Easy Whole30 Mashed Potatoes
These Easy Whole30 Mashed Potatoes are creamy and delicious dairy-free mashed potatoes made with coconut cream and almond milk. They are naturally Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Dairy-free, Vegan and Whole30 compliant.
I’m just going to come out and say that my mashed potato game has been on point lately.
I figured out my favorite type of potato, add-ins, and seasonings to make the best and easiest Whole30 mashed potatoes.
They are creamy and dreamy and my go-to way of making dairy-free mashed potatoes.
Check out the video below the recipe to see how to make them!
Why this recipe works
- It’s made with less than 10 ingredients.
- It is easy to make.
- It is easy to customize.
- It is a great recipe for those with dairy intolerances or allergies.
- It’s a great recipe for those following a Paleo, Whole30, Dairy-free or Vegan diet.
- These paleo mashed potatoes are delicious!
Ingredients needed to make Whole30 Mashed Potatoes:
- butter potatoes ( or Yukon gold potatoes)- They make for the best mashed potatoes because they are soft and velvety after they are boiled.
- almond milk– this is a great non-dairy milk alternative.
- coconut cream– make sure the coconut cream doesn’t have any preservatives or additives inside. Also make sure you enjoy the taste of your coconut cream. I love Savoy coconut cream because it is creamy and doesn’t taste like coconut.
- olive oil– extra light olive oil keeps the flavor light.
- garlic powder– this adds flavor without having to cook the garlic first
- dried parsley– this also adds flavor. Feel free to use fresh parsley if you want.
- salt– use the salt of your choice.
- pepper– fresh ground pepper is best here.
How to make this recipe
- Cut the potatoes.
- cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch slices.
- Boil the potatoes.
- until fork tender
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl.
- this includes the almond milk, coconut cream, olive oil, garlic powder, dried parsley, salt and pepper.
- Mash until you get your desired consistency.
Variations and Modifications
- Using different kinds of potatoes
- you could try Russet potatoes, red potatoes, or a mixture of different kinds.
- adding sweet potatoes could be yummy as well.
- Using cauliflower
- you could add some cauliflower to the boiling water and mix it into the potatoes
- Adding fresh garlic
- cooking garlic in olive oil and then adding it to the mashed potatoes would be yummy.
- Adding onion powder
- this would add a different flavor
- Adding different spices ( like thyme, rosemary, sage)
- I like adding “Everything but the Bagel” seasoning from Trader Joes on top too.
Tips and Tricks
- Make sure to cut the potatoes so they have an even consistency while boiling.
- You don’t have to peel your potatoes! It adds a rustic vibe to keep the skin.
- But you can peel them if you want to.
- Use a potato masher or a large fork to mash them.
- Use a good quality coconut cream.
How to serve:
- As a side dish with protein like roasted chicken or steak.
- As a side dish for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, or a holiday meal.
- In a bowl by itself… because let’s get real… mashed potatoes taste great by themselves.
Yes! The guidelines changed to include potatoes and this change has made me very happy.
This has been a heavily debated topic, but potatoes have become very accepted in the Paleo community.
Olive oil! I love using olive oil instead of butter. I also love using coconut cream instead of butter as well.
Coconut cream and almond milk are my favorite combination nondairy options to use in mashed potatoes.
Other delicious and healthy Whole30 potato recipes:
This Dill Ranch Potato Salad with Avocado and Eggs (Paleo, Whole30) is a great source of fat and protein and is mixed with the most yummy homemade ranch dressing.
Paleo Whole30 Potato Pancakes (GF). These potato pancakes are AMAZING. They are made with a mixture of shredded potatoes and mashed potatoes.
This Paleo Whole30 Potato Soup is the best dairy-free potato soup that I have had. It cooks in bacon grease so the flavor is extra rich.
Whole30 Mashed Potatoes
- about 3.75 pounds of Butter potatoes
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup canned coconut cream Savoy is my favorite because it has no preservatives and tastes great
- 3 Tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- Boil water, with a sprinkle of salt, in a large pot.
- Cut the Butter potatoes into 1/2 inch sized slices, and then put them into the boiling water.
- Cook the Butter potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, until fork tender.
- Strain the potatoes and put them into a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup of almond milk, 1/4 cup of coconut cream, 3 Tbs olive oil, 1 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp parsley, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper to the potatoes and then mash.
- Mash until you have the desired consistency.
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48 Comments on “Easy Whole30 Mashed Potatoes”
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Have you ever made these in advance and then heat up in the oven?
I have not, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work!
Definitely keeping this close for the upcoming Holidays!
Yes!! It’s one of my favorites!
Hands down best mashed potatoes I’ve ever made from scratch!! I’m doing whole30 and craved some mashed potatoes, but I was worried about making them without butter. These are so good!! Thanks!
I’m SO glad!! These are my go-to mashed potato recipe. I find they make my Whole30 much easier 🙂
What kind of potatoncqn you use besides butter potatoes. They don’t carry those potatoes where I live
Gold potatoes work great!
