These are hands-down the best vegan mashed potatoes! This vegan mashed potatoes recipe uses 5 ingredients and can be made in under 25 mins.
TIP: If you want to make an extra creamy vegan mashed potato recipe, my secret tip is to blend silken tofu & soy milk to make vegan cream which makes the mashed potatoes extra creamy! This is optional if you don’t have silken tofu, but it’s what I do sometimes and highly recommend it as it makes the mashed potatoes thick & creamy!
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Best Vegan Mashed Potatoes
DAIRY-FREE & GLUTEN-FREE
If you want your holidays to be filled with fluffy clouds of the best vegan mashed potatoes, this simple 20-minute recipe is perfect.
I’ve had a lot of bad vegan mashed potatoes in my life. Grey and clumpy is not the best vegan mashed potato of my holiday dreams. These vegan mashed potatoes are garlicky, creamy and fluffy. Also, it pairs perfectly with my easy vegan gravy recipe.
INGREDIENTS FOR BEST VEGAN MASHED POTATOES:
- Potatoes (I prefer Yukon Gold Potatoes)
- Vegan Butter or Margarine (you can make my homemade vegan butter)
- Unsweetened Soy Milk (best plant-based milk to make it creamy)
- Salt & Black Pepper
- Vegan heavy cream substitute or Silken Tofu blended with Soy Milk (makes the best vegan cream at home)
- Fresh Parsley (tasty any add extra festive colour!)
KITCHEN EQUIPMENT I USED:
- Large Pot
- High-Speed Blender
- Measuring Utensils
- Small Saucepan
- Strainer or Sieve
- Potato Masher or Potato Ricer
- Wooden Spoon
FULL RECIPE DOWN BELOW
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What is a good substitute for butter in mashed potatoes?
If you can’t find vegan butter or margarine (many are accidentally vegan), you can also use olive oil.
What is a good substitute for cream in mashed potatoes?
Mixing silken tofu & soy milk in a blender is such a good substitute for cream in mashed potatoes. It’s why I recommend blending silken tofu with unsweetened soy milk in this recipe to make the best vegan mashed potatoes.
- 2.5 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes (i recommend Yukon Gold potatoes)
- ⅓ cup vegan butter or margarine
- ½ cup unsweetened soy milk & extra ¼ cup if you have the optional silken tofu
- ¼ cup silken tofu or vegan heavy cream (optional)
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil.
- Add peeled and chopped potatoes to the pot, cover and cook for 15 mins, or until potatoes are tender.
- In a small saucepan, heat the vegan butter or margarine, and garlic, and cook for 3 mins, until fragrant, but not browning.
- Pour in ½ cup of soy milk into the vegan garlic butter and bring to a simmer.
- This is optional: To make the mashed potatoes extra creamy, use store-bought vegan heavy cream or in a blender, blend together ¼ cup of soy milk with ¼ cup silken tofu until smooth to make a vegan cream!
- Add the optional soy milk & tofu cream mixture (or vegan heavy cream) to vegan garlic butter.
- Add chopped parsley to the sauce and cook for another 3 mins, until heated through and fragrant.
- Once the potatoes are cooked, drain the potatoes in a strainer or sieve.
- Add the potatoes to the pot and mash with a potato masher. If you have a potato ricer, it's even more quicker to put them through it and back into the pot all mashed.
- Pour over the milky-garlic mixture and combine until smooth.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.
Hey I’m Candice aka The Edgy Veg – I veganize popular food recipes for vegans, plant-based diets, eco-conscious eaters & people who are trying to eat more plants over… y’know animals or their by-products. I hope you enjoy this tasty vegan recipe!
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