Dairy-Free Recipe: Loving Mashed Potatoes

Updated on December 27, 2017
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Must you or a family member avoid traditional mashed potatoes with dairy products in them? Do you long for a mashed potato side dish that you can safely make, serve, and enjoy with your family or guests? If so, I have the dairy-free mashed potato recipe for you.

Not many foods compare to mashed potatoes. There is just something so comforting and delicious about this dish. It has even been known to cure homesickness!

Believe it or not, milk substitutes are able to do the difficult job of replicating mom’s mashed potatoes. By adapting a variety of recipes, I have developed the following dairy-free mashed potato recipe, which I call, Loving Mashed Potatoes. It accurately replicates the taste of mashed potatoes, with its own, unique twist. In short, it won't leave you wishing for original mashed potatoes.

Some Quick Tips Before Shopping

  • When available, purchase Yukon Gold potatoes.
  • Choose your salt and olive oil wisely, as these will affect the taste.
  • Fresh chives and lime juice are optional, since dried or prepackaged versions of these ingredients work just as well.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 8 potatoes, (Yukon Gold)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, (kosher)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chives, fresh or dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt, (Celtic sea salt)

Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes and slice them fairly evenly.
  2. Cover potatoes with cold water in a medium to large pot and add kosher salt.
  3. Bring to a boil, then boil potatoes until tender. This should take approximately 20 minutes.
  4. Drain potatoes, setting aside 1 cup of the liquid.
  5. Mash potatoes, then stir in avocado, a splash of lime juice, olive oil, chives, and pepper.
  6. If consistency needs adjusting, add the cooking water you set aside in increments of a few tablespoons at a time.
  7. Add Celtic salt to taste.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy your dairy-free mashed potatoes!

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    • RTalloni profile image
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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      torrilynn:

      There are a few recipes out there, but many are fairly tasteless. That's surprising because making tasty cow's milk free food is not difficult. This recipe solves the problem though! Hope you get to enjoy it soon. Thanks bunches for your visit to this hub and for your feedback!

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      RTalloni,

      i never knew that you ould make dairy free

      mashed potatoes this will surely will appeal

      to those who are lactose intolerant thanks for the read and

      for the recipe that I will surely try

      voted up and shared

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Thundermama:

      Thanks so much for letting me know you found this helpful! I've been trying to get back to updating my recipe hubs since most were written pre the recipe capsules. It's not a bad deal for me because some of them needed refining anyway. I was hesitant to share this one, so I especially appreciate hearing from readers!

      Hope you like this mashed potato recipe as much as we do. It's a side dish that goes with most main dishes.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      phdast7:

      Hi! The recipe came from a need to avoid cow's milk that caused me to experiment with a few of the recommended options. Thanks for your feedback on it!

      I'm so sorry that your Annabel has to avoid all milk, but only because it is hard for a child to do it. The good news is that there are loads of options and with a little planning it's easy for many people. With the help of her family your granddaughter will learn that she can enjoy most of the foods that others enjoy.

      I try to work on recipes that don't scream "Cow's Milk Free" rather than just making substitutions and living with the results. It's been interesting…and mostly successful. :)

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      Catherine Taylor 5 years ago from Canada

      So glad to have come across this hub. We have gone off dairy and mashed potatoes have never been the same. I would have never thought of putting an avocado in them. The recipe looks delicious. I will definitely give these a try. Fabulous!

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Hello RT - Avocado! I would never have thought of that...and it is a "healthy fat." This sounds wonderful. I will be trying it and I will pass it on to my daughter-in-law. My granddaughter Annabel is allergic to all milk products. Thanks for sharing this with all of us. Great recipe. :)

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      So glad you enjoyed reading this recipe. :)

      Appreciate that you stopped by with your input!

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      RosieG 6 years ago from Nerang Gold Coast Qld

      Just reading this makes my mouth water. Great recipe. It is important when you have dairy free members in your home that one you don't cook double meals and two everyone can eat what you cook.

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Make it stealthily, by all means, hiding all remains before anyone can see them. Serve it up with an offhand comment about a new, festive potato recipe for Easter. If asked what is in it, tell them that you were told not to tell because the person who gave you the recipe is doing an experiment to see how well people like it for the the holiday.

      I think they will like it because it tastes good, it's not just good for you. :)

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      Sinea Pies 7 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Yikes, I LOVE avocado! Will my family know if I make it this way, stealthily? They aren't avocado fans but I don't think they've given it a chance. What do you think?

