Sweet Potato Mash | Creamy, Garlicky + Vegan

Bowl of vegan sweet potato mash

Vegan Sweet Potato Mash! | Best plant based sweet potato mash recipe with a hint of garlic and creamy texture. | Easy meal prep friendly side dish!




  1. Fill a medium size pot with water and bring to a boil. Carefully add the sweet potato cubes, garlic cloves and a pinch of salt, return to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Cook sweet potatoes until tender, or until a fork can be inserted into the sweet potato easily.
  2. Drain the sweet potatoes and garlic into a colander to remove the water, then transfer the ingredients back to the pot.
  3. While the sweet potatoes are hot, add oat milk creamer/full-fat plant milk, vegan butter, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the pot. Using a potato masher or hand mixer, combine the ingredients together until they are smooth and creamy. If desired, add a little more plant-based creamer/milk.
  4. Scoop sweet potato mash into a serving bowl and top with fresh herbs. Serve while warm.


*Almond or cashew milk would also work nicely. Avoid coconut milk and sweetened plant-milks for this recipe.

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