Vegan Potato Croquettes

Vegan Potato Croquettes

Vegan Potato Croquettes offer a delightful twist on a beloved classic, transforming simple mashed potatoes into golden-brown nuggets of crispy goodness. These croquettes are not only incredibly flavorful but also entirely plant-based, making them a perfect option for vegans and those looking to incorporate more meatless meals into their diet.

The foundation of these croquettes is creamy mashed potatoes, which provide a comforting and satisfying base. Mixed with sautéed onion, garlic, and fresh parsley, the potato mixture is infused with layers of savory aroma and subtle sweetness. The addition of nutritional yeast adds a hint of cheesy flavor, enhancing the overall taste profile without any dairy.

Shaped into small cylinders and coated in a crisp breadcrumb crust, these croquettes achieve the perfect balance of crispy exterior and creamy interior. The coating ensures that each bite is accompanied by a satisfying crunch, while the fluffy potato filling melts in your mouth with each bite.

Whether served as an appetizer, side dish, or even a main course, these Vegan Potato Croquettes are sure to impress. They make a delightful addition to any meal, whether enjoyed on their own with a dipping sauce or paired with a salad or soup for a complete and satisfying dining experience.

What’s more, these croquettes are versatile and customizable, allowing you to experiment with different seasonings, herbs, and dipping sauces to suit your taste preferences. Whether you prefer them spicy, herby, or simply seasoned with salt and pepper, there’s no wrong way to enjoy these crispy, golden bites of potato perfection.


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (about 4 medium-sized potatoes)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (use gluten-free breadcrumbs if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional, for a cheesy flavor)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour)
  • 1/4 cup plant-based milk (such as almond, soy, or oat milk)
  • Cooking oil for frying


  1. Prepare the Mashed Potatoes: Peel and boil the potatoes until they are soft. Mash them with a fork or potato masher until smooth and creamy. Allow them to cool slightly.
  2. Sauté Onion and Garlic: In a skillet, heat a bit of oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic and sauté until softened and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Mix Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, sautéed onion and garlic, chopped parsley, breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast (if using), salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  4. Form Croquettes: Shape the potato mixture into small cylindrical croquettes or any desired shape.
  5. Prepare Coating: In a shallow dish, mix together the flour and plant-based milk to create a thin batter. Place the breadcrumbs in another shallow dish.
  6. Coat Croquettes: Dip each croquette into the flour mixture, then coat it with breadcrumbs, ensuring an even coating.
  7. Fry the Croquettes: Heat cooking oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully place the coated croquettes into the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crispy on all sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  8. Drain and Serve: Once cooked, remove the croquettes from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce, such as vegan mayo, ketchup, or sweet chili sauce.

These Vegan Potato Croquettes are sure to be a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike. They’re crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and packed with flavor. Enjoy them as a tasty appetizer, a side dish with dinner, or a satisfying snack any time of day!