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Duchess potatoes are served for a holiday side.
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Duchess Potatoes Recipe

Ditch the mashed potatoes for gorgeous Duchess Potatoes with this easy-to-make recipe. Make your holiday table for Thanksgiving or Christmas extra fancy by serving this impressive side dish!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 135 kcal


  • 2 ½ lbs. Yukon gold potatoes or red potatoes
  • 5 Tbsp. butter melted, divided
  • cup milk oat, cashew, or soy, divided
  • 2 egg yolks large
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • tsp. nutmeg
  • Thyme or parsley optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel potatoes with a vegetable peeler and remove any remaining eyes of skin. Cut each potato in half and then into quarters.
  3. Add potatoes to a large pot, cover with 1 inch of cold water and add a pinch or two of salt. Bring the pot to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes, or until they pierce easily with a fork.
  4. Transfer boiled potatoes to a colander and rinse under cold running water until cool to the touch.
  5. Rice potatoes using a potato ricer into a large bowl. Add 4 tablespoons melted butter, milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and nutmeg. Mix until well combined.
  6. Whisk egg yolks and egg in a small bowl and then add to the mashed potatoes. Stir with a spatula until well mixed.
  7. Using a pastry bag fitted with a 1M star tip, pipe the potatoes onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Leave about ½-inch of space between each one. You should end up with 12 that are roughly 2 ½-inches in width.

  8. Lightly brush potatoes with the remaining tablespoon of butter, being careful not to disrupt the edges.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown.
  10. Serve with thyme leaves or chopped fresh parsley. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • To Store: Arrange in a single layer in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3-5 days. Use parchment paper between the layers if you need to stack them.
  • To Freeze: Pre-freeze the Duchess potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once they are firm, transfer to a freezer-safe airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Duchess Potatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 313mg14%
Potassium 410mg12%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 219IU4%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.