Leave the Dairy, Take the Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a beloved Thanksgiving tradition, but let’s be honest: the science of the food situation means that mashed potatoes made with no dairy are a tough sell with traditionalists. Sour cream, butter and cream aren’t the easiest things to replace convincingly. That’s doesn’t mean vegans need to despair of enjoy amazing potatoes! When you roast potatoes at high temperatures, plant-based oils are what you want to use, vegan or not. Make this recipe full vegan by swapping out the butter at service for a little drizzle of your favorite herb-infused olive oil.

Roasted Potatoes with Garlic & Herbs

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Ten cloves of garlic sounds like a lot, but it sweetens and mellows as it roasts, creating a rich accompaniment to the potatoes.

Servings: 4 (128 g )

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 1 hour


  • 1 lb. small potatoes
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 4 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Lightly coat a large baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss together the potatoes, garlic, 3 teaspoons olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  3. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer in the prepared baking dish. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the lid or foil. Turn potatoes and bake uncovered until the potatoes are soft and slightly browned (20-25 minutes).
  4. Toss potatoes with remaining olive oil and parsley to serve.