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The Perfect Mashed Potatoes

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. They’re creamy and so delicious.

We love entertaining friends and family and serving these homemade mashed potatoes. This has been our go-to recipe for years. And it’s definitely a family favorite.

No one ever guess they are gluten, dairy, and soy free.

A large wooden bowl filled with creamy mashed potatoes topped with salt, pepper, melted butter and little pieces of parsley.

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.

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 mixer.
5 Yukon Golden Potatoes on a cutting board.

perfect mashed potato ingredients

  • potatoes— yukon Gold potatoes are the perfect potatoes for this dish, use your favorite
  • eggthe secret ingredient to the perfect mashed potatoes
  • dairy free milk— we use unsweetened almond milk, or dairy free milk of choice
  • kosher salt
  • pepper
  • dairy free butterEarth Balance Butter Sticks work great in this recipe
  • optional add-ins— fresh garlic, chives, diced green onion, dairy free sour cream
A large wooden bowl filled with creamy mashed potatoes topped with salt, pepper, melted butter and little pieces of parsley and spoon.

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

  • Thanksgiving recipes— everything you need for an amazing Thanksgiving meal is in this post, including desserts
  • yeast free cinnamon rolls— light and fluffy with a gooey cinnamon sugar middle topped by a luscious cream cheese frosting. And as an added bonus– there is no rise time, no punching down dough, and no failed gooey globs that didn’t turn out.
  • the best chicken pot pie— you won’t believe it’s gluten and dairy free. Prepare yourself for a decadent buttery crust and delicious filling.

what readers are saying about this recipe

  • Katie on Facebook- “These are so good. I made them awhile back.”
  • Victoria on Facebook- This is the best recipe I have found for Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes by farrrrrrr! 10/10 would definitely recommend these.”


This perfect mashed potato recipe will give you the best mealtime potatoes every. single. time.

Stir in your favorite toppings to enjoy creamy mashed potatoes the whole family will love.

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The Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, soy free
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


  • 4-5 large Yukon Gold Potatoes washed, peeled, cut into smaller equal size pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk or dairy free alternative milk, add another tbsp if potatoes need it.
  • 2 tbsp dairy free butter suggestion in post
  • 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.
  • These potatoes can be easily stored in the refrigerator and reheated as leftovers.

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