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Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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  • Author: Brand New Vegan
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Potatoes, Holiday
  • Method: Instant Pot or Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American, Vegan


With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought I'd share with you probably one of my easiest recipes yet. My Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes, dairy-free of course. It's a staple for the holidays, and I wanted to show you how easy they are to make.


  • 3 lbs potatoes (about 6 russets, yukons, or  a mix of both)
  • 5 cups of water (or until potatoes are covered)
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 Tbs white miso (or to taste)


  1. Clean potatoes and peel if desired.  Cut potatoes into 1/2" rounds and place in a large pot or your 6 qt instant pot.
  2. Add enough water to cover, which was about 5 cups in my IP.
  3. Add 1 tsp salt and garlic cloves.
  4. If using IP:  attach the lid and using the STEAM setting  - cook for 12 minutes.  Use the QR method to remove the pressure.
  5. If using STOVETOP: bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook until soft, about 20-25 minutes.
  6. Carefully drain the water, reserving about 1/2 cup for later
  7. Add almond milk and mash until smooth and creamy
  8. Season with salt & pepper.
  9. If the potatoes seem too dry, add a little bit of the reserved potato water until you reach your desired consistency
  10. Stir in miso and mix well.  Whip with an electric mixer if desired and serve with your favorite gravy.
  11. A sprinkling of paprika or chopped chives makes a nice garnish.