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. Enter the potato puree.

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.

It 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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