Moo-less (Vegan) Mashed Potatoes

In Recipes, Sides, Thanksgiving 2016 by Lori Hill1 Comment


Replace the Cow with a Plant

It’s easy to prepare vegan mashed potatoes.  Just replace the moo (cow milk) with plant-based milk such as soy, almond, or coconut, like I’ve used here. I don’t like the flavor that soy milk gives the potatoes, so I use coconut milk because it leaves no detectable coconut taste to the potatoes. 

To Boil with the Skin or Without the Skin 

I learned to make mashed potatoes by peeling and dicing the potatoes first and then boiling them. My husband John says the best way to prepare them is boil them with the skins on. I tried John’s method, but it took nearly 40 minutes to boil the potatoes whole.  I cooled them a little bit so that I could remove the skin, but it was still challenging to do. They were also very sticky. Then, when I went to whip them up in a mixer, because they were now cold, they were more difficult to whip and the potatoes ended up lumpy. The next time, I vowed to return to my mom’s method and that is what is outlined below. 

Butter Alternatives

I remember the days of adding a big lump of butter to my mashed potatoes, but no more. Try Earth Balance Buttery Sticks as a replacement for butter, or consider canola oil, chopped red onion, green onion, fake bacon, or Old Bay seasoning. 

Moo-less (Vegan) Mashed Potatoes
Serves 6
A vegan alternative to traditional mashed potatoes featuring coconut milk.
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
35 min
298 calories
62 g
0 g
3 g
7 g
2 g
368 g
23 g
3 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298
Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 23mg
Total Carbohydrates 62g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 10 Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  2. 1/3 cup canned coconut milk
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, then add chopped potatoes
  2. Boil for approximately 10 minutes or until a fork can be placed through the pieces
  3. Drain potatoes, then add to a mixing boil.
  4. Beat at a low speed, then slowly add coconut milk until potatoes are smooth and whipped.
  5. Top with favorite toppings.
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Lori Hill

Lori Hill

Lori Hill is a plant eater, trash picker upper, climate activist, wife, and mom to 2 human boys, 2 cat boys, and 1 dog boy. On a mission to do all she can to take better care of the planet, Lori created Sister Eden Media, a green lifestyle company, to inspire others to give a damn and live more gently on Earth. She shares tips on her YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and also frequently appears on television.
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