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Mashed potatoes. If asked what your favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is, I bet a lot of you would say mashed potatoes. I don’t blame you one bit.
Creamy, dreamy mashed potatoes are arguably THE comfort food. What is it about them that is so satisfying? I don’t know, but I do know that I love mashed potatoes.
Some people (ahem, paleo police) will argue that white potatoes are not paleo. I am not of a one-size-fits-all approach, and I personally only label myself as paleo-ish just so people have an understanding of my eating approach.
Plus, potatoes (white and sweet alike) are a source of vegetable-based carbohydrates for people who have omitted or eat minimal grains.
So let’s ditch that idea and enjoy some potatoes. While allowed on a paleo diet and whole30, white potatoes are a nightshade that cause many people with autoimmune disease issues, especially those with joint pain.
Other alternatives like mashed sweet potato, cauliflower, my easy pureed butternut squash, or any other starchy vegetable will work well in place of white potatoes.
I am thrilled with how creamy these came out with absolutely zero dairy products. None. Zilch. Zip.
This super simple recipe only needs a few ingredients as you will see below. While a pound of potatoes seems like a lot, it doesn’t make that much. My estimate is that this recipe will produce three decent servings. But, we all know that one serving of mashed potatoes is never enough.
You will definitely want to double or triple this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner!
Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30) – girlinhealing.com
Serves 3 people
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and wash, peel, and cut the potatoes into chunks.
- Add the potatoes to the boiling water.
- While the potatoes are cooking, chop the chives or scallions if using.
- Once the potatoes can be pierced with a fork, drain the water but using the same pot, add the liquids a little at a time, mashing and combining as you go. Add the seasonings and more sea salt, if desired.
- Add the mashed potatoes to a bowl and garnish or mix in the chives/scallions if using.
I can’t wait for the holidays. Are mashed potatoes your favorite side dish of Thanksgiving? What is?!