Truffles are one of our weaknesses. Mixed them with potatoes, and we empty the plate. Period. This Truffled Mashed potatoes recipe is made in minutes and delivers plenty of satisfaction.
There’s hardly a way to create another such an easy, flavorful, and decadent recipe in so little time than this one, so get ready for some compliments. This recipe is exquisite and is made in minutes!
Truffles are those things that you either love or hate, and we just can’t get enough of them. White, black, shaved, oil-infused, whichever way they come, we will dig into them, no questions asked.
What are truffles
Not to be confused with fancy chocolates of the same name, savory truffles are subterranean fungi grown in calcareous soils near the roots of trees such as oak or hazelnut. They’re produced in concentrated areas worldwide, including France, Italy, New Zealand, China, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Pacific Northwest.
In Northern Italy, truffles grow widely and are highly valued and used in many dishes such as risottos and pasta, so yes. So living here, we are closer to our idea of heaven.
Want to know more about truffles?
- Nutritional yeast
- Truffle oil
- Olive oil
See quantities and full instructions in the recipe card.
Boil the potatoes, skin on.
Add all the ingredients to a bowl and with a masher, mix everything together.
Mashing potatoes, as opposed to boiling or roasting them, can cause their starch granules to become leakier and dissolve into the liquid phase of the potato.
This will result in a thicker mash with a creamier texture and an enhanced 'potato flavor'. If you prefer, mash them by hand – but if you want quick and easy – go for the food processor.
I like to peel my potatoes first (if they don't need pre-peeling, I skip this step). Boil them - cooking time will depend on your preference. Cook until tender but not too soft - I like mine when there's still some give when poked with a fork.
Benefits of potatoes
- Potatoes are healthy. They have good things like vitamins C and B6, potassium, copper and manganese. Plus, they also have antioxidants that help fight cancer.
- So it is no wonder how mashed potatoes became one of the most popular comfort food in America! Truffles provide another layer
- Baked potatoes make a delicious meal with no added fat.
- They can be prepared in many different ways but always taste the same—delicious!
It's recommended to store mashed potatoes after they are thoroughly chilled. Freezing mashed potatoes, with or without gravy, isn't recommended. It destroys the texture of the potatoes with prolonged exposure to cold temperatures and prevents nutrients from being available for their normal functions, which can result in taste changes.
For best results, refrigerate your pot of mashed potato on a tray if not covering tightly with cling wrap before stirring every 20 minutes for many hours (depending on temperature) to keep it cold and prevent oxidization that will lead to off-flavors. When ready to eat again after refrigerating, reshape into ball shape then put back into fridge either overnight or enough time so it is inhospitably cold before reheating.
To make these mashed potatoes, I like using this immersion blender, which is very helpful to make pestos, and curry pastes (Yellow and Green Thai Curry pastes). Also, it works better to make sauces such as this Green Goddess Sauce and the delicious Creamy Vegan Sauce that we use for everything! Sometimes bigger food processors, don't work as well for creams.
More Sides ideas?
- Green Beans with Toasted Flaked Almonds
- Roasted Butternut Squash
- Herbed Stuffed Mushrooms
- Gorgonzola Lentils Salad
Get a look at hour suggested Vegan Christmas Menu Post
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Recipe: Truffled Mashed Potatoes
- Boil. Bring your water to boil with some salt. Add the potatoes and cook until tender.5 potatoes, 2 tablespoon salt
- Mash the potatoes with their skin on.5 potatoes
- Blend all the ingredients and mix well.1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon white truffle oil, 1 tablespoon nutritional Yeast, 1 tablespoon rosemary
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- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
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- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
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