The Best Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes


Perfect Potatoes

Choose starchy potatoes such as Russets or Yukon Golds for their creamy texture when mashed. Peel and cut them into evenly sized chunks.

Boiling the Potatoes

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to simmer. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.

Draining and Preparing

Once cooked, drain the potatoes thoroughly in a colander and return them to the pot. This step ensures they're dry and ready for mashing.

Mashing Method

Use a potato masher or a ricer to mash the potatoes while they are still hot. For a smoother texture, use a ricer.

Healthy Creamy Blend

Mix non-fat Greek yogurt with garlic powder for a creamy texture without butter or heavy cream. Warm slightly before adding to the drained potatoes.

Dairy-Free Butter

Select a dairy-free butter substitute such as Earth Balance or Miyoko's Creamery butter. Add it to the hot mashed potatoes and allow it to melt completely.

Creamy Consistency

To achieve a creamy texture without dairy, slowly incorporate unsweetened almond milk, oat milk, or vegetable broth.


Season the mashed potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. For extra flavor, consider adding roasted garlic cloves, chopped chives, or a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.

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