These CREAMY Garlic DAIRY FREE Mashed Potatoes are the best! Enjoy this easy to make vegan mashed potatoes recipe that uses broth and olive oil instead of milk! Perfect for everyday dinner or Thanksgiving – you won’t believe how good and healthy these are!
Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes
It’s been 11 days without cheese or milk. 11 days. 11 days!
Let’s rewind a bit before I demand (nicely) that you offer some support (I need it). I’ve decided to try to go dairy free to help with some health issues, none that I will go into detail about until I know if it actually works for me or not.
Going dairy free is something that has been brought up to me multiple times in passing and readings and finally I woke up and decided “let’s do this”.
Cheese is something I love dearly (let’s be real) so all of a sudden saying goodbye to cheesy casseroles, mac and cheese, pizza and simple cheese slices hasn’t been easy, but at the same time it hasn’t been impossible.
The “no milk” rule I thought was going to be easy, after all I like almond milk and I don’t usually have a whole lot of milk… until I started to read every single label of my favorite snacks and foods and saw “milk”.
Really those have milk in them? That too? Oh goodness, someone throw a girl some vegan peanut butter cookies (now a favorite recipe!) please.
No Milk Mashed Potatoes
So I’m learning to cook with no cheese, milk or butter. Honestly, butter is easy, my family as a whole loves Earth Balance spread so that’s an easy swap.
I’m learning about substitutions. I’m learning about what tastes good. I’m learning what tastes really horrible. (real talk: fake cheese will never be as good as real cheese, never, maybe you will think it’s ok, but better – never).
Which brings me to mashed potatoes, if you know about my favorite mashed potatoes recipe in the world you will know it’s very… dairy. So what’s a girl to do? She’s got to make some Creamy Mashed Potatoes with no milk or butter.
And you know what? It can be done. And you know what what? They can be delicious, and these will kinda change your life (just read the comments!).
How to Make Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes
Bring potatoes to a boil. To peel or not to peel? That’s up to you, I prefer to leave the potatoes unpeeled, but if you want velvety smooth, peel them.
Keep boiling until a fork easily slides in, about 20 minutes.
Add chicken broth, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper to potatoes and mash. You can mash by hand or with a electric hand mixer. Just be careful if you’re using a hand mixer not to overmix.
Mix until creamy and serve. Enjoy!
Vegan Mashed Potatoes
These mashed potatoes are SO EASY to turn vegan! Even though the recipe calls for chicken broth, you can subsitute it with vegetable broth. And just like you have DELICIOUS Vegan Mashed Potatoes!
These mashed potatoes are creamy because we’re mashing them with broth which is a great liquid to use as a substitution for milk. Throwing in some garlic gives them a great taste and the smell is pretty delicious. Bonus points on these potatoes: You don’t have to peel them, who doesn’t love that?
So going dairy free, or just want a change in your regular mashed potatoes? Give these a try!
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- 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes unpeeled and cut into equal sized pieces
- 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and add your potatoes. Keep boiling and cook them for about 20-25 minutes, or until a fork easily slides in.
- Drain the potatoes and place them back into the pot. Add broth, olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper to pot.
- Mash until the potatoes are creamy. Serve and enjoy!