Mashed Potatoes Without Milk- These potatoes are quick and easy to make and are made with a surprising substitute for milk!
Ah, who’s ready for the Thanksgiving madness??
Most expensive Thanksgiving ever, I hear.
Growing up, we’d often trek over to my uncle’s house for turkey day, and he’d have everything from mashed potatoes to pineapple lasagna! Not kidding.
Don’t knock that lasagna, it was rather tasty!
No milk added
Let’s be clear, these don’t have milk, but they DO have butter.
I just want to get that out of the way.
Technically, I know, butter has/is milk on some level, but this recipe doesn’t require any added milk. Kapeesh?
What to use instead of milk?
In lieu of milk, I use the water that the potatoes are boiled in.
It works perfectly, adding back some potato flavor. I also add garlic cloves to the pot, which lend a nice garlic flavor that’s not overpowering.
Once, I used milk in place of the starchy water, and the fam preferred it without, so this has become my go-to recipe for mashed potatoes!
What kind of potatoes?
I’ve tried this with Yukon, red, and Russet, and the winning order with our family goes: red, Russet, Yukon.
I found this odd, given Yukon’s creamy factor, but the people have spoken! The potatoes used in the photos are Yukon.
Other Thanksgiving recipes you might enjoy:
Mashed Potatoes Without Milk
- 2 pounds potatoes (red, Yukon, or Russet all work) roughly chopped into 1-2 inch chunks
- 3 garlic cloves peeled and roughly chopped
- 3 Tbsp butter I use salted
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
- 1/4 tsp black pepper plus more to taste
- 4-5 Tbsp reserved potato water
- Add the potatoes and garlic to a large pot.
- Cover potatoes with 1-2 inches of water.
- Boil the potatoes 16-20 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork.
- Drain the potatoes, but reserve at least one cup of the water.
- Add the drained potatoes and garlic back to the pot.
- Add in the butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, and about three tablespoons of potato water.
- Mash the potatoes (pull out the garlic if you like or mash it in!), and add more potato water as needed for desired consistency.
- Taste and adjust seasoning.
To reiterate, we like this recipe best with red potatoes.
Some of the items I use to make this recipe include:
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