Mashed Potatoes with Nutritional Yeast Gravy

A few weeks ago I wrote about how organic potatoes made creamiest baked potatoes I’ve ever had. This week we discovered this is also true of mashed potatoes. A couple nights ago I made mashed potatoes from some organic potatoes I bought from New Leaf Market. I decided to serve the potatoes with broccoli my parents grew and nutritional yeast gravy using the recipe from The Grit restaurant in Athens, Georgia.

A quick sauté to the home grown broccoli and  I had delicious, tender florets with just a little crunch in the stalks.

Fresh Broccoli
Fresh Broccoli

The nutritional yeast gravy, a copyrighted recipe available in The Grit Restaurant Cookbook, is an easy sauce that goes well with mashed potatoes, vegetables, or tofu. Nutritional yeast, a deactivated yeast, is a popular ingredient with vegans and vegetarians because it provides vitamines and protein. I like the nutritional yeast gravy because it has a slightly nutty, cheesy flavor.

Nutritional Yeast Gravy
Nutritional Yeast Gravy

Together, the mashed potatoes, broccoli, and nutritional yeast gravy made a great tasting comfort food dinner packed with minerals from the potatoes, vitamin C and dietary fiber from the broccoli, and protein and B-complex vitamines from the nutritional yeast. The creaminess of the potatoes with the added texture from the broccoli was perfectly finished with the cheesy, saucy nutritional yeast gravy.

Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, and Nutritional Yeast Gravy
Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, and Nutritional Yeast Gravy
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