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Very Best Mash Potatoes Recipe

Best Mashed Potatoes without Milk Recipe

For non-dairy, I recommend Earth Balance Buttery Sticks or Smart Balance (both are vegan). You can add in 1/2 tsp garlic powder OR 1 clove fresh garlic very finely minced and snipped fresh chives.
4.73 from 29 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 173 kcal


  • 4 large yukon potatoes about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter or dairy-free butter substitute
  • salt to taste


  • Peel the potatoes and place them in a large stockpot. Fill water to 1-inch above the potatoes. Bring the water to a boil, then turn the heat to a simmer. Cover the pot, and cook for 15-20 minutes. Check for doneness by piercing a potato with a fork. Drain.
  • Let potatoes cool. Process through potato ricer or use a potato masher.
  • Stir in the butter and season with salt. Taste and adjust with additional salt and/or butter if needed. If the mashed potatoes isn't quite creamy enough, add more butter.


Sodium: 91mgCalcium: 54mgVitamin C: 19.4mgVitamin A: 260IUFiber: 4gPotassium: 702mgCholesterol: 22mgCalories: 173kcalSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 8gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 21gIron: 5.5mg
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