One of my favorite vegan recipes is homemade creamy mashed potatoes with a champignon red wine sauce. It’s an easy recipe and very delicious!
For me, there is almost no better combination than fried champignons and fresh herbs such as thyme. The flavor of the mushrooms and herbs is something so delicious! I added some red wine and think this sauce goes very well with homemade fresh mashed potatoes. The red wine sauce has something very cozy and I love to cook this dish on a cold day, when you just wanna come home and enjoy some comfort food.
I think mashed potatoes are such a great side dish and you can use them in so many ways for cooking: as plain side dish, for a nice oven bake (like Shepherd’s pie) or to make some stuffed potato cakes or homemade gnocchi. It’s definitely an underestimated dish and that’s why I want to give some extra emphasis to mashed potatoes within this blog post.
When doing mashed potatoes, I always overcook them. This way I make sure, they are very soft and easy to mash. To make the potatoes creamy, I always add a dash of milk and mash them with a potato masher. For extra creamy mashed potatoes, I even use a blender, which certainly gives the best results. To add some flavor, I add salt and some butter. Depending on the dish I am cooking, I also like to stir in some fresh herbs to my mash, this will give a wonderful taste as well. But in this recipe, I did not add any herbs, as they will be used in the sauce.
I hope you enjoy this dish and you have a great day!
- 800g potatoes
- dash of milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp butter
Champignons in red wine:
- 400g champignons
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 onion
- 5 tbsp red wine
- 1 tbsp thyme (fresh)
- 1 tsp starch
- salt & pepper for seasoning
- Wash and peel potatoes, cut into small cubes and cook in salt water for 15-20 min until soft.
- Wash and slice champignons. Peel and chop onion.
- In a pan heat the oil then fry onion and champignons until brown and soft. This will take about 6-10 min.
- Once champignons are brown, add and stir in starch.
- Add red wine and let simmer for 3 min.
- Now add thyme and season with salt and pepper. Let it simmer for another 1-2 min.
- Meanwhile, drain potatoes, add a dash of milk, salt and butter. Mash the mixture with a potato masher.
- Put mashed potatoes on a plate and add champignons in red wine.