Classic Mashed Potatoes (Paleo + Vegan)

These classic mashed potatoes are everything you want in that comforting and warm side dish, but lightened up to include chicken broth and olive oil. They’re soft and creamy, paleo, vegan and a cinch to make!

easy mashed potatoes

Classic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes is such classic dish to serve along side hearty meals, like roasted turkey or fried chicken. It traditionally relies on heavy cream or milk, and lots of butter to get it’s creamy flavor. For our lightened-up version we use chicken broth and extra virgin olive oil to make these dairy free, without compromising on the flavor or texture.

how to make mashed potatoes

What can you use in place of milk in mashed potatoes?

You can replace milk with chicken broth, nut or seed milk, or coconut milk.

Classic mashed potatoes with gravy

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How do you make the perfect mashed potatoes

Classic Mashed Potatoes (Paleo + Vegan)

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:25 Total Time 00:30 Serves 4



  1. Place potatoes in a medium sauce pan and cover with cold water 1" above. Bring to a boil and then lower to medium-high heat and cook until fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Drain potatoes in a colander.
  3. Place chicken broth and olive oil in the same sauce pan and heat until hot. Place the potatoes back in the sauce pan with the heated chicken broth and mash with a potato masher until smooth. Add salt, pepper, onion powder and stir to combine. 
  4. Serve hot with scallion garnish.

Recipe Notes

  1. We recommend yukon gold or red bliss potatoes here and like the skin left on for these mashed potatoes, but feel free to peel if you prefer to leave them out. It's important to keep the dice on the potatoes about the same size so they cook evenly.
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5 comments on “Classic Mashed Potatoes (Paleo + Vegan)

    • Hi Casey! Kelli here, part of the LCK team. Thanks for pointing out what we overlooked! We’ve updated to say, of course, use vegetable broth for our vegan friends!

  • Love this! And, regarding Casey’s comment, I would’ve just figured out myself to use veggie broth instead of chicken if I was vegan. No big deal that you didn’t list a substitute. Sadly some people are just picky, harsh and grumpy…but we all can’t be sweet and kind…or the world would be boring!! 😉

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