mashed potato heaven

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dinner,Gluten Free,Vegan

I was craving mashed potatoes recently, and I spent more than a healthy amount of time daydreaming about different flavors and interesting ingredients I could add to them.

Then I saw Angela’s High Protein Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
Oh good gravy. Or beans. Whatever.

Fresh scrubbed:

What went into my batch:

15 organic red potatoes
2 cans pinto beans, drained but not rinsed
5 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons Earth Balance
sea salt, to taste

While potatoes boil (about 20 minutes), blend pinto beans + garlic in processor. Mash potatoes with Earth Balance, add bean puree and combine. Sea salt to taste.

Enjoy immensely and thoroughly.

Thanks to Angela, we can now eat mashed potatoes for dinner! :D Which is exactly what we did!

I actually made bowls for us, with veggies and a few more beans. Perfect dinner!

As you can imagine, these taste incredible. Very buttery, garlicy, delicious. Welcome to the spabettie household, protein potatoes – we will be enjoying your company all winter!

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Aimee September 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Oh how I love mashed potatoes! These sound delicious.


2 suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] September 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm

adding beans? that’s pretty awesome, and i might have to give this a shot. i love that it’s got the extra protein! :P


3 spabettie September 22, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I know!! protein = potatoes + veggies for dinner! :D


4 Becky September 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Mashed potatoes are my favorite food! Back in the day, I would order meals with double mashed. OK, maybe that was over the top, but these are not. They look so good!


5 spabettie September 22, 2010 at 6:15 pm

you could totally do these double! :)


6 Shirley @ gfe September 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Can’t wait to try these! Very neat idea! :-)



7 Heather (Where's the Beach) September 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Great idea. I made a cannellini bean mash once (sort of an accident type of thing) that tasted sooo much like mashed potatoes that I was going to try to remember to add them to my mashed potatoes one time. Haven’t remembered yet ;-)


8 spabettie September 22, 2010 at 6:14 pm

see? I knew you were a genius, just like Angela! definitely do it! you’ll love them. so SO good!


9 Amanda @ Vegacious September 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm

These are on my list too!!! :)


10 Lynn September 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I am TOTALLY going to make this!! luv luv luv it! and steamed chard would pair nicely with this!


11 spabettie September 22, 2010 at 6:12 pm

mmm, chard! great idea, Lynn !! :) how are you doing? we’d LOVE to see you soon…


12 Anna September 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Yum! And what beautiful red potatoes! Love that vegan food.


13 EmbraceYourSkin September 22, 2010 at 8:10 pm

I only like mashed potatoes on occasion, but these seem worthy of my love :)


14 Mary (A Merry Life) September 23, 2010 at 2:25 am

I loved mashed potatoes. Adding beans is such a great idea!


15 Notes from the Fatty File September 23, 2010 at 7:39 am

Oh my gosh, this is GENIUS. I am Irish so I love me spuds and I am not one of those people who think potatoes are “bad” foods. But this combo really does make the awesome potato even more awesome!


16 spabettie September 23, 2010 at 10:14 am

yes – potatoes = GOOD. protein potatoes = DINNER ! ;)


17 Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt September 25, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Mashed potatoes and I are BFF. True Story. I need these in my life.


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