Roast dinners are a staple for many families, and mashed potatoes often feature on the table. If you’re a fan of creamy mashed potatoes soaked in a generous helping of turkey gravy, then you’ll adore this recipe! We think it’s perfect for serving alongside any meal.
If you want to add just a dash of marijuana magic to your plate, then a side dish like this is the perfect way to do it. You don’t need advanced cooking skills or loads of ingredients, either.
Stay tuned as we run through how to make this recipe and what the best strains are for cooking up this savory treat.
What You Will Need for This Recipe
One of the best bits about this recipe is its simplicity. You won’t need tons of ingredients, just a few essentials.
For the marijuana mash, you will need:
Russet potatoes are essential for this recipe if you want the deliciously creamy texture. However, you can add more bite to them by using Yukon Gold instead. Some people use a mixture of Russet and Yukon Gold, so the choice is yours!
For the cannabis gravy, you will need:
- Turkey or chicken stock
- Fat from meat drippings
- All-purpose flour
- Balsamic vinegar
There are lots of ways to make gravy, but it’s always best made fresh using stock from the meat. If you can, try to obtain the stock by cooking down the bones of the turkey or chicken into a broth. It’s perfect if you’re cooking for a festive occasion and want to minimize waste.
How to Make Cannabutter
As you may have noticed, both aspects of this recipe require cannabutter. Anyone skilled in cannabis cooking will probably know how to make it already, but in case this is your first attempt at edibles, here’s a quick rundown.
Grab your strain of choice, scatter the nugs on a baking tray, and stick them in the oven for about 30 minutes at 350˚F. This process activates the cannabinoids, so you get potent, effective edibles.
Next, grind the decarboxylated buds into a coarse powder. Take a large crockpot or slow cooker, and melt down one cup of butter. Add one cup of water when it is melted and stir to combine. The water only serves to stop the butter from burning and sticking – you will remove it later.
Pour in the ground cannabis and mix it in, then heat the butter over a low temperature for about 3 hours. Check on it regularly to stir and make sure it isn’t boiling.
Finally, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth to remove the plant matter, then leave it in the fridge to set. Once the butter is solid, you can drain out the water and store it as normal.
This recipe makes one cup of cannabutter. You can find a full rundown of how to make cannabutter in our complete guide.
Best Strains for Cannabis Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Before cooking the cannabutter, you need to choose what strain is best. There are multiple factors to consider here, including:
- Desired potency
- Flavor of the strain
- Effects of the strain
For a roasted feast that includes this cannabis mash and gravy, chances are that it’s a social occasion. As a result, you’ll want an energetic and socializing strain that won’t have you falling asleep at the dinner table.
You should also choose a savory strain that won’t ruin the taste of your meal. Spicy strains work quite well with this dish, as do herby options. Below is an overview of our top choices for cannabis mashed potatoes and gravy.
Although an indica, White Widow is a surprisingly social strain that will have you relaxed and ready to chat the world away. If you’re someone who finds themselves anxious at times, White Widow will help you to unwind and get talking. Luckily, it doesn’t cause sedation, either.
There is a slight undertone of fruit to this strain’s taste, but the overwhelming flavors are spicy and skunky. As a result, it pairs well with savory dishes such as this.
Be aware that White Widow packs around 22.5% THC, so you will be knocked off your feet if you use too much! That said, hit the right balance, and you can expect to feel relaxed, euphoric, and ready to party.
OG Kush is an all-time classic. It truly is the original. It’s a hybrid that leans ever-so-slightly to the sativa side, with 55% sativa genetics. The effects are calming and euphoric, just like White Widow, but it also adds an element of cerebral intoxication. Some users can feel spacy after using OG Kush. It’s best for dinner parties where the whole crowd is experienced in marijuana and is willing to undergo some intense effects.
With a spicy flavor that carries hints of citrus, OG Kush is a delicious strain to enjoy with a roast dinner. However, it packs 23% THC, so be warned!
Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze is a strain that featured in our recommendations for a marijuana turkey roast. It brings a lovely, tangy citrus quality to the dish, and its lemon notes go well with the mash and gravy.
As a sativa-dominant hybrid, Super Lemon Haze will energize you and ensure you feel sociable and talkative. It’s an excellent dinner party strain! At 20% THC, it’s also the most moderate strain on our list.
A Note on Dosage
This recipe features both mashed potatoes and gravy infused with cannabis. You will need to be very careful how much weed you use to ensure that you don’t overdo it.
Optionally, you can cut the cannabutter out of one of the recipes so there is less room for greening out. Alternatively, do some math to calculate how much weed you’re adding to the cannabutter. Take note of the THC content of your chosen strain before you begin!
Cannabis Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Recipe
This recipe is relatively simple. It’s best if you’re preparing a roast alongside so that you can use the fat from the meat. However, you can leave out the fat and replace it with more cannabutter, if that’s easier.
For the mashed potatoes
- 3lbs Russet/Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 2 tablespoons cannabutter
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 teaspoons rosemary
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
For the gravy
- ½ cup cannabutter
- ¼ cup fat, skimmed from drippings
- 1 tablespoon cannabutter
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups turkey broth
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- First, prepare the mashed potatoes. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil, then add the cubed potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes, until tender enough to poke with a fork.
- In a separate pan, melt the fat and the cannabutter together. Sprinkle the flour on top, and stir continuously into a homogenous mixture, about 2-3 minutes.
- Using a whisk, stir the mixture while slowly pouring in the broth. Keep going until the mixture is smooth with no lumps. Pour in the balsamic.
- Simmer the gravy for up to 20 minutes until it reaches the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
- Drain the potatoes and add them to a large bowl or back to the pot. Add the cannabutter and milk and whisk into a creamy texture. You can use a potato masher or fork to break them down. Then, add the garlic, rosemary, and seasonings. Stir to combine to your desired consistency.
- Keep warm by adding a lid to the bowl or pot, but keep it off the heat, until you are ready to serve.
- Top with the warm gravy.
Final Thoughts on This Delicious Side Dish
Cannabis mashed potatoes are an absolute game-changer; we hope you will agree. As always, make sure you use edibles responsibly and don’t overconsume. Remember, it can take a few hours to feel the effects.
Try this recipe and let us know what your favorite strains are in the comments below!