Mashed Potatoes

Essential Recipe for a Vegan or Vegetarian Holiday Menu

Mashed Potatoes

Vegan or Vegetarian Mashed Potatoes: People used to eat mashed potatoes almost every day, if not at almost every meal, but they've mostly been replaced with fries.

Now, mashed potatoes are mainly served at holiday meals, with turkey and gravy, or lentil loaf for the vegans and vegetarians.

That's why we call our humble mashed potato recipe a holiday recipe!

Total Prep & Cook Time: 60 Min

6 Servings

Nutrition Data Per Serving, 237g: 204 cal, 40g carb, 4g fat, 60mg sodium, 5g fiber, 5g protein, 2g sugars, low Cholesterol, good source Vit B6, Potassium, Vit C. Estimated glycemic load 17


  • 6-8 medium size starchy potatoes, such as Russet
  • 2 Tbsp of butter, olive oil or veggie spread
  • 1/2 cup or more milk or cream
  • Vegan Option: Unsweetened unflavored non-dairy milk - soy, hemp, or rice milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Minced garlic or garlic powder
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  • Peel thorougly and rinse the potatoes
  • Cut in large chunks, place in a large pot and cover with cold water
  • Add a tsp of salt and bring to a boil
  • Simmer covered on low heat for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork
  • Drain the potatoes well through a colander
  • Add dairy or non-dairy milk, butter or oil, salt and pepper
  • Mash with a potato masher or pastry blender
  • Whipped Potatoes: Add a little more milk and beat on low with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Don't overbeat or the potatoes will become gummy
  • Garlic Potatoes: Lightly brown 1 Tbsp minced garlic (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder) in the oil or butter before adding to the potatoes
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I hope we all agree, mashed potatoes are a necessary part of a vegan or vegetarian holiday meal.

Because our mashed potato recipe goes perfectly with cashew gravy, cranberry sauce, lentil loaf, nut loaf, baked tofu, and vegan stuffing.

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