    • RTalloni profile image
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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      It's a recipe that's a little different, for sure, but it's a good one, and easy too. :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

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      Susan Hazelton 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      R Talloni, I never imagined putting avocado in mashed potatoes. Now that I see your recipe I am thinking why not. Rated up, useful and bookmarked.

    • RTalloni profile image
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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      AND potatoes?! Ouch.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      BanglewoodCrafts 7 years ago from United States

      Sounds DELISH! I'm allergic to cow's milk and potatoes but I cheat every once in a while. I'll have to try this!

    • RTalloni profile image
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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much for stopping by!

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      rpalulis 7 years ago from NY

      Awesome, thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • RTalloni profile image
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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks, DzyMsLizzy! :) Hope you try and like it. If you do, let us know. I'm going to check out your recipe.

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      Liz Elias 7 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Sounds yummy! I will have to try this. It sounds much like my 'baked potato extraordinaire' except all smooshed up together. Nice twist. ;-)

    • RTalloni profile image
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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Really glad it will work well for you. Would love to hear how you like it.

      Thanks very much for stopping in and commenting.

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      GreenThumbLady 7 years ago from The Beautiful Earth

      Well, I'm not allergic to milk but I am a vegan so this is recipe I will definitely try!! Potatoes and avocado...two of my favorite things! Thanks for this!

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks so much, Chatkath! I am interested to find out if other people like them. I've not shared them with many yet--but no one's complained. :) Looking forward to your report!

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Tamarajo:

      It is good whether we "need it" or not. :)

      I saw a cauliflower/mashed potato recipe I would like to try. Maybe I can do so and write a hub about it.

      Thanks much for coming by and posting a comment!

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      The Dirt Farmer:

      Thank you! I'll be looking for your work on it. :)

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      Kathy 7 years ago from California

      Wow, what a great alternative recipe for everyone's favorite! I will let you know how they turn out-even if it won't be for about a month before I will be making.

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      Tamarajo 7 years ago

      I'm not allergic to milk but I like the olive oil and avacado substitute. sounds nutritious. I love putting different things in mashed potatoes. I like using Cauliflower too.

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      Jill Spencer 7 years ago from United States

      Thanks, RTalloni. That's a good idea!

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Susan52:

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. The recipe is a treat...to me anyway. I always like other hubbers to know that if they produce a hub that relates to mine I would like to know so I can link it. Just leave a note in the comments section mentioning yours so I will know. Either way, I would love to know how you like these mashed potatoes. :)

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much, sofs, for leaving your note.

      Although I sometimes miss traditional recipes that include cow milk, it is fun to revisit recipes with a view of replacing cow milk with unusual ingredients.

      Let me know what you think of the recipe when you try it.

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      The Dirt Farmer:

      Thanks much for stopping by and commenting! Glad to hear that the info was of interest to you. Would love to hear about how you like these mashed potatoes, and if you make any adjustments to suit your tastes.

      If you write a hub about your Easter dinner let me know and I'll link it to this one.

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago

      I never would have come up with the idea of combining potatoes and avocado, though I love both. Very interesting recipe!

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      sofs 7 years ago

      This sounds great. I love Avocados, but never thought of adding them to mashed potatoes...yum. I am certainly going to try it. :)

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      Jill Spencer 7 years ago from United States

      I've never heard of Celtic salt, and I read cookbooks all the time. So happy for the new info and would love to try it! They sound perfect for Easter dinner--and if they look slightly green because of the avocado, I'll blame the holiday! Thanks again.

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Pamela: Hope it's one you can enjoy. Most recipes can easily be adapted with one of the substitutes, but mashed potatoes can make me miss cow milk. This is one of the recipes that help fill that gap. Thanks so much for checking it out. Let me know how you like it.

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      CMCastro:

      So glad it sounds good to you. Let me know what you think.

      Thanks much for stopping in!

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      This sounds like a recipe worth trying as I can't use any diary products. Thanks for this new recipe.

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      Christina M. Castro 7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      This sounds pretty good. I am on a mostly free dairy diet, and would not hesitate to try your recipe for potatoes. Thanks.

    • RTalloni profile image
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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for coming by. Let us know if you use the recipe and like it.

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      Debradoo 7 years ago from Cocoa, Florida

      It sounds delish! Two of my fave foods .. Potatoes and Avocados. Yummy! Thanks.

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