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Ultimate Mashed Potatoes

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Ultimate Mashed Potatoes

Depending on where you are in the world reading this will change what types of potato you’ll have available to you, but if you think that the type of potato doesn’t matter, you are wrong! While you can make a delicious mash with any potato, for the creamiest, most delicious mashed potatoes I recommend Russets, Yukon golds, Desiree or King Edwards.

The perfect mashed potato is about more than just boiling some potatoes and mashing, it's about flavours, consistency and methods. You don’t want your potatoes too wet, so make sure not to forget about them and end up boiling them for too long!



Yield: 4 portions

Total Time: 40M


  • 1 kg of your chosen potatoes

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • ¼ cup / 3 tbsp dairy free butter or margarine

  • ¼ cup unsweetened soy milk

  • Cracked black pepper

  • Fine sea salt

  • Chives (optional)


  1. Peel your potatoes and cut them into sixths or eighths depending on the size, you want them to fairly small so the potato cooks evenly and you don't end up with some overdone.

  2. Place into a large pan and cover with cold water and stir 2 tsps of salt into the water, then place in a high heat and bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer and allow to cook at a simmer until a knife gently inserted into the potato pieces feels almost no resistance.

  3. Carefully drain and allow to sit for a couple of minutes to ensure all the excess water is off and then place into a large bowl, or back into the pan.

  4. Add in all your other ingredients, and then mash your potatoes well. For ultimate smooth mash you can even push it through a sieve using the back of a spoon(a trick my mum taught me!).

  5. If you're using chives, finely chop them and either stir them through or sprinkle on top. Be sure to taste before serving incase you need more salt or pepper.



I can’t wait to see what you serve yours with! Don’t forget that you can share all your foodie makes with us using the hashtag #HBivore and the favourites will be reposted!

What did you think of this recipe? Did you do anything differently? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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Written by Amy Northwood
My passion for food and conservation has led me to where I am now! My aim is to show people that veganism can be diverse, tasty and adapted to fit every lifestyle and budget!
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