Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes

I love mashed potatoes.  I think that is about all I ate my first three months I was pregnant with my son because it was the only thing that soothed my stomach.  Giving up mashed potatoes when I developed a dairy intolerance was a sad event.  However, I have found a simple, perhaps tastier way to make mashed potatoes without dairy.  All that is required are potatoes and chicken broth.

Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes

-Cut the desired number of potatoes in cubes and place in a pan.

-Pour chicken broth over top just until potatoes are covered.

-Cook 20 to 30 minutes until potatoes are fork-tender.

-Pour 1/2 cup to 1 cup of chicken broth into a separate container and reserve.

-Use a potato masher and mash right in the pan.  If potatoes are too dry, gradually add the reserved chicken broth until creamy.  Enjoy!

So simple, and yet so tasty!


  1. I can’t have dairy OR starch so no potatoes. However, I cook a head of cauliflower till soft, puree in blender and add about half a stick of butter. Then I close my eyes and it’s just like eating mashed potatoes!!

  2. Mashed potatoes are one of my favorites. I remember when I was a kid, a couple of my adult teeth weren’t coming in because my gums were overly hardened or something, so they had to do something involving cutting them to allow the teeth to break through. Normally this would be a traumatic experience, but I got to eat nothing but mashed potatoes for a couple of days, so it was pretty much cool with me!

  3. I don’t eat meat so sometimes I’ll use vegetable broth instead. Just as delicious!


    • Hi, Amy. Depending on how big your batch of potatoes is, when they are done cooking, I often pour off up to 1 cup of the chicken broth and start mashing by hand. Then, if they are too stiff, I can pour in some of the broth I took off before I began mashing. Do it this way, and you won’t have potato soup. If you are cooking a smaller batch, this usually isn’t an issue.

  5. Im in the dairy free boat, and I thought these were very good. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. thank you. my hubby is allergic to dairy and one thing he was sad about not having was mashed potatoes. i made these on thanksgiving and they were fantastic. i did add some garlic salt & pepper 🙂

    • So glad that you liked them! The best part is they even taste good to our family members who can still eat dairy.

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