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Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

These Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are the perfect side dish. They're so creamy and delicious, no one will even know they're hiding cauliflower!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Holiday, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 158kcal
Author Mary Ellen


  • 2 large russet potatoes (about 3 cups) chopped into about 1 inch pieces
  • 1 head cauliflower (about 3 cups) chopped into about 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked for either for 4 hours with cold water or 10 mins with boiling water)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 TB vegan butter
  • 1/2 TB nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tb chives (optional)


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Add chopped potatoes and cauliflower and cook until both are fully cooked (about 12-15 minutes). 
  • While vegetables are cooking, add cashews and water to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • When cauliflower and potatoes are cooked, drain them and add them back to pot. Add the cashew cream and the rest of the ingredients (except chives) to pot and use a hand mixer to combine until creamy. If you don't have a hand mixer add everything to a stand-alone blender and blend until creamy.
  • Top with chives (optional).
  • Enjoy!


This makes about 4 cups of mashed potatoes


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin C: 61.9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.8mg