Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes

Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes

Start with this dairy-free mashed potato recipe as your base and feel free to jazz it up by mixing in any of these items.

Mashed Potato Flavor Boosters

-1 sautéed sliced leek
-1 cup caramelized sliced shallots
-½ cup chopped cooked bacon
-1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
-2 teaspoons grainy Dijon mustard
-1 teaspoon lemon zest
-1 teaspoon smoked paprika
-1 teaspoon toasted fennel seeds
-1 gluten-free chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce, minced
-½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, Gruyere cheese or grated cheese of choice
-⅓ cup chopped Kalamata olives or black olives
-⅓ cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
-¼ cup prepared pesto
-2 tablespoons harissa paste

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Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes
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Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes

If you can’t have dairy in your mashed potatoes, this recipe is the way to go. Olive oil and herbs make these dairy free mashed potatoes light, fresh and satisfying.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6
Calories: 194kcal


  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold or russet potatoes , peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs , such as flat-leaf parsley, chives or sage


  • Place potatoes and salt in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and then simmer until potatoes are easily pieced by a knife, about 25 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid in a separate container.
  • Mash drained potatoes with a potato masher or process them with a ricer or a food mill.
  • Slowly pour olive oil into mashed potatoes, stirring well with a wooden spoon to combine. Stir in some reserved cooking liquid until desired consistency is reached.
  • Add black pepper and herbs, stirring to combine.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts
Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 210mg9%
Potassium 638mg18%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 20.5mg25%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Written by Matthew Kadey, originally published in Gluten Free & More.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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