Mashed Potatoes Without Milk

Mashed Potatoes Without Milk

It’s super easy to make mashed potatoes without milk. This dairy-free mashed potatoes recipe is easy to make, ready in 20 mins and can feed a family; perfect for the holidays or any weeknight! Most people think mashed potatoes are for special occasions and holidays but I’m here to tell you that not only are they wrong but this nutritious and delicious side should be enjoyed any day of the week!

Do you peel your potatoes before boiling them? I’m torn on the idea. On one side I grew up with my mother peeling them but I much prefer the method of keeping the skins on. You do lose lots of nutritious goodness when you do peel the potatoes (more on this in the nutrition section below). So it’s up to you how you want to start this recipe.

I chose to keep the skins on for this recipe as I wanted the extra nutrition but you can easily remove them and it won’t really change anything but take you longer to prep and make the consistency smoother.

Mashed Potatoes No Milk

How to Make Mashed Potatoes With No Milk

You don’t need milk to make mashed potatoes! You just need 20 minutes, a potato masher and a little bit of elbow grease (not to be confused with actual grease).

  1. *optional* Start by peeling potatoes if you don’t want skins.
  2. Cut your potatoes lengthwise and then into approximately one inch cubes.
  3. Add potatoes to a large pot of cold water
  4. Turn the stovetop to high and boil the potatoes until tender. You should be able to stab a fork through them with ease, about 10 to 15 min depending on how large you cut the cubes.
  5. Drain the water from the pot. Keep the potatoes in the pot but remove them from heat.
  6. Begin to mash the potatoes together. Once they start to blend together add the rest of the ingredients, – dairy-free butter, soy milk, salt, – except green onions, and continue mashing to desired consistency. At this point you may want to use a hand blender to. It will give the potatoes a much smoother and more whipped consistency than just using a hand masher.
  7. Top with green onions and gravy.

Optional toppings for plant-based mashed potatoes

Kitchen Equipment I used for recipe:

  • Sturdy Potato Masher for Smooth Mashed Potatoes – Not all potato masher are created equally and this isn’t just your basic spiralled masher. The construction on this one makes it easier to grip and mash as well it’s designed to give your mashed potatoes a smoother consistency!
  • Aesthetically pleasing teal spoon set – a lot of people recently have been asking about my spoon set and I feel like a fraud because everyone thinks it’s some expensive set but it’s super inexpensive and they look amazing!
  • Super cheap but quality non-stick pan – A good non-stick pan will change your life and it doesn’t have to break the bank. I love this one because it’s made out of granite and is super durable!
Mashed Potatoes Without Milk

Mashed Potatoes Without Milk

John Rush
It's really easy to make mashed potatoes without milk. This dairy-free mashed potatoes recipe is ready in 20 mins and can feed an entire family; perfect for the holidays or as a side for a weeknight meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 5 people

Equipment

  • Pot
  • Potato Masher

Ingredients
  

  • 10 Yukon Gold Potatoes medium
  • ¾ cup Soy Milk unsweetened
  • 4 tbsp Dairy-free Butter
  • 2 Green Onion Stalks optional
  • Sea Salt

Instructions
 

  • Cut your potatoes lengthwise and then into approximately one inch cubes.
  • Add potatoes to a large pot of cold water
  • Boil the potatoes until tender. You should be able to stab a for through them with ease, about 10 to 15 min depending on how large you cut the cubes.
  • Drain the water from the pot. Keep the potatoes in the pot but remove them from heat.
  • Begin to mash the potatoes together. Once they start to blend together add the rest of the ingredients, except green onions, and continue mashing to desired consistency.
  • Top with green onions and gravy.

Pups Notes

  • Using a hand blender can make your life significantly easier when mashing the potatoes but will give them a more smooth and whipped texture. 
  • Adding more butter will make the potatoes creamier while adding more soy milk will make them less dry, play around with the ratio to get your desired consistency!
Keyword mashed potatoes, plant based, plant based mashed potatoes, potato, potato recipe, potatoes, vegan
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Nutrition Facts for Dairy-free Mashed Potatoes

The nutrition information presented here is for all of the ingredients. I take all of the nutritional information from Cronometer a nutritional tracker website that provides you with a lot of great information, especially regarding micronutrients!

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size1 g


  • Amount Per ServingCalories496
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 12g 19%
    • Sodium 152mg 7%
    • Potassium 2890mg 83%
    • Total Carbohydrate 91g 31%
      • Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
      • Sugars 5.5g
    • Protein 9.7g 20%

    • Vitamin A 17%
    • Vitamin C 68%
    • Calcium 22%
    • Iron 106%
    • Vitamin D 4%
    • Vitamin E 10%
    • Vitamin K 15%
    • Thiamin 29%
    • Riboflavin 29%
    • Niacin 41%
    • Vitamin B6 115%
    • Vitamin B12 23%
    • Folate 8%
    • Pantothenic Acid 51%
    • Phosphorus 58%
    • Magnesium 40%
    • Zinc 35%
    • Selenium 5%
    • Copper 93%
    • Manganese 64%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    The white potato has a long history of being demeaned by people in the nutrition world and the fact of the matter is this, white potatoes are actually very healthy for you BUT it all depends on how you cook them and what you add to them after the fact.

    On their own potatoes contain a good amount of fiber (especially if you keep the skins on which we always recommend), they’re full of complex carbs that will give you long-lasting energy AND they’re scientifically proven to keep you full longer than other foods.

    That being said they need to be accompanied by other complementary foods. We use soy milk specifically because it’s creamy and it adds a protein boost to recipes which are nice.

    If you take a baked potato on its own it’s relatively healthy and pretty good for you, but then add sour cream, cheese, bacon bits, etc. it becomes unhealthy pretty quick (vegan or not). The same goes if you take a potato cut it into fries and deep fry, you’re stripping what nutritional value they did have. So really it’s not the potatoes fault, the potato is healthy, it’s what we do to it that makes it unhealthy.

    Dairy-free Mashed Potatoes

    Commonly Asked Mashed Potatoes Questions

    What can I substitute milk for in mashed potatoes?

    Substituting milk in mashed potato recipes is easy! In our recipe, we substituted milk with unsweetened soy milk, but we could have used any other plant milk, we just like the protein content in soy milk. It’s important to check if you are substituting milk in your mashed potatoes for plant milk that you’re not switching for flavoured milk, nobody wants vanilla-flavoured mashed potatoes!

    Are white potatoes vegan?

    Yes! White potatoes (and all potatoes for that matter) are vegan. The word “vegan” is defined as: Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. As white potatoes don’t contain any animal products it means that they are vegan.


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