Mashed potatoes are a staple side dish. These vegan version is creamy, rich, and savory. Bring it to your next potluck and its bound to impress even your non-vegan family members and friends. These are perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but are easy enough to make for any weeknight dinner. Since they have no dairy, they are much less heavy than regular mashed potatoes. This recipe is completely customizable, and I will provide suggestions for ingredient substitutions.

The Ingredients

  • Potatoes
  • Milk
  • Fresh garlic
  • Better than bullion
  • Seasonings

How to Make the Mashed Potatoes

  • Cut your potatoes into cubes. Boil them until they are tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and add them to a mixing bowl
  • To your mixing bowl with the potatoes, add better than boullion, minced garlic, milk, butter, and seasonings.
  • Use a hand mixer to whip up the potatoes until they are super smooth and creamy. Easy as that!

Substitutions and Modifications

  • Add some vegan butter if you want to make this dish even creamier.
  • You can use cashew cream instead of milk. Again, this will make these even more creamy and decadent.
  • You can really use any seasonings that you think are best
  • You can use broth and substitute that for half the milk if you are wanting something more savory and less creamy.

Serving Suggestions

There are so many ways to serve mashed potatoes. They complement absolutely any protein. My favorite ways to eat mashed potatoes are as part of a Shepherd’s Pie, or as part of a vegan KFC famous bowl with breaded tofu.

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  • 3 pounds potatoes
  • 2 tbsp better than boullion
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 cloves garlic (mixed)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp herbs de Provence OR poultry seasonings


  • Peel and chop your potatoes.
  • Bring water to a boil and add your chopped potatoes.
  • Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook potatoes for 15-20 minutes, or however long it takes for them to get really nice and soft.
  • Drain the potatoes, and add them into a mixing bowl.
  • To your mixing bowl, add milk, better than bouillon, garlic, nutritional yeast, onion powder, and seasonings.
  • Turn on your hand mixer and whip your potatoes until they are creamy.