A bowl of mashed potatoes with a bowl of gravy behind it.

Vegan Chunky Garlic Mashed Potatoes

You'll love the hearty flavor of this Vegan Mashed Potatoes, along with the simplistic method of this recipe. Minimal ingredients. Big flavor!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 98kcal
Author Namely Marly


  • 5 - 6 Red Potatoes not peeled*, washed and chopped
  • 2 - 3 cloves of garlic peeled and chopped
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons vegan butter or olive oil
  • ¾ cup plant-based milk plain, not vanilla flavored
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Place the chopped potatoes in a large pot and fill it with water, so that you have about 1 - 2 inches of water above the potatoes. Place over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender. Sprinkle the chopped garlic over the top and remove from heat and allow the water to cool so the water isn't too hot for the next step.
  • Pour the potatoes into a strainer over the sink (be careful of emerging steam). Place the cooked and drained potatoes in a large bowl. Add the vegan butter (or olive oiand use a fork or potato masher to mash the potatoes. Add the plant-based milk and continue to mash and stir.
  • Add the salt and stir it so it's mixed throughout.
  • Sometimes I'll add an extra pat of butter on the top before serving. Serve warm.


I do not peel potatoes, but I will remove certain parts, like eyes or brown areas that do not look appealing.


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 673mg | Potassium: 65mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.2mg