Creamy Potato Puree

Creamy Potato Puree

It´s winter here in South Africa, cold fronts every week and gloomy weather to boot. This is the ideal time to take extra care of your body and your mind.

Sometimes I run out of ideas for dinner, and like everyone else, I am often not in the mood to stand in the cold kitchen for an hour making dinner.

I started making sheet pan vegetables and although they are delicious and crunchy, they can sometimes get a little boring and repetitive.

So one night I decided to make some mash to go with the vegetables to make them a bit more exciting. I didn’t cook the potatoes for long enough and they were quite hard to mash!

I then took out the immersion blender and puréed them with a little milk, salt and pepper.

I came out delicious!

What a happy discovery on my part, they taste so smooth and creamy, and the best past is that they act as a dressing, or sauce if you will, to top the vegetables with, this is fantastic for me, as I am not always too enthusiastic about making a calorie-heavy cheese sauce, and I am definitely not a fan of any powder sauces that you just add milk or water to, they taste like plastic.

I have come to love this purée, I even top my vegan schnitzel or vegan burger patties with them, they are a great addition to my week night vegetables.

This recipe can also me made vegan by adding a milk alternative instead of cow´s milk.

Potato Puree

Vegetarian potato puree that can be eaten alone, or as a dressing for roasted vegetables or meat.
Cook Time 15 mins
Blending 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 2 people
Calories 200 kcal


  • Immersion Blender


  • 2 Potatoes
  • 200 ml milk or milk alternative
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Bring water to the boil in a pot.
  • Add salt to the water.
  • Cook potatoes until soft.
  • Add 200ml milk to the pot and turn off the heat.
  • Add in more salt to taste and black pepper.
  • Blend potatoes until smooth with the immersion blender.
  • Optional: Add in garlic or chopped parsely for extra flavour.
  • Serve hot.


Creamy potato puree
Keyword dinner, main course, potatoes, puree, Vegetarian

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