These vegan classic mashed potatoes have all the flavor you remember, without any of the dairy! They’ll be a hit on your Thanksgiving table, but don’t wait until then! They’re a perfect side dish for any meal!
Vegan Classic Mashed Potatoes
One of my favorite dishes on the holiday table is mashed potatoes. I mean, they are the ultimate comfort food! My perfect Thanksgiving plate usually looks like one half mashed potatoes, one half a combination of stuffing, brussels sprouts, cranberry relish, and sweet potatoes! And then finish it all off with a slice of apple pie. The good life! My classic mashed potatoes are just like you remember them—a little bit creamy, a little bit chunky, and full of garlic. So delicious!
Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes
I keep my classic mashed potatoes dairy free by using olive oil instead of butter, and unsweetened non dairy milk. So delicious! Last year we hosted Thanksgiving and I was determined to track down some Oatly for the mashed potatoes. You know, before you could find Oatly in the grocery stores! I ended up purchasing it by the cup from the Nordstrom coffee shop. Yep, I brought home a paper coffee cup filled with Oatly! I wonder what that barista was thinking! Unsweetened almond milk would also be great if you don’t need to keep them nut free, and my old standby is unsweetened soy milk!
Whipped or Mashed?
Each year for family holidays—Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter—my mom and I make separate mashed potatoes. She gets a huge bag of potatoes, we boil them up in a giant pot, and then divide them up to finish them off in our own style. My mom always whips her potatoes—she actually puts them in her mixer with melted butter and cream. I always sway far in the other direction and load mine up with garlic, and leave my potatoes pretty chunky.
More Vegan Potato Recipes
- Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary
- Vegan German Potato Salad with Bacon
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with Fried Onions and Bacon
Perfect for a vegan holiday meal….or a weeknight dinner!
The best part of these vegan classic mashed potatoes is that they can be made from start to finish in under 45 minutes using only 5 ingredients! + salt. Does salt count as an ingredient? If so, then 6! So simple and easy. Quick preparation makes them perfect for a holiday meal when you are short on time and cooking up a storm! But, because they are easy, you can also incorporate into any regular weeknight meal—I have been know to pair them with frozen Gardein chik’n tenders to serve them up like a classic TV dinner—true story!
More Holiday Recipes You Will Love!
- Cranberry Orange Relish
- Vegan Red Wine Gravy
- Easy Vegan Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- Aunt Betty’s Vegan Apple Pie
- Stuffed Squash with Curried Lentils
- Maple Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Let’s Make Classic Mashed Potatoes!
So whip…er….mash these potatoes up for your Thanksgiving feast this year and drown them with onion gravy! Your guests will love it! And pop a comment down below with a star rating!
Classic Mashed Potatoes
- 3 pounds yukon gold potatoes
- 2 T olive oil
- 4-6 garlic cloves
- 2 T nutritional yeast
- 1 t salt
- 1 c non dairy milk unsweetened plain
For the Potatoes:
- Peel potatoes (optional) and dice them into 1 inch cubes.
- Place them in a large pot of room temp water. Once all of the potatoes are peeled and cut place the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. From start to finish it took me 20 minutes to get the potatoes onto the stove and cooked to be fork tender.
- While the potatoes are cooking, begin the gravy, directions below.
- Once the potatoes are fork tender drain them and return the empty pot to the stove over low heat.
- Add the olive oil and garlic to the empty pot and lightly brown the garlic.
- Mix in nutritional yeast and salt and mix well. It will become a thick paste.
- Slowly stream in the milk while stirring and mix until well incorporated.
- Add potatoes on top and mash until desired consistency.
- Serve with gravy, and enjoy!
Check out this vintage pic from the archives….still delicious!