Creamy Oil Free Garlic Mash Potatoes

I love potatoes! They are my favorite starch because they are so versatile and you make turn them into so many things, fries, hash browns, mashed, boiled, baked, fried, gnocchi, puffs, you name it!. This humble potato is on every table for just about every holiday.

There are seven different types of potatoes, russet, red, white, yellow, blue/purple, fingerling and petite or new potatoes. Potatoes are categorized by the texture and there are three classifications of potatoes, starchy, waxy and all purpose. Starchy potatoes have a high starch content with dry, mealy flesh. Starchy potatoes are best for making french fries because the exterior absorbs the oil to make them crispy while the interior remains fluffy. Some examples of starchy potatoes are Russet, Purple Peruvian and Japanese Sweet potatoes. Waxy potatoes have very little starch and have a creamy flesh with high moisture. They usually have thin skins and hold it’s shape which makes them perfect for soups, stews, potato salad and baking in casseroles. The third variety is All Purpose potatoes are the best of both worlds. They have a medium amount of starch, which give them fluffy texture when mashed or baked. They have medium water content, which helps them to hold their shape when simmer, roasted and pan fried.

Starchy Potatoes

  • Russets, Purple Peruvian and Japanese Sweet potatoes

Waxy Potatoes

  • New Potatoes, Red Bliss Potatoes, Red thumb, Russian Banana,

All Purpose Potatoes

  • Yukon Gold , Kennebec, All Blue Potatoes, Adirondack Blue, German Butterball, Hannah Sweet Potatoes, Yams

These light, fluffy creamy garlic mash potato is perfect for holiday dinners or just a Tuesday night. Yukon gold make the best mashed potatoes as an all purpose, you’ll want to peel them for the creamiest mash potato. The ingredient that makes these mash potatoes sing is roasted garlic, which add a deep, rich and nutty flavor. If you think adding garlic is too harsh, roasting your garlic makes it mellow and sweet.

What you need

  • Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Roasted garlic- I use two bulbs
  • Plant Based milk
  • No chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper

Let me show you how to make your Garlic Mash Potatoes the very best, did I mention these are healthy and oil free. These are your regular mash potatoes, they are garlicy, fragrant and filling.

Why you need to make these

  • Great for meal prep
  • Vegan, Plant Based
  • Oil Free, healthy
  • Gluten Free
  • Easy to make and great warmed up day after day if they last that long.

Oil Free Creamy Garlic Mash Potatoes

Creamy Garlic Mash Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 cup "No Chicken" broth
  • ΒΌ cup unsweetened plant based milk
  • 2 heads of roasted garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • With a sharp knife, cut the top of the garlic bulb off. Wrap each garlic head in tin foil. You can wrap the bulbs in parchment paper first if you prefer.
    Put in oven and allow to cook for 30-40 until they are roasted and soft.
  • Peel potatoes, chopped and put in large pot. Cover with fresh water and 1 tsp of salt. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until fork tender
  • Once the garlic is done, remove from oven and take foil off. Allow to cool for a few minutes so you can handle it.
  • Drain potatoes, mash adding broth, garlic and plant based milk. Start with 1/4 cup of broth and milk and add more broth as needed to get creamy consistency.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy.

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Keyword Beginner, Easy, Garlic, Gluten Free, Oil Free, Plant Based, Potatoe, Starch Solution, Vegan, Vegetarian
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