Vegan 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 creamy mashed potatoes are delicious, even without butter! A vegan side dish crock pot recipe that everyone will enjoy!
This white bean vegan 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 vegan mashed potato flavor creation all because of white beans (pulses) and the magic of a slow cooker. Did you read that?
Vegan mashed potatoes made with white beans are actually good for the gut flora and and they’re 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?
What are Pulses?
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
- plant based Iron, and
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 slow cooker vegan mashed potatoes recipe that turns out extra creamy and extra flavorful!
Did you know this? Heck, this white bean puree 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 vegan 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.
WHITE BEAN SLOW COOKER VEGAN MASHED POTATOES VIDEO
Watch this super quick recipe video and learn how to make the white bean vegan 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 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
Now let’s get up close and personal with these magical vegan mashed potatoes! Ahhhh yes! White Bean Magic!
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