Nov 13
2013

Vegan Mashed Potato & Cauliflower Recipe with Roasted Peppers & Caramelized Onions

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Serve up this light, dairy free Vegan Mashed Potato & Cauliflower dish, with roasted peppers and caramelized onions for Thanksgiving this year. Thank you to GO Veggie! and Kitchen PLAY for helping me to share this recipe & giveaway with you.
Vegan Mashed Potato & Cauliflower Recipe with Roasted Peppers & Caramelized Onions | cookincanuck.com #Thanksgiving #vegan

Whether you follow a vegan diet or are trying to eat lighter this holiday season, or you have a vegan guest or relative at your Thanksgiving or holiday table, this mashed potato and cauliflower is a fantastic option. Making sure everyone you love is taken care of (at least feast-wise) is all a part of spreading the holiday cheer.

Considering that mashed potatoes are typically laden with milk or cream, and plenty of butter, coming up with a lighter, vegan version requires some tinkering. But have no fear, I have tinkered and tasted on your behalf. The result is a recipe that will impress all of your guests, not just those looking for a dairy free alternative.

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Vegan Mashed Potato & Cauliflower Recipe with Roasted Peppers & Caramelized Onions | cookincanuck.com #Thanksgiving #vegan

So, what’s the trick? This recipe uses a mixture of potatoes and cauliflower florets, mashed to a smooth texture, and spiked with sweet caramelized onions and smoky roasted red peppers. The cauliflower provides a lighter texture overall…not a typical dense mashed potato texture.

The trick to the creaminess (without the cream) is twofold. Instead of milk, I used almond milk. Then I added a good dollop of GO Veggie! Dairy Free, Vegan Classic Plain Cream Cheese, which is a vegan cream cheese alternative. There is no cholesterol in the cream cheese and the saturated fats are plant-based.

GO Veggie! dairy free, vegan cream cheese alternatives come in three flavors: classic plain, chive & garlic (which would be fantastic in this recipe, too) and strawberry. You can check out the ingredients lists and nutritional panels here.

This recipe is very flexible. Think of substituting a mixture of fresh herbs for the caramelized onions or stir in some roasted garlic for an extra layer of flavor.

The recipe:

Heat the olive in a large skillet over medium heat.

Vegan Mashed Potato & Cauliflower Recipe with Roasted Peppers & Caramelized Onions | cookincanuck.com #Thanksgiving #vegan

Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden brown.

Place cubed potatoes and cauliflower florets in a large saucepan and cover the vegetables with cold water.

Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes and cauliflower are tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes.

Vegan Mashed Potato & Cauliflower Recipe with Roasted Peppers & Caramelized Onions | cookincanuck.com #Thanksgiving #vegan

Drain the vegetables, return to saucepan and set over medium heat, stirring the potatoes and cauliflower until dry, 1 to 2 minutes.

Using a food mill, potato ricer, hand mixer or potato masher, mash the potatoes with the almond milk to remove the large lumps.

Add the cream cheese to the potatoes and continue to mash until the potatoes are smooth and the cream cheese is incorporated.

Vegan Mashed Potato & Cauliflower Recipe with Roasted Peppers & Caramelized Onions | cookincanuck.com #Thanksgiving #vegan

Stir the caramelized onions and roasted peppers into the mashed potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

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Cream Cheese Mashed Potato Recipe with Roasted Peppers & Caramelized Onions {Vegan}

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Makes 6 cups

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Calories per serving: 111.6 cal

Fat per serving: Total Fat 2.1g / Saturated Fat 0.9g

Cream Cheese Mashed Potato Recipe with Roasted Peppers & Caramelized Onions {Vegan}

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 1/2 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1/4 lb. cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 3 oz. GO Veggie! Dairy Free, Vegan Classic Plain Cream Cheese Alternative
  • 1 roasted red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden brown.
  3. Place cubed potatoes and cauliflower florets in a large saucepan and cover the vegetables with cold water.
  4. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes and cauliflower are tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes.
  5. Drain the vegetables, return to saucepan and set over medium heat, stirring the potatoes and cauliflower until dry, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Using a food mill, potato ricer, hand mixer or potato masher, mash the potatoes with the almond milk to remove the large lumps.
  7. Add the cream cheese to the potatoes and continue to mash until the potatoes are smooth and the cream cheese is incorporated.
  8. Stir the caramelized onions and roasted peppers into the mashed potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Notes

Calories 111.6 / Total Fat 2.1g / Saturated Fat 0.9g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 140.9mg / Total Carbohydrates 21.6g / Fiber 3.8g / Sugars 2.1g / Protein 3.3g / WW (Old Points) 2 / WW (Points+) 3

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by GO! Veggie Foods. Product and giveaway items were provided by GO! Veggie Foods. All opinion are my own.

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1 Kate November 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm

This recipe looks sooo yummy!

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2 Michelle @ The Fresh Direction November 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm

This looks like it would be a great addition to any holiday menu. I follow a vegan diet and am always trying to find new recipes that will appeal to the non-vegan eaters at my table too… thanks for sharing!

