Velvety Whole30 Mashed Potatoes that are completely vegan and Paleo as well! Creamy and delicious, they’re easy to make and perfect for all eaters!

bowl of whole30 mashed potatoes

One of my favorite side dishes for as long as I can remember (okay, I’m not that old, I’m only 25) is mashed potatoes. Alright, so it’s a tie between the sweet potato casserole (this version is not only vegan but can be made Paleo!) and mashed potatoes.

So making a Whole30 mashed potatoes recipe for your Thanksgiving only seemed fitting as I love all types of potatoes!

These Paleo and vegan mashed potatoes (yes, vegan! Completely dairy free! That dollop of “butter” on top is actually vegan butter from Miyoko’s- but totally optional, if you’re very strictly Whole30, just don’t top it with that 🙂 ) are a creamy and velvety dream.

bowl of Paleo mashed potatoes

Plus they’re extraordinarily easy to make!

Creamy and delicious Whole30 Mashed Potatoes

These aren’t your average homemade mashed potatoes. In fact, they’re just as delicious (taste just as creamy and velvety) as the traditional potatoes, but it’s a side dish that everyone can enjoy. Not just those who subscribe to Whole30, Paleo, vegan, or dairy free!

That’s what I love about these recipes. I think when you’re following a specific diet (I personally don’t, but I have several family members who need to!), it’s important to feel included, so why not bring a dish that everyone can enjoy (and probably will be asking for your recipe 😉 ).

close up of healthy mashed potatoes with gravy

Plus, these Whole30 mashed potatoes are incredibly easy to make: I have 2.5 methods for you (yes, two and a half, you read that right! One uses a food processor and one uses a bowl but either with a potato masher or an immersion blender- so it’s like 2.5 haha!) so choose the easiest method for you!

Because trust me, I get that Thanksgiving can be overwhelming, especially if you’re hosting, but these vegan potatoes are easy, cost effective, and delicious!

All you’ll need are the following:

  • Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Coconut milk (light and from the can- not from the refrigerator section!)
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
plated mashed potatoes, lentils ,and brussels sprouts

Simple, right? And the only prep you need to do is peeling the potatoes, but if that’s a deal breaker, don’t even sweat it- the skin on the potatoes will taste delicious in the mash as well!

How long to boil potatoes for mashed potatoes

Because we’re using Yukon Gold potatoes, and we’re also dicing the potatoes, these shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to boil!

To check if the potatoes are done boiling, simply use a fork and lightly pierce a potato with the ends. If it’s easy to poke through, the potatoes are done! If it’s not, then they need a little more time.

The potatoes should be tender and easily pierced by a fork. Then you can transfer them either to a big bowl that you’ll use a potato masher or an immersion blender with, or a food processor!

bowl of mashed potatoes

How to make mashed potatoes

If you’re going the big bowl and potato masher/immersion blender route (which I can’t find either of mine for the life of me so I need to go out and by new haha!), simply follow these steps:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to the potatoes and either mash or use an immersion blender to puree the potatoes.
  2. Mash or puree the potatoes until smooth and creamy (it should be very velvety).
  3. Serve with Paleo vegan gravy!
food processor blending potatoes

Now if you’re using a food processor to make your healthy mashed potatoes, follow these steps:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to the potatoes in the food processor.
  2. Place the top on and blend until smooth (about 2-3 minutes).
  3. Transfer to a bowl and serve with Paleo vegan gravy!

Not too different from each other, right? And you’ll get just as good of a texture in your Paleo mashed potatoes using either method!

Trust me, Whole30 eaters, vegans, Paleo eaters, and non-diet eaters are going to love these potatoes!

close up of mashed potatoes

What to serve with Paleo and vegan mashed potatoes

Well, whether or not you’re making these Paleo mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving, I highly recommend pairing these homemade mashed potatoes with:

And then for dessert, I highly recommend…

side angle of mashed potatoes and lentils

I hope you love these Whole30 mashed potatoes as much as I do! If you make them, let me know in the comments below, and as always, I would love to see your beautiful creations on Pinterest and Instagram, so be sure to tag me there!

Happy Mashing!

plate of lentils with brussels sprouts

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Whole30 Mashed Potatoes (Vegan + Paleo!)

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Cuisine: American


Velvety Whole30 Mashed Potatoes that are completely vegan and Paleo as well! Creamy and delicious, they’re easy to make and perfect for all eaters!


  • 1214 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk (from can, not refrigerated)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil with a pinch of sea salt, and while the water is coming to a boil, chop the potatoes.
  2. When the water is boiling, add in the chopped potatoes. Reduce the heat to low and let them cook for about 10 minutes or until tender and easy to pierce.
  3. Drain the potatoes and place them into either a large mixing bowl or a food processor if you don’t have a potato masher. Set aside.
  4. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil with the 4 tsp minced garlic. Cook until fragrant and slightly browned then remove from heat.
  5. Add the light coconut milk, cooked minced garlic, 1 tbsp olive oil, and 1 tsp sea salt to the potatoes and either mash with a potato masher or blend the potatoes until smooth with either a food processor or an immersion blender.
  6. Serve with Paleo vegan gravy and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 scoop
  • Calories: 161
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 258.6 mg
  • Fat: 6.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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