They turned out pretty good, but you have to be ready for the coconut flavor. Not that it’s bad; it’s just different. I didn’t tell my fiancé I used coconut cream and he was like, “The potatoes are weird. I can’t place it. They taste like…they taste like suntan lotion smells.”
Did you use coconut cream without any preservatives in it? I find coconut cream with anything more than coconut and water inside to have a suntan lotion taste/smell.
The best mashed potatoes ever. Never would have thought almond milk and coconut cream would be so delicious in mashed potatoes. I substituted ghee for the olive oil. Made gravy using tapioca and chicken broth. Thanks for the recipe.
Yay! I bet it tastes great with ghee. 🙂 Alsooooo such a good idea to add gravy. NOM
Fantastic!! Just made these for Thanksgiving and put them in the Crock-Pot to keep them warm they are wonderful!! I literally got on my knees and thanked God!!
SOOO thrilled to hear that 🙂 This recipe is one of my favorites!! Happy Thanksgiving!! 🙂 🙂
These sounds excellent! Have you ever used coconut or rice milk to cook with? I have a bunch of those on hand and was thinking of subbing one of those for the almond milk.
I have used coconut milk, but not rice milk. Since the texture is pretty similar I think they would work instead of almond milk. Though the flavor may be a tiny bit different. Let me know how it goes!
These look amazing! Curious though, Do the potatoes not end up tasting like almonds?
No they surprisingly don’t! The spices and potato flavor are most dominant. 🙂
I made a similar dish this weekend. I always use red potatoes for a smoother mashed potatoes, olive oil, almond milk, sea salt, white pepper, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese. I know there should be no cheese. I just don’t know what to substitute that flavor with yet?
That’s a good question. I’ve heard that some people use nutritional yeast to create a “cheesy” taste. I haven’t personally tried that though. I LOVE parmesean as well. Honestly, if your body can tolerate it, why not keep the parmesan? 🙂
Delicious! used the potatoes and light olive oil I had but great rich flavor! So good.definite make again.
Happy to hear it!! 🙂
These mashed potatoes are absolutely fantastic!!! I think I like them more than the ones I make while not doing a Whole30. I’m pretty sure I’m going to continue making this recipe forever and it’s definitely found a spot on my Thanksgiving day table! Thank you!!
I’m so happy you enjoyed them! <3 I'm thinking these would be perfect for Thanksgiving.
Can you please tell me if you peel the potatoes? I can’t wait to try this!! Thank you!!
Hi! No I don’t peel the potatoes, but you can. Peels don’t bother me, but I know some people don’t like them. The choice is yours 🙂
I made these last night and they were so good!!! I was a little worried at first because I couldn’t find coconut cream in a can as my local store had just the block of it (Ocho Rios brand), however it still turned out amazing! I ended up just estimating what 2 oz of the block would be (about equivalent to 1/4 cup), cut it up and mashed it, and added it and mashed it into the potatoes. My fiancé LOVED these potatoes. And now we have lots of leftovers 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!!
Oh great, I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks for letting me ( and other readers 🙂 ) know that kind of coconut cream works too!
I’m doing my first Whole30 right now, and these were sooooo good! Who would’ve thought coconut cream and almond milk would be so good in potatoes?
I knooow, right?! I love these. I made these ALL the time while doing my last Whole30. 🙂
I absolutely loathe anything coconut except for aminos. Does the cream add any hint of coconut flavor to the potatoes?
It doesn’t to me, but I don’t think I’m very sensitive to the coconut taste. I also find the taste varies by brand. For me, Savoy coconut cream has the least “coconuty” taste.
These look amazing! Mashed potatoes are typically not something I crave, but these might change my mind. They look so fluffy and yummy!
Thanks!!! 🙂 🙂
I love mashed potatoes and I always cook them for my little one. I’ll try this recipe for us – love having garlic and all that. Thanks for sharing.
I loooove mashed potatoes! This combo sound absolutely heavenly! Never thought of using almond milk and coconut cream before, so clever 🙂
It’s a nice dairy-free alternative 🙂
I just loved mashed potatoes. You can add just about anything. They are so versatile and delicious. And are great leftovers.
I totally agree!
Seeing this I’m feeling the need to up my mashed potato game!! This looks delicious, love all the seasonings; I only really add butter, salt, pepper and milk to mine. I think I need to add garlic and onion too!
Garlic and onion are my go-tos for pretty much everything!
I’m sure this tastes delicious! The best thing about this post for me are the photos! I can’t help but drool over this sumptuous looking dish.
And yes, coconut cream alters the taste so much of a dish! I realized this when I added it instead of fresh cream to chicken curry I made last week. It tasted absolutely delicious!
Oh yummmm coconut cream would be amazing with curry. 🙂 🙂 Thank you!
Made this with gold potatoes because it’s what I had and was delicious! Thank you.
So happy to hear it!
Adding coconut cream into my mashed potatoes sound pretty interesting and I will give it a try this week. I am sure my kids will love it!
It’s really quite yummy 🙂