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3 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm

This is full of so much goodness! Love this recipe!

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4 Abby@TheFrostedVegan November 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Love this! These look divine, can’t wait to try these!

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5 sarah November 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm

These all look great!

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6 Danielle November 13, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Thank you so much for the recipe. I’ve always wanted to know how to make this.

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7 Jeanette November 13, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Great vegan option for Thanksgiving or any time of the year!

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8 kelley November 14, 2013 at 7:52 am

Gorgeous recipe, Dara! I love mashed cauliflower and you’ve elevated it to a whole new level with all these savory additions!

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9 Natalie S November 14, 2013 at 11:32 am

This recipe looks delicious!

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10 Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg November 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

This looks delicious. I would make this for sure.

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11 MaryB November 14, 2013 at 11:58 am

This looks like the perfect side dish for my vegan friends coming to our holiday dinner. What great timing!

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12 Beth November 14, 2013 at 11:58 am

Will definitely be trying your mashed potato & cauliflower recipe! Thanks for posting it, and also turning me on to a product, new to me, Go Veggie!

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13 Aimee @ Simple Bites November 14, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I love mashing cauliflower with potatoes, but you elevate it to a whole new level!

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14 Erica November 14, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I have been looking for a lighter mashed potato recipe. Can’t wait to try this one out and love the added peppers for color and extra jazz. Thanks.

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15 Kate@Diethood November 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

This looks absolutely delicious! Hearty and so creamy… I love it!

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16 Emily B November 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm

This looks amazing!! I’ve been experiencing with cauliflower quite a bit lately.

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17 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 14, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I love the roasted peppers and caramelized onions, great side dish!

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18 Kathryn November 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Cauliflower has become my families favorite vegetable lately it is so versatile! Roasted, mashed, sautéed, steamed I can’t wait to try this recipe too!

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19 Lorna November 14, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Great thanksgiving side dish

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20 Shannon November 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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21 Aimee Porter November 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I should never read your posts when I’m hungry! This looks amazing:)

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22 Kate D. November 14, 2013 at 7:57 pm

This recipe looks amazing. There are no vegans at this years Thanksgiving dinner, but this recipe will be on the menu!

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23 Jo-Anne November 15, 2013 at 4:44 am

I’m adding this recipe to my Thanksgiving menu this year.

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24 Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction November 15, 2013 at 10:02 am

Such a perfect Thanksgiving side dish! I love combining mashed cauliflower and mashed potatoes!

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25 Kim Beaulieu November 15, 2013 at 10:24 am

This is one gorgeous and flavour packed mashed potato recipe. I was stopped in my tracks by the photo with the onions, beautiful shot, perfect colour. I love all the add ins to this. I need to try for the family. And I had no idea you could get vegan cream cheese. Very cool.

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26 Rena November 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

This looks delicious!

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27 Andrea M November 15, 2013 at 11:23 am

what is the utensil you used to mash!? i’ve never seen anything like that, at least i don’t think, however i’m pretty sure i want it!

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28 Alison November 15, 2013 at 12:47 pm

As stupid as this sounds, I have heard of mashed cauliflower and mashed potatoes, but it never occurred to me that a mix of the two might make a great dish. This recipe looks wonderful!

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29 Shoshana November 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Even though I’m not making Thanksgiving, I might just have to make this for dinner one of these days!

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30 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes November 16, 2013 at 6:36 am

What a great way to dress up potatoes!

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31 Amanda T. November 16, 2013 at 10:10 am

The Vegan Mashed Potato & Cauliflower dish looks so good that I can’t wait to try it out and add it to my Thanksgiving dinner menu.

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32 sum November 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Looks great!

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33 Jenn Edwards November 16, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I love the red and green in these mashed potatoes – reminds me of Christmas!

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34 Starla Bates November 16, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Glad I came across this post, that looks delicious!

xo

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35 Aggie November 17, 2013 at 11:48 am

Oh Dara this looks so good! I love how you incorporated cauliflower with the potatoes. YUM!

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36 Amy @ The Nifty Foodie November 17, 2013 at 12:38 pm

These look so decadent! Great idea!

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37 Shelby November 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I’ve never heard of Go Veggie! I will definitely keep my eyes peeled for it in the grocery stores around here though!

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38 Donna Lynch November 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Will have to give Go Veggie a try!

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39 Gabrielle November 17, 2013 at 3:46 pm

This sounds so good, can’t wait to try it!

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40 Brigette November 17, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Looks yummy!

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41 Heidi November 17, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I can’t wait to make this and am sure I will love it– made the butternut squash chicken stew for the third time in a month, today!

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42 Sarah November 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

These look delicious!

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43 Carolsue November 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I’ve been meaning to try these products. If I win, that would be the perfect opportunity! Thanks for the giveaway!

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44 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl November 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm

This sounds and looks so delicious!! Love the red pepper addition!!

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45 Nutmeg Nanny November 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Oh yum, the flavors in this recipe are just perfect :) I can’t wait to get a taste of this!!

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