The Best Duchess Potatoes

Fancy mashed potatoes. That’s what we’re serving up today.

Don’t let the word duchess throw you off. These silky smooth mashed potatoes are simply piped into little mounds and baked to give them a golden elegant appearance.

But boy, does it ever make a difference!

The Best Duchess Potatoes

PREP TIME:20 minutes
COOK TIME:35 minutes

The Best Duchess Potatoes – An easy Baked Mashed Potatoes Recipe with a golden crisp crust and a silky interior. Perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded white cheddar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place the peeled potato chunks in a large sauce pot and cover with water. Add the salt and bring to a boil. Simmer the potatoes until fork-tender. Then drain off all the water and allow the potatoes to dry out a few minutes.
  • Place the potatoes back over medium heat. Add the shredded cheese, heavy cream, nutmeg, and white pepper. Use a potato masher or immersion blender to mash the potatoes into a fine smooth texture. Then quickly stir the egg yolks into the potato mixture.

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