Microwave mashed potatoes covered in dairy free spread with potato, tea towel, marble in background

Microwave Mashed Potatoes


Microwave Mashed Potatoes

Microwave mashed potatoes that are dairy free, gluten free, and vegan!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4



  • 4 peeled russet potatoes cubed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup good quality mayonnaise or Vegannaise Optional
  • 1 tbsp. spread of choice I use Earth Balance
  • milk for a thinner style mashed potato only use unsweetened here, as even Original has a sweet flavor.
  • Enough water to cover potatoes



  1. Place potatoes in microwave safe bowl (Bowl must be large to accommodate water level rising)
  2. Microwave approximately 5 minutes at a time, check carefully to ensure potatoes are cooked by piercing with fork or knife easily. On my microwave this takes 15 minutes.
  3. Drain water, add salt and mash. Add mayonnaise and milk a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  4. (You may use only mayonnaise/veganaise and spread for your potatoes. You may also use milk and spread for your potatoes. It's up to you!)

This recipe was conceived of laziness.

A teething baby and frustration with fast food makes for a determined mama. I love mashed potatoes but I hate waiting for a pot to boil. After defaulting to instant mashed potatoes for a while, I simply realized that real mashed potatoes are worth the peeling. Besides, we need a vehicle for gravy in this house. There’s too much liquid goodness that needs a vehicle.

Microwave mashed potatoes covered in dairy free spread with potato, tea towel, marble in background

You know what’s great about these? Mash them in the bowl you cooked them in. Then put a lid on it and transfer leftovers to the refrigerator. One pan cooking and storing? Yes! These mashed potatoes can even deceive the most butter-loving of guests. I used to be that butter-loving guest.

Microwave mashed potatoes covered in dairy free spread with fork, with potato, tea towel, marble in background

What’s your favorite way to make potatoes?

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