Who doesn’t love creamy vegan mashed potatoes? It is something that everyone loves to enjoy at any holiday, and even at lunch and dinner.  

Potatoes are a common vegetable crop that is available worldwide and all year long. They are cheap to cultivate, rich in nutrients, and make a delicious meal. They are full of fiber, minerals, vitamins, and phytochemicals, which are helpful for our health and fight off any diseases. 

Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. Different styles of mashed potatoes are quite popular in almost every country, so I have made many variations of mashed potatoes that you can try out.   

Types of Potatoes

Potatoes are one of the versatile ingredients, and the recipe options are endless. There are 200 varieties of potatoes sold in the United States. With so many varieties of potatoes out there, it is often troublesome to choose a variety for your recipes, so here are three types of potatoes you can find in most stores.

Starchy potatoes

Starchy potatoes are high in starch. These include russets, Idahos, Peruvian purple potato, Japanese sweet potato, jewel yams, and many more. They are well absorbent, low in moisture, and have a fluffy texture. These potatoes are ideal for frying, baking, boiling, and mashing because flesh flakes come out easily after cooking. 

Waxy potatoes

Waxy potatoes are comparatively low in starch, creamy, high in sugar and moisture. They hold their shapes, even after cooking. Their skin is thinner, smooth, mostly smaller, and rounder. 

Some common varieties can be found, including French fingerling or red bliss, Russian banana potato, red thumb potato, red bliss potato, etc. They are perfect for roasting, boiling and go well in potato salad, where you want the potato to stay in shape.  

All-purpose potatoes

All-purpose potatoes fall in the middle, as they are less starchy and hold their shape better. They are perfect for absorbing and fluffy, making them suitable for any dish, especially mashed potatoes.  

Vegan Mashed Potatoes:

Without further ado, enjoy the recipes. Of course, let me know which is your favorite recipe for vegan mashed potatoes!

Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

Red skin mashed potatoes are an interesting way to enjoy the classic mashed potato dish with any of your main dishes. These potatoes are eye-catching, fluffy, smooth, delicious, and you do not need to peel the skin off when you want to cook them. 

This dish is made with 100% vegan-friendly ingredients and is gluten-free. Many people love to have them with the skin, and this is a unique variation of mashed potato you can try at holiday meals. 

Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

Garlic rosemary mashed potatoes are perfect to have in Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday feasts. If you are a garlic lover, you should definitely try it. 

This recipe has a rich flavor of roasted garlic and freshly chopped rosemary into the melted butter, and preparing them all together brings wonders of flavors. 

Mashed Purple Potatoes

Purple potatoes are vibrant purple-colored, and their colors occur naturally. Purple potatoes have low starch content, and they can be dry or flaky, but their taste is similar to a russet potato. There are two ways to make mashed purple potatoes depending on their tastes, i.e., savory or sweet.

When making savory mashed purple potatoes, add salt, vegan butter, and non-dairy milk. And as for sweet mashed purple potatoes, add coconut oil, cinnamon, maple syrup, vegan butter, and salt; just make sure all the ingredients are mixed well. 

Mashed Potatoes Without Milk

Vegan or anyone with lactose intolerance would not prefer milk in their mashed potatoes. That is when mashed potatoes without milk play a vital role. Even without milk, you can make well-tasting and balanced mashed potatoes. 

To make it, you will need good quality potatoes, vegan butter, garlic, and coconut milk. You can make both vegan butter and coconut milk at home; both are very appreciated by vegans and people with lactose intolerant. 

Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot)

Making vegan garlic mashed potatoes instant pot version is the easiest way to have a variation of a traditional dish in a few minutes. The main point of this dish is you do not need any butter and dairy milk. We have used 100% vegan and gluten-free ingredients to make it smooth, fluffy, and flavorful.  

With an instant pot, you can make this recipe in no more than 10 minutes which is a perfect choice for an instant meal. This recipe is the quickest way to enjoy the fluffy, light, savory, and super creamy mashed potatoes. 

Mashed White Sweet Potatoes

Other than normal potatoes, there are many types of sweet potatoes you can find in the store, and white-fleshed sweet potatoes are one of them. These mashed sweet potatoes are starchy, nutty, and sweet, making them a perfect side dish for weekend meals. 

These sweet potatoes are made with non-dairy milk, vegan butter, roasted garlic, and salt, which is vegan and gluten-free. 

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onion

Mashed potatoes with caramelized onions are a perfect way to boost up the flavors of traditional mashed potatoes. White onions that are finely chopped and sautéed with olive oil. Once they are perfectly brown, mix them with mashed potatoes. The onions are the main role of this dish to give a whole new jazz-up touch of flavor to this classic dish.   

Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot)

Want to have something which is easy, and you can make instantly? Try this vegan mashed potatoes instant pot version, which is fluffy and moist. This recipe is made with unsweetened soymilk, non-dairy butter, vegetable broth, and salt, which is definitely everyone’s favorite.   

I tried to make this similar to a traditional butter mashed potato recipe vegan-friendly and gluten-free. You can serve it beside your main dish or have it as it is with some gravy on top. 

Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Want to have a low-carb and gluten-free alternative beside your main course? Vegan cauliflower mashed potatoes are the perfect combination of creamy and savory texture, just like traditional mashed potatoes. 

I wanted to avoid the soupy texture of this recipe, so I have only steamed cauliflower in a steamer basket to make this dish thick and creamy. 

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Want to try a new version of mashed potatoes that will excite your taste buds? Try this amazing vegan mashed sweet potato recipe in your lunch or dinner instead of traditional mashed potatoes. 

It has an amazing touch of sweetness with savoriness, with a buttery texture that almost everyone will love. Boiled sweet potatoes with some butter, salt, maple syrup, and coconut milk are the most delicious thing you can ever have. 

Mashed Taro

This flavorful Mashed Taro recipe is so easy to prepare, made with only 5 ingredients. Taro, also known in Jamaica as dasheen, is cooked until forked tender, then mashed with garlic, vegan butter, and salt. 

Mashed dasheen or mashed taro is a simple yet flavorful recipe that the entire family will enjoy. It makes the perfect vegan and gluten-free side dish. Mashed Taro is traditionally enjoyed in Hawaii and the Fuji Islands.

Mashed Plantain

Want to try this simple and delicious mashed ripe plantain recipe at home? Here, you will know all the tips and procedures to make it. Plantains are my favorite ingredients for many years as it is simple, versatile and you can make bulk meals all over the week.

It is gluten-free, whole 30, paleo, with vegetarian and vegan options. Plantains are delicious and nutritious that will be loved by almost everyone at your home. It is a very good choice for breakfast, lunch, or snacks as a side dish. 

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