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a bowl of vegan garlic and chive mashed potatoes

Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


The best vegan garlic mashed potatoes recipe! These dairy-free mashed potatoes are creamy, fluffy, buttery, and so flavorful. The easy recipe is made with Yukon gold potatoes, non-dairy butter, garlic, and chives. It’s made with one pot in 30 minutes or less. This vegan holiday side dish is perfect for your plant-based Thanksgiving and Christmas! #mashedpotatoes #potatoes #sidedish #thanksgivingrecipe #christmasrecipe #holidayrecipe #veganrecipes #dairyfreerecipes #sidedishes #holidayrecipes¬†


Units Scale
  • 3 lbs yukon gold potatoes (~10 medium potatoes)
  • 1 tsp salt (for boiling)
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 56 cloves raw or roasted garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 to 1.5 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 cup fresh chives, diced


  1. If desired, peel the skin off of the potatoes. Chop potatoes into large chunks.
  2. In a large pot, add chopped potatoes and salt. Cover by 1 inch with cool water.
  3. Boil over medium-high heat until the potatoes begin to soften, about 15-20 minutes. You’ll know they are done when they are fork tender (you can pierce the potatoes with a fork and they slide off).
  4. Drain the potatoes in a colander. Let sit for 1-2 minutes to release steam.
  5. Transfer the potatoes back to the pot. Add vegan butter, minced garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Using a potato masher, mash together. Add non-dairy milk 1/2 cup at a time, using as much as desired, to thin the consistency. Leave them as chunky or as mashed as you would like. After, stir in the fresh chives.
  6. Serve mashed potatoes immediately or keep warm over low heat until serving, stirring frequently. Garnish with extra vegan butter and fresh chives. Enjoy!


  • Garlic: Use either raw garlic or roasted garlic. Keep in mind raw garlic has a spicier, pungent flavor while roasted is sweeter and more mellow.
  • How to store: Store leftover mashed potatoes inside a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. It is important to safely store them. First, do not let them sit for more than 2 hours at room temperature. When storing, use a shallow container so they cool evenly with no warm spots. Place the container in the back of the fridge, which is the coldest spot.
  • How to freeze: Follow the same instructions as refrigerating, but keep in the freezer for up to 1 year.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 360
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 4g