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Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil

These dairy free mashed potatoes are light and fluffy potatoes made with olive oil and a generous amount of roasted garlic. This flavorful, easy side dish pairs well with beef, chicken or ham, and definitely deserves a spot on your holiday table.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 2 pounds potatoes, scrubbed clean (you can use Russet or Yukon Gold)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 head of roasted garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pepper to taste


  • Have one head of roasted garlic cooked and ready to go (I usually make a few heads at a time so I can use them as a head start ingredients for salad dressings, hummus and to spread on toast).
    roasted garlic wrapped in foil
  • Cut potatoes into hearty chunks. Place into a medium sized pot and cover with enough water to come about an inch above the potatoes. Place over a high heat and bring to a boil. Allow potatoes to boil for about 5-10 minutes or until the chunks are fork tender.
    potatoes cut in the pot
  • Drain water from potatoes and put the potatoes back into the warm pot. Add olive oil, roasted garlic cloves, salt and pepper.
  • Use potato masher (or the back of a fork) to mash the potatoes until you have a nice, hearty, rustic mash. Adjust seasonings and enjoy!
    potatoes being mashed in pot



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 5mg