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Vegan Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

These vegan cream cheese mashed potatoes are super easy to make with only 3 ingredients plus salt and pepper. They're so creamy, it's hard to believe they're dairy-free!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword dairy-free, gluten free, mashed potatoes, meatless monday, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 159kcal


  • 2 ½ lb russet or Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 4 oz vegan cream cheese (for the oil-free option, be sure to use an oil-free vegan cream cheese such as Kite Hill's almond milk cream cheese in the plain variety)
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (you can substitute oat milk, if preferred - use a certified GF brand if needed - for the oil-free option be sure to check milk ingredient labels for oil)
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt (plus more to taste, if desired)
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (plus more to taste, if desired)


  • Peel potatoes and then cut them into chunks that are all about the same size.
  • Place potatoes into a 3- or 4-qt. stainless steel pot and cover with one inch of water.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to maintain a steady rolling boil. Cook until potatoes are fork-tender (approximately 10-15 minutes). Be careful not to overcook or the potatoes will become too starchy.
  • Drain potatoes in a colander and then return them to the pot.
  • Add vegan cream cheese and almond milk, and mix using an electric hand mixer until the ingredients are well combined and lumps are removed. Be sure not to overmix or the consistency of the potatoes will become too gluey.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Use more to taste, if desired.



The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Nutrition calculation was made using Yukon gold potatoes. Nutrition was calculated using Kite Hill brand almond milk cream cheese. Please note that using a different brand of vegan cream cheese will have a different nutritional outcome.


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 6g