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Vegan Mashed Potatoes

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These Vegan Mashed Potatoes are just as good as their dairy laden counterparts, and just as easy to make too!

Potatoes are one of the greatest foods on earth, and Mashed Potatoes are one of the greatest ways to enjoy them! These Vegan Mashed Potatoes are super easy to make, and highly customizable to whatever you like!

I’ve made a lot of Mashed Potatoes in the past, and admittedly, they didn’t always turn out the best. While making mashed potatoes is relatively easy, there’s some room for error if you’re not careful.

I would usually not cut mine into even pieces, or over cook and water log them. Well, I did two things differently this time! First I weighed out each piece to make sure they were roughly the same size, and I steamed them as well!

I prefer steaming over boiling since it’s more fool proof and it takes less time to boil a little bit of water versus an entire pot of water, so it’s a win win!

ingredients for vegan Mashed potatoes

  • Potatoes – You can use Russets or Yukon Golds or a combination of both!
  • Vegan Butter – This recipe calls for 1/2 cup of vegan butter, but use more or less as you see fit!
  • Vegan Milk – Make sure it’s unsweetened, and also make sure it’s hot when you add it to the potatoes.
  • Garlic – I don’t use a ton of garlic in this recipe, so add more as you like it.
  • Nutritional Yeast – Nooch is a great addition for some added umami!

how to make vegan Mashed potatoes

  • Pick potatoes that are the same size and weight.
  • Peel them and wash the potato funk off of ’em!
  • Cut them in half, and then into pieces about 1 oz. I like to actually weigh mine to make sure they are around the same size. This will really help them all cook evenly.

  • Wash the pieces again and let them rest in a bowl of cool water.
  • Bring a pot with a steamer basket up to a boil. Drain the potatoes and then add them to the steamer basket and cover. Steam for 25 – 35 minutes or until fork tender. (Note: the photos below are a halved recipe, so 1 1/2 pounds, those only need to be steamed about 20 minutes.)

  • If you can, use a POTATO RICER! Not only does it do an amazing job of mashing the potatoes, but it’s super fun to use too! But mashing with a regular old masher is fine as well!
  • Melt the butter and heat up the garlic and milk, and then add it to the potatoes and fold to combine. Add more butter or milk, just make sure they are hot when you add them.

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Thee Burger Dude
5 from 1 vote
Servings 6 – 8 servings


  • 3 pounds Potatoes Russets or Yukon Gold
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1 – 1 ½ cup unsweetened plant milk*
  • 2 – 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel and wash the potatoes. Cut them into equal chunks, I go for 1 oz. pieces. I'll use a scale to make sure they are around the same size and weight.
  • Add them to a steamer basket in a large pot and steam them for 20 – 30 minutes, or until fork tender. Stirring them occasionally so they cook evenly.
  • Mash the potatoes with a ricer or masher.
  • Add the vegan butter to a saucepan over medium heat and melt it. Then add in the garlic and cook it for 1 minute. Next pour in the unsweetened plant milk, nutritional yeast and salt. I used 2 tsp of salt, so add as much or as little as you like. Bring that up to a light boil. Remove from heat.
  • Pour over the mashed potatoes and gently fold in. Adding more butter or milk as needed, but making sure they are heated up before doing so.
  • Taste and adjust for final seasoning and enjoy!


*Everyone likes their mashed potatoes differently, if you like yours super creamy and wet, add more butter or milk! If you like them thick and stiff, use less! You know what you like!
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