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Healthy Vegan Mashed Potatoes

by: claire cary

These are the best healthy mashed potatoes that deserve a spot at your Thanksgiving table! Made with fresh herbs, garlic and olive oil, this recipe is a total crowd pleaser and you'd never know they're vegan!
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins


  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil can sub for vegan butter
  • 1/2-3/4 cup non dairy milk I used plain/unsweetened almond
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely minced or 3 tsp minced
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt I used 1
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary
  • ¼ cup chives


  • If you're peeling your potatoes, do so now. I peeled mine, but if you like more texture to your mashed potatoes, you can leave some, or all, of the skins on, just be sure to wash the potatoes really well.
  • Chop into small (roughly 1 inch) cubes and add to a large pot. Fill with 8 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of salt. I know that sounds like a lot of salt, but it's key for flavor and some of it will be drained with the water.
  • I used this herb infuser for the rosemary, but you can also wrap it in a cheesecloth. Either way, place that right into the pot and bring to a boil. Let simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Drain the potatoes but leave the colander in the sink for now.
  • Mince the garlic and add to the pot with 1 tbsp of oil. Saute until it just starts to brown, then remove from the heat and add the potatoes back in.
  • Use a potato masher to roughly mash, then add in the milk, olive oil, salt and pepper. Start with 1/2 cup of the milk and add more if you don't want a thick consistency.
  • Use a handheld electric mixer to beat just until creamy. Careful not to over do it or the potatoes can become gummy.
  • Taste and adjust flavors as desired, I usually add a touch more olive oil for a richer flavor and more salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with the chopped chives and enjoy!


One serving of mashed potatoes is somewhere around 1/2-3/4 cup, or 1/2 pound of raw potatoes per person. Yukon gold potatoes are on the smaller size and generally come in bags, so don't worry so much about the number of potatoes, but rather the weight! 1/2 pound per person is a good place to start. 
Once prepared, these potatoes will keep for about 5 days in the fridge.
Serving: 0.75cup / Calories: 316kcal / Carbohydrates: 39g / Protein: 6g / Fat: 14g / Fiber: 5g / Sugar: 3g

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