The Best Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes

There’s something so dreamy about a hot pot of fluffy mashed potatoes. There are so many ways to make mashed potatoes but I like keeping it wholesome and simple; using quality ingredients that support my overall health. Mashed potatoes have quite the negative ‘bad carb’ stigma, but when prepared with healthy ingredients and served in proper portions, a scoop of mash can actually be healthy.

Health benefits…

My dairy free mashed potatoes recipe contains only 5 simple ingredients, each adding a variety of health benefits:

Potatoes: A healthy and naturally gluten free root veggie. High is vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and fibre. Also, a good source of Vitamin B with zero fat or cholesterol.

Organic Coconut Cream (from the can): Containing the nutritional components of coconut meat, coconut cream has zero trans fat or cholesterol. It’s high in saturated fat (medium-chain fatty acids) helping increase good cholesterol, and is an excellent source of minerals, B Vitamins, and folate.

Himalayan Salt (Pink Salt): Naturally harvested and unrefined, Himalayan salt contains more minerals than table salt, such as; potassium, magnesium, iron, and calcium.

Organic Ground Black Pepper: An anti-inflammatory spice packed with antioxidants. Studies have shown black pepper to support brain, gut, and heart health, while balancing blood sugar and helping lower cholesterol. It also supports nutrient absorption (you may notice it commonly paired with turmeric for this purpose).

Organic Garlic: Strong tasting allium (onion) family plant with many health benefits, including; high in Magnesium, Vitamin B6 and C, rich in antioxidants, great for boosting immune system, reducing blood pressure, improving cholesterol, and supporting brain health.

Combined, these healthy ingredients make for a delightfully healthy pot of mashed potatoes; perfect for quick dinners, meal prep, and last minute get-togethers.

Why you’ll love this recipe…

  • Easy to make
  • Flavourful
  • Soft, creamy, and airy all at the same time
  • Uses healthy, simple ingredients
  • Pairs well with various proteins (i.e. baked fish or grille chicken breast)
  • The perfect  base recipe that can be adapted with more herbs/seasoning based on preference
mashed potato close up

A few kitchen items you’ll need…

  • Potato peeler
  • Knife
  • Medium-large pot
  • Spoon
  • Potato masher
  • Cutting board

The Best Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes

Dairy free mashed potatoes that are creamy and fluffy in texture, using
simple health ingredients.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Dairry Free
Keyword Mashed Potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 side servings
Author Fay


  • 8 medium organic white potatoes
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut cream the creamy solid that forms at the top of a full fat coconut cream can
  • 1 small crushed garlic clove or 1 tsp organic garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Himalayan salt + a pinch more for when boiling potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp organic ground black pepper


  • Wash, peel, and roughly cube potatoes.
  • Add potatoes to a medium-large pot, fill pot with water until potatoes are covered. Place on stove top and bring water to a boil.
  • Once water is boiling, reduce heat to medium-high and let potatoes continue to boil for 20-23 minutes (depending on how big you cubed the potatoes this time may vary).
  • Fork potatoes to see if ready. If forked easily, they’re done. Pour out water (do not use strainer). Leave 1 tablespoon of the potato water behind in the pot.*
  • In the same pot, to the potatoes add salt, pepper, crush garlic or powder, and full fat coconut cream.**
  • Mash well until desired consistency is achieved. I mash for about 3 minutes but you can mash less if you prefer it a bit chunkier.
  • Taste test; add more salt/pepper based on preference. Serve hot and enjoy!


*Leaving a tablespoon of the potato water in the pot will help the mashed potato bind as this water is very starchy. Don’t leave too much more water though, or the mashed potato may turn a bit too tacky/gummy.
**Depending on how big your potatoes are you may end up using the entire full fat cream portion from the can. To help separate the cream in the can, store the can in the fridge from the night before or at least for 4 hours. When opening, flip upside down, open lid, and pour out the separated coconut water (save for a smoothie). If you do not have time to chill the can, no worries! Open the can and try to scoop out the creamy portions. You might end up adding a bit of the watery parts but that’s ok; add a spoonful at a time as you mash the potato and stop once you’ve reached a desired mash consistency (about 1/2 cup for me). 

There you have it friends, my favourite dairy free mashed potatoes, ready in just 30 minutes with minimal mess and clean up! Love mashed potatoes as much as I do? Be sure to give this recipe a try and tag me in your potato mashing fun using @Wellness1st_net!

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