Slow cooker mashed potatoes with a creamy white bean herb puree! These Vegan slow cooker mashed potatoes are so buttery and delicious, even without the butter! A simple, yet healthy, white bean sage purée is cooked right in to give it extra flavor and texture!. A vegan side dish that everyone will enjoy!
So I’m just gonna finish the week with another healthy comfort food recipe. A week of cozy delicious meals (pie bars and chili) and a big corny Cotter hug! All is welcome around my table! Mmm k? And guess what? Today’s vegan white bean slow cooker mashed potatoes recipe is a total comfort food crowd pleaser, in more ways than one. Vegan, yes. Easy, yes. Delicious, yes. Nourishing, oh heck yes! I have so much to say about this winning nutrient combo I could squeal! Eeek! My inner nutrition nerd rejoices at the resistant starch combo. My inner people pleaser rejoices at the vegan (how to) food hack I’m about to mention! Yep, a creamy buttery mashed potato flavor creation all because of white beans (pulses) and the magic of a slow cooker. Did you read that?
Vegan slow cooker white bean mashed potatoes are actually good for the gut flora and and buttery??? How so!? Oh as I mentioned above, come sit at my table, cozy up, and let me feed you while I explain (and boast) and this winning mashed potato combo. Cool?
White beans are pulses. Wait what? A pulse? Yes Pulses are part of the legume family! But the term “pulse” refers only to the dried seed portion of the legume.
Dried peas, edible beans, lentils and chickpeas are the most common varieties of pulses.
Pulses are also very high in protein, fiber, plant based Iron, and folate! Just to name a few.
But… that’s not all folks. WHITE BEANS and Slow cooker mashed potatoes make magic in 2 other ways.
One, if you puree white beans. Like I did here with olive oil, garlic, and herbs, then add them to the slow cooker mashed potatoes, you will get a BUTTERY creamy taste. Buttery without butter. Have I used the word buttery enough? Haha, it’s glorious! A Vegan friendly slow cooker mashed potatoes recipe that turns out extra creamy and extra flavorful!
Did you know this? Heck, this white bean purree substitute even works in baking. Blend your white beans into you a puree and use it in place of butter. This is one of my favorite vegan food hacks to make during the holidays because no one can guess they are dairy free. Gasp! Oh and it also works for replacing butter in bread or cookies too!
Okay but we’re still talking about butter slow cooker mashed potatoes here. The perfect comfort food side dish that is actually quite nourishing. Yes, did you know that the combination of white bean puree and slow cooked mashed potatoes can actually help you gut? It’s true! And probably a NEED when you’re devouring your Thanksgiving meal.
The truth is that white bean and white potato (cooked than cooled) are a great form of resistant starch. This is a form of prebiotic fiber that is actually going to feed that GOOD bacteria in gut. That means, your gut flora is gonna eat it up and stay HEALTHY! A healthy gut flora equals good digestion. Good digesiton equals better nutrient absorption and well …. an AWESOME immunity system!
So you see, an extra serving of vegan white bean slow cooker mashed potatoes just might do you some good on Thanksgiving, or any day! I like that concept. Don’t you?
I sense you nodding your head. Fear not, carbs are good! Finally!
Okay okay, let’s stop the nutrition nerd talk and jump to the recipe. You know, so you can oooooooh and awwwww over it even more. Get your gut ready for some slow cooked goodness!
Creamy herbilicious vegan white bean mashed potato goodness. Herbilicious is a word. I promise.
Nutrition Per Serving.
Check out that fiber, Iron, and plant Protein ya’ll!
Now let’s get up close and personal with these magical vegan taters! Ahhhh yes! White Bean Magic!
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This MAGIC White Bean Slow cooker Mashed Potato recipe is sponsored by my friends over at USA Pulses Thank you for allowing me to talk about this caring real food company.
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Now go get your slow cooker ready ya’ll!