Perfect Mashed Potatoes


The authors secrets to perfect mashed potatoes:  Use only enough water to cover and to salt the water so no additional salt is needed. Second, heat the liquids. Third, is to use a potato masher or ricer before whipping.

Special Diet Notes: Perfect Mashed Potatoes

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 2 lbs. (about 6 medium) russet potatoes
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola or extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper, preferably freshly ground
  • Salt to taste
  1. Peel potatoes, removing all eyes and blemishes.
  2. Halve potatoes lengthwise.
  3. Cut each half into eight similar-size pieces.
  4. Place potatoes in 3-1/2- to 4-quart pan.
  5. Cover with 1 quart water.
  6. Add 1 teaspoon salt.
  7. Cover pan.
  8. Over high heat bring water to boil, about 10 minutes.
  9. Reduce heat to medium. Cook covered until potatoes are fork tender, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile in a small saucepan over low heat, bring oat milk to simmer. Do not boil.
  11. Drain cooked potatoes. Return to pan and mash very well with old-fashioned potato masher.
  12. Scrape potatoes with spatula into mixer bowl or separate bowl. With whip attachment on medium speed or with hand mixer, begin to whip potatoes while slowly adding hot oat milk.
  13. Scrape bowl to incorporate all potatoes.
  14. Add oil and pepper. Whip to mix.
  15. Taste for salt, adding more if necessary.
  16. Serve immediately or keep warm for up to 1 hour by putting bowl, covered, in hot water bath.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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