super easy one-pot mashed potatoes
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If you love mashed potatoes but find them too time-consuming and finicky, this recipe is for you! These Super Easy One-Pot Mashed Potatoes require basically no work and minimal dirty dishes.
Recipe type: Side Dishes
Serves: 4
  • 2 lbs potatoes (I find that Yukon gold potatoes work best, but I have used Russet too)
  • 2 cups of nondairy milk (more or less as needed)
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp vegan butter, to taste
  1. First, wash and scrub your potatoes well. Peel if desired. Cut into small cubes, and add to a large pot.
  2. Add enough milk to cover the potatoes, add in the salt, and turn heat onto high. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cover.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes start to become very soft and fall apart (about 25-30 minutes).
  4. Stir vigorously to help the mashed potatoes come together, and add in the seasonings and the butter. You may need to add a bit more milk at this point if it is too thick.
  5. For a smoother texture, you can use a potato masher instead of just the spoon. Serve immediately!
Recipe by The Baking Fairy at