Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes: Kidney Friendly Recipe

  1. Cathy says:

    Could I use unsweetened almond milk in this recipe instead of Cashew Milk.

  2. can’t find cashew milk, would almond milk work, or what other substitution would you suggest?

    • Kellsey Reed says:

      Hi Jill! Great question. Yes, almond milk would work too. You can use any non-dairy milk that you like and that fits your nutrient needs. I prefer cashew milk because it makes it extra creamy.

    • Kellsey Reed says:

      Hi Jill! Great question. Yes, almond milk would work fine here!

  3. Mary Jane Plemons says:

    I peel and thinly slice the potatoes and bring to a rolling boil, rinse thoroughly in a colander, cover with fresh water, and boil about 10 minutes, and then rinse again in hot water in a colander. Am I not accomplishing the same thing? I was not taught to boil the first time for 5-10 minutes. Do I need to change my method?

    • Kellsey Reed says:

      Hi Mary Jane! Great question. Yes, I would change your method and boil for 10 minutes the first time as well. This will help to reduce the potassium by 50-75%.

  4. Michael Sheridan says:

    5 stars
    Perhaps an obvious question, but would this double boiling would apply to whole potatoes.
    I have been advised by my Nephrologist that I should avoid potatoes and tomatoes because of high Potassium. I do not now eat either very often. I like both, especially tomatoes in cooking.

    • Kellsey Reed says:

      Hi Michael! Great question. Yes, you can use this on whole potatoes but it is typically more effective if the potatoes are cut. Double boiling can be used on any type of potato to help reduce the potassium by 50-75%. Double boiling hasn’t been shown to be helpful with reducing the potassium content of tomatoes.

  5. Pat Herman says:

    I enjoyed the potatoes, Kellsey. If I’d had fresh herbs on hand they’d have been better and will make them again when I have some on hand. Thank you for the recipe.

  6. Patricia Roberts says:

    Can you use unsalted butter instead of the olive oil?

    • Kellsey Reed says:

      Great question Patricia! Yes, you could use butter instead of olive oil. I like to recommend olive oil because it has less saturated fat in it than butter.

  7. Maggie says:

    If I were to use regular 1% milk would that be ok? I really have a hard time with these other milks, but I miss my mash potatoes. Thank you.

    • Kellsey Reed says:

      Yes, you could use cow’s milk. Typically, I like to suggest using a small amount so that you aren’t getting an excessive amount of protein in your dish!

  8. Trudy says:

    Hello, once twice cooked and then mashed, is there any reason why I couldn’t air fry mashed potato patties to satisfy my need for some crunch. Would this be considered a satisfactory “hot chip” option. Stage 3 kidney disease.

    • Kellsey Reed says:

      Hi there! Yes, that is totally fine! There is nothing wrong with air frying your potatoes for a crispy option.

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