The Perfect Mashed Potatoes

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Want to know the secret ingredient to whipping up the dairy free mashed potatoes of your dreams? I have it in this post for you. This recipe will give you the PERFECT mashed potatoes every time.

Creamy mashed potatoes in a bowl with melted butter and chives.

This is a classic recipe perfect for your next holiday, a special family meal, and everything in between. We enjoy this perfect mashed potato recipe every chance we get… served alongside meatloaf, pulled pork sandwiches, shish kabobs, crock-pot roast, and as a side dish for every holiday.

In other words trust me… just like us you’ll never look for another allergen friendly mashed potato recipe again.

But before revealing the secret ingredient I must make a confession. As much as I’d like to take credit for the secret ingredient, I can’t. There, I said it…the secret ingredient to the perfect mashed potatoes did not originate with me.

Nope. Nada. Nilche. Not me.

Interestingly enough it was the hubs with this brilliant recipe hack. He insisted years ago our mashed potatoes have an egg. And despite my initial hesitancy, he was spot on. Adding an egg really brings this side dish to the perfect, creamy consistency and taste it needed all along.

And since this is… kind of the hub’s recipe, I will add in his 2 mashed potato rules…

  • number one… do not let the potatoes get too soft when boiling. Check them often.
  • and his second rule for the perfect mashed potatoes… do not over mix the potatoes with the hand mixer.
Yukon Gold Potatoes taste the best in this recipe.

the perfect mashed potato ingredients

  • Yukon Gold potatoes are the perfect potatoes for this dish
  • an egg, the secret ingredient to the perfect mashed potatoes
  • unsweetened almond milk, or dairy free milk of choice
  • salt and pepper
  • dairy free butter, Earth Balance Butter Sticks work great in this recipe
  • optional add-ins: fresh garlic, chives, diced green onion, dairy free sour cream

delicious gluten + dairy free holiday recipes

  • the perfect smoked turkey recipe and brine… if you have a smoker this is a must-use holiday recipe.
  • crock-pot stuffing you will want to make every. single. year.
  • sweet potato bake that’s half veggie, half dessert. And what if I said this tastes 100% dessert, but you can justify it as a holiday “side dish.” You’re welcome.
  • butter tarts perfect for your holiday dessert table. Indulge in these easy to bake buttery and ooey gooey filled tarts.

And it’s important to remember eating gluten and dairy free doesn’t mean the end of delicious tasting food. Actually I’ve experienced just the opposite. I would encourage you to check out more of my recipes.

more delicious gluten + dairy free recipes

In conclusion this perfect mashed potato recipe will give you the best mealtime potatoes every. single. time. Add in your favorite toppings to enjoy creamy mashed potatoes the whole family will love.

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Eat well and feel well,


The Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: 8
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


  • 4-5 large Yukon Gold Potatoes, washed, peeled, and halved
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk or dairy free alternative milk, add another tbsp if potatoes need it.
  • 2 tbsp dairy free butter divided, Earth Balance
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional add-ins and toppings: fresh garlic, diced green onions, fresh chives, dairy free sour cream, bacon


  • In a large pot filled 3/4 of the way with water, and add the potatoes. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Continue to cook until potatoes are fork tender. Plan on 20-30 minutes. Don't over boil the potatoes.
  • Drain the potatoes.
  • Place potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Add dairy free milk, salt, pepper, dairy free butter, and an egg. If you're adding in additional seasonings or toppings do so now.
  • Mix with a hand mixer at medium speed until combined. Add an additional 1 tbsp dairy free milk if potatoes seem dry.
  • Be careful not to over beat the potatoes. Their texture changes when over beat.
  • Serve immediately with a large dollop of dairy free butter.
  • These potatoes can be easily stored in the refrigerator and reheated as leftovers.



  • aerbook afinancebroker.com August 12, 2020 at 9:22 am

    I love reading your site.

    • Jill August 13, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words. Happy eating gluten and dairy free, Jill

  • Karen November 27, 2019 at 6:14 am

    The egg?! Do you put the egg in raw?

    • Jill December 1, 2019 at 6:27 pm

      Yes, the egg is cooked by the steaming hot potatoes. Thank you for reaching out. Jill


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