Want to prepare creamy, delicious, and hearty potatoes in this windy, cold time to warm up yourself? These comforting vegan creamed potatoes are just the right thing to make your day smooth and happy. 

 

Most people are familiar with old-fashioned creamed potatoes, used as a side dish to the main meal. I have prepared a vegan-friendly and gluten-free version so that you can easily enjoy it at home with your family. My family and I are big potato fans and always try to prepare varieties dishes from potatoes, and creamed potatoes are one of them. 

Also, try Vegan Creamed Corn And Vegan Creamed Turnips 

 

You can easily prepare this rich and luscious vegan creamed potato if you know the proper steps. In this recipe, there are tips and tricks you can follow to prepare this dish at home today!  

Creamed potatoes in saucepan

Why Are Potatoes Good for You?

 

Many people think potatoes are not that nutritious, but in reality, they are. Potatoes are even considered an all-purpose vegetable as it is cheap and has nutritional benefits. Potatoes are cholesterol and fat-free; also, they are low in sodium. 

 

Potatoes are a great source of fiber, which has many health-beneficial capabilities by itself. Besides fiber, potatoes have vitamin B6, C, potassium, choline, etc. Here are some potato health benefits which makes them suitable for us,

 

  • Improve Digestive Health: The type of fiber in potatoes is known as ‘resistant starch.’ This fiber has health benefits of both soluble fiber and insoluble fiber, such as it can cause minimal gas than other types of fibers.
  • Prevents Diseases: Potatoes are full of antioxidants that fight against free radicals from damaging our cells. Also, antioxidants can lower our risk of heart disease and cancer.
  • Decreases in Blood Pressure: Potassium and magnesium are found in steamed potatoes; both can help decrease our blood pressure and protect the heart from the risk of stroke.
  • Can Improve Blood Sugar Control: Potatoes’ resistant starch can decrease insulin resistance, thus improving blood sugar control.
  • Good for Bone Health: The calcium, zinc, and magnesium in potatoes can help our body to build bone structure, health, and strength. 
  • Naturally Gluten-Free: Naturally, potatoes are gluten-free, which alone makes them a great choice for people with coeliac disease or avoid gluten. 

potatoes chopped for creamed potatoes

Is it Okay to Have Potatoes Every Day? 

 

Potatoes are one of the most common vegetables consumed in the U.S., yet they often get a bad hit. Mostly potatoes are eaten as chips or fries, so many people think it has so many calories and is unhealthy but it does not need to go like that. 

 

Eating a potato every day will not lead to any unhealthy effects, and even you can add it to your healthy diet. It will not gain any cardiometabolic risk like diabetes, heart issues, or stroke. You need to cook potatoes as baked and steamed and prepare them without adding too much salt or saturated fat. 

 

So, it is recommended to have potatoes daily but in a healthy way. In this recipe, I have prepared the potatoes by steaming them, so it has the perfect amount of nutrients and essential fiber.  

 

Use the Right Variety of Potato

 

My first choice will be Russet potatoes which work best to prepare creamed potatoes. They are high in starch that has a fluffy and smooth texture. They are the creamiest when you prepare them and have the best texture you want. 

 

My other choice will be Yukon Gold potatoes, which are naturally creamy, making your recipe rich and luxurious, but they are a bit lower in starch but a bit waxier. 

 

You can also use any new potatoes from the store as no matter what potatoes you use, they will be flavorful, but the texture will be slightly different. 

boiled potatoes

Creamed Potatoes Ingredients

 

  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Vegan Butter (I used Earth Balance Buttery Spread)
  • 3 tablespoons flour (I used all-purpose gluten-free flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used coconut milk)

making roux in saucepan

Instructions

 

  1. Scrub, peel, and cube potatoes. Add potatoes to a large saucepan, with water to cover. Bring to a boil lower the heat to simmer for about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat vegan butter in another large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour, and salt. Slowly add the unsweetened non-dairy milk. Whisk constantly for about 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  3. Drain the potatoes and add them to the saucepan with the sauce. Gently stir. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

boiled potatoes added to the roux

Can I Prepare Vegan Creamed Potatoes Dish Ahead?

 

Yes! If you want to prepare this, start by cooking and draining the potatoes. Let them cool and keep them in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you are ready to serve them, warm them in the oven or microwave. After that, follow the below step 2 from instruction to prepare the vegan creamed potatoes instantly. 

Baked Vegan Creamed Potatoes

 

If you want to save up your time or have a busy schedule, you can try baking them. It will have a similar creamy texture and be much simpler to throw together if you have a tight schedule. Simply add the slices of potatoes, heavy coconut cream, and some spices like garlic to prepare this satisfying side dish. 

Chef’s Tips

  • The secret to achieving smooth creamed potatoes is never to stop whisking until properly done. 
  • When you add milk to the flour, it will sometimes form lumps but keep whisking until you achieve smoothness. 
  • If you don’t have coconut milk, use soy milk.
  • If you want a bit of spiciness, you can top the dish by adding paprika. Sprinkle some with your hand by taking a pinch of paprika. Don’t add directly from the container, or you will mistakenly add way too much. You will end up having a big red gulp of spicy paprika on your dish. 

Other Potato Dishes To Prepare

  1. Duchess Potatoes
  2. Crispy Roast Potatoes
  3. The Best Vegan Mashed Potatoes
  4. Hasselback Potatoes
  5. Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
  6. Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
  7. Roasted White Sweet Potatoes
  8. Vegan Southern Green Beans And Potatoes
  9. Vegan Potatoes Au Gratin

vegan creamed potatoes in saucepan on a grey background

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Vegan Creamed Potatoes

Want to prepare creamy, delicious, and hearty potatoes in this windy, cold time to warm up yourself? These comforting vegan creamed potatoes are just the right thing to make your day smooth and happy. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Soul
Keyword: Vegan Creamed Potatoes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 76kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Vegan Butter
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour (I used gluten free all purpose flour)
  • 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk I used coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Scrub potatoes and cut them into chunks. Add potatoes to a large saucepan, with water to cover. Bring to a boil lower the heat to simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat vegan butter in another large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour, and salt. Slowly add the soy milk. Whisk constantly for about 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  • Drain the potatoes and add them to the saucepan with the sauce. Gently stir. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 487IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg