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Vegan Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Easy and delicious vegan mashed potatoes are perfectly garlicky and melt in your mouth.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American, Holiday, Thanksgiving
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 368kcal


  • 5 pounds Russet potatoes makes about 10 cups chopped
  • 1/2 cup potato cooking water
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter plus more for topping if desired
  • 1/4 cup vegan cream cheese We used Tofutti brand, but other varieties should work too
  • 2 teaspoon salt or to taste


  • Bring 12 cups water to boil in large pot.
  • While water is heating, wash, peel, and chop 5 lbs potatoes into 1.5-2 inch chunks.
  • Place potato chunks into boiling water and simmer on medium-high heat for about 12 minutes, or until potatoes are soft and easily break apart.
  • Remove 1/2 cup of potato cooking water and set aside.
  • Drain all water off of potatoes in strainer and return potatoes to original pot.
  • Place garlic and hot potato cooking water in pot with potatoes and mash with potato masher until well combined.
  • Add remaining ingredients--vegan butter, vegan cream cheese, and salt--and taste for salt preference before serving.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 875mg | Potassium: 1582mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3.4mg