Slow cooker mashed potatoes made with a creamy white bean puree! A simple slow cooker mashed potatoes recipe with healthy white beans cooked in to give extra flavor and texture. These vegan mashed potatoes are delicious, even without butter! A vegan side dish crock pot recipe that everyone will enjoy!
This white bean slow cooker mashed potatoes recipe is sponsored by my friends over at USA Pulses Thank you for allowing me to talk about this caring real food company.
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 buttery 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.
HOW TO MAKE WHITE BEAN SLOW COOKER MASHED POTATOES
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 digestion equals better nutrient absorption and well …. an AWESOME immune 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 slow cooker mashed potatoes recipe.
You know, so you can oooooooh and ahhhh 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.Print
- 2.5-3lbs red and/or gold potatoes peeled
- 1/2 cups broth
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp sea salt and pepper
- 1 shallot sliced
- fresh herbs such as thyme, basil, etc. 1-2 sprigs or a 2-3 basil or sage leaves (extra to fold in after if you’d like, or to garnish)
- Extra oil if needed or 2-4 tbsp Coconut or almond milk to thin out.
- 1/2 tsp sea Salt or garlic salt and pepper or to taste after cooked
- For the White Bean Sage Puree:
- 15 oz can of organic cannelloni organic beans drained rinsed (or cooked white beans)
- 1/8 cup oil
- 1/4 cup broth
- 3 sage leaves stem removed
- 1 large or 2 small garlic cloves
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Wash and peel your potatoes. Place in slow cooker.
- Next make your white bean puree. Place beans, oil, broth, sage leaves (stems removed), oil, 2 small garlic cloves (peeled), salt, pepper, and oil in blender or food processor.
- Blend until creamy. Taste and see if it’s to your liking. Add more salt/pepper/seasoning again if desired. Set aside.
- Next add 1/2 cups broth, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 tsp garlic minced, 1/4 tsp sea salt and pepper, and 1 shallot sliced to your potatoes in the slow cooker. Mix all together.
- Now pour your white bean puree on top of the potatoes in the slow cooker/crock pot with a couple pieces of herbs/sage on top. Chop any extra herbs and/or sage into pieces. Set aside.
- Cover and cook high for 4 hrs., stirring half way
- Be sure to remove stems from herbs if you placed any on top of cooked potatoes. You can do this half way or at the end of cooking.
- After potatoes have softened enough, mash first with masher in the crock pot. Then take an Immersion Blender and Blend in slow cooker until smooth. See notes if you don’t have an emersion blender.
- If potatoes are too thick, add more oil or 2-4 tbsp of coconut milk or almond milk to thin out.
- Last Fold in herbs (as little or as much as desired).
- 1/2 tsp sea Salt or garlic salt and pepper or to taste.
If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can continue to mash with masher, or place cooked mashed potatoes in a blender. Add a little broth or milk (2-4 tbsp) and blend until creamy. Immersion Blender work best though.
Nutrition Per Serving.
Check out that fiber, Iron, and plant Protein ya’ll!
Now let’s get up close and personal with these magical slow cooker mashed potatoes! Ahhhh yes! White Bean Magic!
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Now go get your slow cooker ready ya’ll!