Truffles are one of our weaknesses. Mixed them with potatoes, and we emptied the plate. Period. This Truffle Mashed Potatoes Recipe is made in minutes and delivers plenty of satisfaction.
There’s hardly a way to create another easy, flavorful, and decadent recipe in less time than this one, so get ready for some compliments. This recipe is exquisite, and the prep time is minimal: it 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.
They are widely found in Northern Italy and Tuscany. We loved the ones we tasted in the Piedmont, Italy region.
We love eating all kinds of dishes with truffles like creamy pasta during the fall season. Check out all our fall-inspired recipes.
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This rich mashed potato recipe comes together with only a few ingredients.
- Potatoes (the best potatoes are russet potatoes or yukon gold potatoes)
- Nutritional yeast
- Black Truffle oil (or truffle butter)
- Olive oil (or unsalted butter)
Optional: white pepper (or black pepper).
See quantities and full instructions in the recipe card.
Mashed potato recipe instructions
Making truffled mashed potatoes is super easy; follow these simple steps to get the perfect creaminess and texture.
Bring to a boil the potatoes in salted cold water over medium-high heat. Leave the skins on until they are fork-tender on a large pot.
Note: when boiling water for your truffle mashed potatoes, it is better to use cold water and similar size potatoes. That way, you ensure that the potatoes are cooked evenly.
Drain the potatoes.
Mix. Add all the ingredients to a bowl, and with a potato masher or electric mixer, mix everything until fluffy, and you reach the desired consistency. If you want to make them creamier, use your warm plant milk of choice.
Seasoning. Taste and season the mashed potatoes with additional salt and pepper if desired.
Garnish and serve warm with chopped parsley or, even better, with a sprig of rosemary.
Optionally you can top the truffle mashed potatoes with vegan parmesan cheese or mash roasted garlic along with the potatoes if you want to add some extra garlic flavor, but it is not necessary.
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.
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 more prominent food processors don't work as well for creams.
More Sides dish 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: Truffle Mashed Potatoes
- Boil. Bring your cold water to boil with some salt. Add the potatoes and cook until tender. You can either leave the skins on, or peal the potatoes.5 potatoes, 2 tablespoon salt
- Mash the potatoes with the rest of the ingredients.5 potatoes
- Adjust the seasonings.1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon black truffle oil, 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast, 1 tablespoon rosemary
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