Milk and butter aren’t the only route to great-tasting potatoes. Here’s a handful of Chowhound ideas for dairy-free mashed potatoes with tons of flavor:

• Add extra-virgin olive oil and enough of the potato cooking water to achieve a moist, creamy texture.

• Use chicken or vegetable stock in place of the milk and cream, or cook the potatoes in stock—you won’t even miss the butter.

• Sauté chopped garlic in olive oil and add it (with the oil) to the mashed potatoes.

• Use the cooking water for moistening and add one or more of these flavorings: caramelized onions, mustard, chopped fresh herbs, minced scallions.

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