Garnish dairy free mashed potatoes with caramelized onions and chives on top.

Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

These flavorful dairy-free mashed potatoes require no dairy substitutes but simple ingredients you already have on hand.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Bosnian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jas


  • 2 1/2 pounds potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, bring potatoes and enough water to cover by 1 inch to a boil; add salt. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add onions and season with salt. Cook the onions, stirring frequently, until caramelized, 15-20 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Add the onions with all of the oil. Mash until smooth. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.


~ Free Tip ~
For the fluffiest, smoothest mash choose potatoes high in starch, like Russet or Yukon Gold. If you like your potatoes smashed (with chunks) you can use Idaho potatoes. For even more flavor, sauté minced garlic clove with the onions.