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5 from 14 votes

The Best Duchess Potatoes

The Best Duchess Potatoes - An easy Baked Mashed Potatoes Recipe with a golden crisp crust and a silky interior. Perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 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.
  • Scoop the potatoes into a large piping bag fitted with a wide star tip. Pipe 1/2 cup mounds of potato onto the baking sheets, leaving room in between for the potatoes to expand.
  • Brush the tops of the Duchess Potatoes with melted butter. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden on top. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.


NOTE: Pipe the mounds high. They will spread and flatten a little as they bake.


Serving: 2pieces | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 698mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 1.2mg