The Best Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Oil-Free + Just 5-Ingredients)

November 12, 2018

Appetizers and Sides

By: Chris Petrellese 

The BEST vegan mashed potatoes made with a secret ingredient that brings them to the next level! These require just 5 simple ingredients total, are so easy to make and will be ready in about 30 minutes. They are perfect for the holidays, family dinners or even date nights at home.

The BEST Vegan Mashed Potatoes With Dill and Chives Overhead

This is my contribution to the holiday dinner table every year…and for good reason. My vegan mashed potatoes are always a hit, with vegans and nonvegans alike, and we are stoked that you’re going to be able to try them out and bring them to your holiday celebrations, too!

Vegan Mashed Potato Ingredients

Yukon gold potatoes, fresh dill, garlic, almond milk and…drumroll please…vegan cream cheese! Wait what?!

Yup, the secret is out. Vegan cream cheese is the KEY to the perfect mashed potatoes and we are livinggg for it. It brings in the perfect amount of tang and brings the creaminess of the mash to a whole new level. All we have to say is you’re welcome 😉

The Best Vegan Mashed Potatoes Close Up

We have a ton more appetizers and sides on the blog as well as Thanksgiving recipes for ya if you love this one! Some of them include:

We hope that you love this recipe as much as we do! Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of our recipes, we love to see your photos!

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The Best Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Oil-free + Just 5-Ingredients)


  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings

Description

The BEST vegan mashed potatoes made with a secret ingredient that brings them to the next level! These require just 5 simple ingredients total, are so easy to make and will be ready in about 30 minutes. They are perfect for the holidays, family dinners or even date nights at home.


Ingredients

  • 5 medium (1.5 lbs) Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced*
  • 4 oz. vegan cream cheese (we used Kite Hill Chive Cream Cheese)*
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/8 cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Carefully prick each potato 4-5 times with a sharp knife. Once the water is boiling, add in the potatoes and cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain the potatoes through a strainer and set aside for now.
  2. Place the pot back on the stove and set it over medium-low heat. Add in 2-3 tablespoons of water (or 1 tablespoon of oil) and add in the minced garlic. Sauté until the garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. 
  3. Once the garlic has cooked, add the potatoes back into the pot along with the vegan cream cheese, almond milk, and dill. Using a potato masher slowly mash the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve warm.

Notes

  • We found a chive cream cheese at our local Whole Foods Market that worked perfectly in this recipe. If you are not able to find this, just simply use regular vegan cream cheese and then add in 1-2 tablespoons of finely chopped chives.
  • If you do not want to use vegan cream cheese, you can use vegan butter in its place (about 1/3-1/2 cup). This will make the recipe no longer oil-free.
  • The nutrition facts do not take into consideration the addition of salt and pepper to taste.
  • We have used russet potatoes in this recipe and although it works, it is no our preferred potato.
  • You can also use 1 teaspoon garlic powder in place of the fresh garlic.
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Category: Side, Holiday
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Oil-free, Gluten-free

Keywords: Side, Holiday, Vegan, Oil-free, Gluten-free, Mashed Potatoes,

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Disclaimer: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  1. Bobbie Greene says:

    Can this recipe be doubled ?

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