The Ultimate Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

dairy free mashed potatoes on white plate

Welcome to the ultimate guide to making creamy, delicious vegan garlic mashed potatoes. In this article, we’ll dive into a mouthwatering recipe that’s not only plant-based but also dairy-free. Whether you’re a vegan, trying to accommodate dietary restrictions, or just looking for a healthier alternative, these vegan garlic mashed potatoes are sure to please your taste buds.

How to Create the Perfect Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients & Substitutions

Before we get into the details, let’s take a look at the ingredients you’ll need. You don’t need to worry about quantities for now; we’ll cover that later.

  • 6 large Yukon gold potatoes (or 8-9 small)
  • ¼ cup vegan butter
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh chives (for topping)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Helpful Tools

To make your vegan garlic mashed potatoes, you’ll need a few handy tools. Here’s what you’ll want to have on hand:

How to Make This Recipe

Now that you’ve got your ingredients and tools ready, it’s time to get cooking. Follow these simple steps to create the creamiest vegan garlic mashed potatoes:

raw potatoes in blue dutch oven

Preparation: Peel the potatoes if desired, cut them into quarters if they are large, or in half for smaller potatoes, and add them to a large pot. Cover the potatoes with enough cold water, add 2 tsp of salt, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Here is my article on How to Boil Potatoes for Perfectly Creamy Mashed Potatoes.

boiling yukon gold potatoes in dutch oven

Roasting the Garlic: While the potatoes are boiling, prepare the roasted garlic. Cut the top off the garlic, cover it with 1 tbsp of olive oil, wrap it in tinfoil, and air fry at 390°F for 20 minutes. (For oven instructions, see notes)

roasted garlic and vegan butter for vegan garlic mashed potatoes

Mashing the Potatoes: Using a fork, mash together the vegan butter and roasted garlic.

plant based garlic mashed potatoes in white bowl

Final Touches: Drain the potatoes in a colander, then return them to the pot. Mash the potatoes until they are nice and fluffy. Add the butter mixture, salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.

vegan garlic mashed potatoes in dutch oven

Serve and Enjoy: Top your vegan garlic mashed potatoes with freshly chopped chives or vegan gravy. Serve and enjoy your flavorful creation.

non dairy garlic mashed potatoes

Notes

  • If you prefer roasting garlic in the oven, follow the same steps as above but roast at 400°F for 40-50 minutes.
dairy free  garlic mashed potatoes

Tips & Tricks

To ensure your vegan garlic mashed potatoes turn out perfectly every time, here are some tips and tricks:

  • Use Yukon gold potatoes for a buttery texture.
  • Don’t skip roasting the garlic; it adds depth of flavor.
  • Adjust the consistency with more vegan butter or a splash of plant-based milk if needed.
  • Season generously with salt and pepper for the best taste.

FAQ: Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Can I use other types of potatoes?

While Yukon gold potatoes are recommended, you can use other varieties, but the texture and flavor may vary.

What can I substitute for vegan butter?

You can substitute vegan butter with olive oil or coconut oil for a different flavor profile.

Is roasting garlic necessary?

Roasting garlic is essential for adding a rich, mellow flavor to your mashed potatoes, but you can skip it if you’re in a hurry.

Can I make these mashed potatoes in advance?

Yes, you can make them ahead and reheat when needed. Just add a bit of plant-based milk to maintain the creaminess.

dairy free mashed potatoes on white plate

Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Enjoy the creaminess of vegan garlic mashed potatoes, a dairy-free delight. Try our easy recipe for a tasty and healthy side dish. Perfect for any meal.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 6 large yukon gold potatoes (or 8-9 small)
  • ¼ cup vegan butter
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped for topping
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Peel the potatoes if desired, cut them into quarters if the potatoes are large or in half for smaller potatoes, and add to a large pot. Add enough cold water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch, and 2 tsp of salt.
  • Bring the water to boil over high heat, then reduce to medium and cook at a rapid simmer for 15-20 mins. Check that the potatoes are tender, they should easily slide off when pierced with a fork.
  • While the potatoes are boiling, prepare the roasted garlic but cutting off the top of the garlic, covering with 1 tbsp olive oil, wrapping in tinfoil and air frying at 390°  for 20 mins. (For oven instructions see notes)
  • Using a fork, mash together the vegan butter and roasted garlic.
  • Drain the potatoes in a colander, then place back into the pot. Mash the potatoes until they are nice and fluffy, then add in your butter mixture, salt and pepper. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • Chop with fresh chives, or vegan gravy, serve and enjoy!

Notes

To roast garlic in the oven: follow the same steps above, but instead of the air fryer, roast in the oven at 400° for 40-50 mins. This does take longer than the air fryer version, so it’s best to make the roasted garlic ahead. 
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Conclusion

Vegan garlic mashed potatoes are a delightful addition to any meal, whether you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, or simply looking for a flavorful side dish. By following this recipe and these handy tips, you can create a bowl of creamy, dairy-free mashed potatoes that will leave everyone at the table craving more.

8 thoughts on “The Ultimate Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

  1. Laila says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was amazing so delicious and absolutely loved the garlic flavour, I will be making this again over the holidays, it has been book marked 😉

  2. Kelsey says:

    5 stars
    So creamy and delicious made your vegan gravy too and was perfect!

  3. Trina says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe thank you! The garlic was so tasty 😋

  4. Kat says:

    5 stars
    These mashed potatoes were so nice and garlicky if that’s a word lol such a nice simple and easy to follow recipe

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