Kate on her Instagram and vegan organic pet treat shop, Wednesday Cafe.


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