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Mashed Potatoes without Milk

Mashed Potatoes without Milk are easy to make with this classic 6 ingredient recipe. They are smooth, creamy, and delicious, ready in just 30 minutes.

Why I love this recipe

These potatoes only use a few ingredients and still come out with great taste and texture. We like to leave them slightly lumpy for great homemade taste and texture.

Mashed Potatoes Recipe without Milk topped with butter and chives.
Mashed Potatoes Recipe without Milk

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

potatoes

salt

olive oil

jarred minced garlic

chicken broth

fresh chives

Substitutions

You can substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

Equipment used for this recipe

Step 1 – On a cutting board, peel and dice the potatoes into large even sized cubes.

peeled and diced potatoes on a cutting board.

Step 2 – Add the potatoes to a large pot. Cover with cool water and stir in the salt.

peeled and diced potatoes cooking in a pan.

Step 3 – Bring the pan to a boil. Rest a wooden spoon on top of the water to help prevent water boiling over. Once a boil is reached, reduce the temperature to maintain a rapid simmer. Let simmer about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.

peeled and diced potatoes cooking in a pan with a wooden spoon resting on top of the water.

Step 4 – Transfer the potatoes to a colander to drain away the cooking water. Shake the colander to rid the potatoes of excess water.

Step 5 – Add the potatoes back to the pot and add the garlic and oil.

garlic, oil, and cooked diced potatoes in a pan.

Step 6 – Begin mixing and mashing the potatoes with a potato masher, making sure to evenly mix in the garlic. Add the chicken broth to the potatoes as you mash until you reach your preferred mashed potato consistency. Do NOT overmix or they will become like glue consistency. If your potatoes need more liquid, add another 1 – 2 tablespoons broth as you mash.

mashed potatoes in a pan.

Step 7 – Add the fresh chives and stir until just mixed.

Step 8- Taste and season with more salt if needed. Top with some butter if desired. Serve warm and enjoy.

Homemade Mashed Potatoes without Milk topped with melted butter and chives.
Homemade Mashed Potatoes without Milk

Pro tips

Do NOT overmix mashed potatoes or they will become like glue consistency.

Recipe FAQs

Should I peel potatoes before boiling for mashed potatoes?

Start by giving them a good rinse to remove any dirt and cut out any blemishes. You can peel the potatoes before boiling, but you can also leave the skins on. This ensures that the nutrients and flavors are not lost during cooking and you get all those lovely vitamins too. So it comes down to personal preference, on or off is fine.

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Yield: Serves 4

Mashed Potatoes without Milk

Homemade Mashed Potatoes without Milk topped with melted butter and chives.

Mashed Potatoes without Milk are easy to make with this classic 6 ingredient recipe. They are smooth, creamy, and delicious, ready in just 30 minutes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste if needed
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable)
  • 1/8 cup fresh chives, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. On a cutting board, peel and dice the potatoes into large even sized cubes.
  2. Add the potatoes to a large pot. Cover with cool water and stir in the salt.
  3. Bring the pan to a boil. Rest a wooden spoon on top of the water to help prevent water boiling over. Once a boil is reached, reduce the temperature to maintain a rapid simmer. Let simmer about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Transfer the potatoes to a colander to drain away the cooking water. Shake the colander to rid the potatoes of excess water.
  5. Add the potatoes back to the pot and add the garlic and oil.
  6. Begin mixing and mashing the potatoes with a potato masher, making sure to evenly mix in the garlic. Add the chicken broth to the potatoes as you mash until you reach your preferred mashed potato consistency. Do NOT overmix or they will become like glue consistency. If your potatoes need more liquid, add another 1 - 2 tablespoons broth as you mash.
  7. Add the fresh chives and stir until just mixed.
  8. Taste and season with more salt if needed. Top with some butter if desired. Serve warm and enjoy.

Notes

  • These potatoes only use a few ingredients and still come out with great taste and texture. We like to leave them slightly lumpy for great homemade taste and texture.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 684mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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