Amazing (Dairy-Free) Mashed Potatoes

Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes

Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes

I have a thing for mashed potatoes.

I have always had a thing for mashed potatoes.

Much to My Mama’s chagrin, that used to entail potato flakes and cardboard tasting mashed potatoes from a box.

Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes | Emily Levenson

It wasn’t until much later (i.e.—after graduate school) that I realized how stinkin’ easy it was to make them from scratch.

Boxed potatoes BE DAMNED.

Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes | Emily Levenson

As much as I love mashed potatoes, I always kind of winged it when it came to a recipe. Adding a few potatoes here, a glob of butter or Earth Balance there, and a splash of whatever milk we had on hand.

Not this time.

This time, I wrote it down.

Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes | Emily Levenson

Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes | Emily Levenson

We paired these bad boys with a little Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes and Onions, and asparagus.

But you could just as easily eat these on their own, in all of their starchy, salty, potatoey goodness.

Lord knows I’ve done that one or two (thousand) times.

Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes | Emily Levenson

And I’ll probably do it a thousand more times between now and…next month.

Oh, and for those with an aversion to the Nightshade family (i.e.—white potatoes), this recipe would be equally as delicious with a few sweet potatoes or yams.

Just thinking about that makes me want to go whip up a batch now. (Thank you, pregnancy.)

Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes | Emily Levenson

Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes

Amazing (Dairy-Free) Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Emily Levenson |


  • 1.5 - 2 lbs Idaho potatoes or any other potato you have on hand
  • 3 tbs Earth Balance or other dairy-free / vegan buttery spread
  • 1/2 cup almond or rice, soy, coconut, etc. milk
  • Salt + Pepper to taste


  1. Peel potatoes and cut into large chunks.
  2. Put in a medium to large stock pot and cover with water.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are fork tender; approximately 15 minutes.
  4. Drain water (can reserve for bread making! or simply toss).
  5. Return potatoes to pot and mash with a potato masher (or fork, or blender).
  6. Add Earth Balance, almond milk, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

Allergen Information

Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, and Corn Free.

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. It is tablespoons and not teaspoons, right? I ask because the abbreviation is written lowercase and I’m accustomed to seeing Tbs capitalized and tsp lowercase.

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