Mashed Potato Bar

Serves 4

25 Minute Prep Time

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on December 8, 2014 , categorized in Dinner, Sides & Appies

mashed potato bar

Move over candy bars and late night food trucks. Mashed potato bars are coming through. One of the latest trends in party food is the mashed potato bar and I can see why. With all of their comfort food quality and all of the topping variations available mashed potatoes seem like the perfect celebration food. Not a fan of potatoes? Add variety by adding mashed sweet potatoes and cauliflower into the mix too.

Get creative with toppings! Here’s a list to get you started:

  • Coconut Bacon
  • Cashew Sour Cream
  • Mushroom Gravy
  • Vegan Pesto
  • Vegan butter
  • Shredded vegan cheese
  • Chives
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped garlic
  • Sautéed onions
  • Cayenne
  • Roasted red pepper
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Sauteed eggplant
  • Horseradish
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Carmalized onions
  • Salsa
  • Capers


  • 4 large washed, skin on, organic russet potatoes (or sweet potatoes)
  • 2 Tbsp vegan butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • Salt, as needed


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot of boiling, lightly salted water

  2. Bring back to a boil over medium heat then lower to a simmer and cook until fork tender

  3. Drain potatoes, cool slightly

  4. Add vegan butter and almond milk

  5. Mash until creamy (you can use a hand mixer if you like them really creamy)

  6. Serve family style in a large bowl

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!