Yes, you can have creamy, delicious mashed potatoes without milk! In fact, you don't need any dairy at all for these scrumptious potatoes. Best of all, they're ready to eat in 20 minutes!
If you need a substitute for milk or butter while trying to make a quick batch of mashed potatoes, you'll be glad to know that olive oil is a fantastic choice!
With so many varieties of potatoes, you may be wondering which is best for what. Here's a great article explaining the various types of potatoes and how to prepare them - Types of Potatoes from Potato Goodness.
Why This Recipe Works
Super quick and easy - Ten minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of cook time. Whether you need a quick side dish or you're just in the mood for mashed potatoes, this recipe is a must try!
Rich, creamy potatoes - Olive oil is the secret to these velvety smooth potatoes.
Seasoning - Steak and potatoes go together so why not use steak seasoning to give these potatoes a flavor boost? Serve this side dish with my Reverse Seared Steak!
Everyone will love them!
Estimated Cost to Make
Assuming you already have the basic seasonings such as salt, garlic powder, and dried thyme, the estimated cost to make this recipe is just under $10 (using store brands, as of October 2022).
What You'll Need to Make Them
Here's a quick peak at the main ingredients. Be sure to use the recipe card at the bottom of this post for a complete list.
Yellow potatoes - sometimes called Yukon Gold Potatoes. Yellow potatoes are more buttery and less starchy than Russet potatoes and work best for mashing. But in a pinch, you could use Russets.
Olive oil - any brand will work but for the best flavor, use the extra virgin olive oil.
Montreal Steak Seasoning - If you have not tried this stuff, you are missing out! It's very good on all kinds of meats and vegetables. However, if you already have a favorite brand, give it a try, but I can't guarantee it'll be as good as this one 🙂
How to Make Them
Making mashed potatoes without milk was one of my best discoveries this year!
(1) Boil chopped potatoes until they are soft.
(2) Drain and return potatoes to the pot.
(3) Add all the seasonings and mash with a potato masher or use your electric blender.
(4) Taste test for seasoning and creaminess. Add more seasoning or olive oil to reach your desired taste preference and creaminess level.
Here's a couple of tips for the best olive oil mashed potatoes!
(1) For the best results, peel the potatoes.
(2) If you don't want to use the steak seasoning, use salt and pepper instead. Start out with a small amount, and add more salt and pepper, if necessary.
(3) If you like your mashed potatoes completely lump free, consider using a potato ricer. I still prefer my electric mixer because I like a few lumps of potato in my mashed potatoes lol.
Frequently Asked Questions
Place leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.
Yes, and they will last for about 2 months! Be sure to place them in a freezer friendly container and write the date on it.
Waxy potatoes, such as red potatoes, are not great for mashing because they are prone to turning gummy when mashed. Not a good thing lol.
Although olive oil is my favorite for making mashed potatoes, you could also use chicken broth, mayonnaise, yogurt, any kind of milk (almond milk, cashew milk. coconut milk, regular milk), half and half, butter, cream cheese or even water.
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Mashed Potatoes without Milk
- pot to boil potatoes
- potato masher or electric mixere
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 2 pounds Yellow (or Yukon) potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2-4 teaspoons steak seasoning (I use Montreal Steak Seasoning for this recipe) adjust the amount of seasoning to suit your taste preference.
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil may add an additional 1-3 tablespoons if potatoes seem dry
- Place potatoes into a pot and cover with water. Add salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender enough to mash with a fork.
- Drain the potatoes in a colander then return them to the pot.
- Add all the seasonings and olive oil, then mash and blend. You can use a potato masher or use an electric mixer (an electric mixer will give you smoother potatoes. Mix for up to 1 minute).
- Taste the potatoes and add additional steak seasoning, if desired. Add additional olive oil (1 tablespoon at a time) if the potatoes seem dry. Continue to blend the potatoes and seasonings to get to the right taste and consistency for your preference.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy to my readers. I'm not a nutritionist and I don't guarantee the accuracy of this data. The data may differ according to the brands I used versus the brands you use. To calculate the data yourself using your brands, try using an online nutrition calculator or app.