GLUTEN FREE CONFIDENCE SCORE: 8/10
Potatoes in their natural state (i.e. from the produce aisle) are completely gluten-free, so if you mash, bake, boil or broil them in this state without adding anything they stay gluten-free. What could make mashed potatoes not gluten-free is any random seasonings, flavorings, creams or gluten-containing thickeners that are added into instant mashed potatoes or Aunt Edna’s secret family recipe.
Our advice? Keep it simple. Buy potatoes in their natural state and make your own mashed potatoes. If you are eating out and/or having dinner at someone’s house, ask if they can make you a baked potato in a safe cooking space with all condiments on the side. Then you can make your own mashed potatoes on your own plate. For all you folks out there who can’t have dairy and are also gluten-free, this recipe for Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes from The Blender Girl will hit the spot at your next family gathering. Enjoy!