Vegan Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
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Vegan mashed potatoes and gravy will be on the plates of many Vegans for the holidays. We know of a good recipe which is not plant-based, but it’s simple to transform it to a Vegan-friendly version. These mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy are so creamy and savory. We just love them!

We built our mashed potatoes from this popular Chef John recipe. We stuck with Chef John for his mushroom gravy recipe too. Both recipes are highly rated with many reviews. We simply turned his recipes Vegan. We hope you’ll enjoy them!

Vegan Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Vegan Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Simple Vegan mashed potatoes recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: easy vegan recipe, Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Servings: 4


  • Potato Masher



  • 1/2 tsp Minced Garlic optional
  • 1 tsp Chives optional


  • Peel potatoes if you like (we leave skin on personally), and chop them.
  • Put potatoes in a large/medium pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover the pot with a lid and cook for an additional 20-25 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes, then place them back into the pot and cook on high for 45-60 seconds. It will help remove some moisture.
  • Leave the pot on the stove, and turn off the heat. Add 1/2 cup non-dairy milk, 1/4 cup non-dairy butter, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper (and any optional ingredients like minced garlic and chives). Use potato masher to mash up the potatoes until most chunks are gone.


This is a recipe inspired from Chef John, who has many popular recipes on the internet.  We simply make it Vegan by replacing the butter and milk with Vegan alternatives.  It’s a super easy recipe that never fails!

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Vegan Mushroom gravy that is so delicious. Straight-forward recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Vegan Gravy, Vegan Mushroom Gravy
Servings: 4


  • 1/4 cup Vegan butter
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 32 oz Vegan mushroom stock (reduced sodium version if it's available)
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme (you can use 3/4 tsp fresh thyme if you have it)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste


  • In a saucepan heat 1/4 cup Vegan butter on medium heat. Once it melts completely cook it for another minute.
  • Add mushrooms to melted butter. Reduce heat to medium-low, stir and cook for 20 minutes. Stir every few minutes.
  • Add 1/3 cup flour to mushrooms, stir well, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir often.
  • Add 1 cup of mushroom stock, and stir until fully mixed, 1-2 minutes. Pour in the rest of the mushroom stock, and add 1/4 tsp dried thyme. Reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes. Stir often. Test the gravy half way through the cooking to see if you'd like to add salt & pepper to taste. The gravy should thicken a little bit after it's removed from heat.


This recipe is altered from Chef John’s popular mushroom gravy recipe.  We Veganized it, with small alterations.

These Vegan mashed potatoes with gravy would pair well with our Vegan Chickpea Parm sandwich or our Amazing Vegan Tempeh Tacos.

Vegan Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Shopping List

Potato Masher


Non-Dairy Butter

Non-Dairy Milk Macadamia!?

Sea Salt

Black Pepper Grinder

Minced Garlic



Mushroom Stock

Dried Thyme

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