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Duchess Potatoes: Cute & Elegant Side Dish

Duchess potatoes piled in a rectangle dish and small round plates with some served, rustic serving spoon. Black background.
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Duchess Potatoes are such an elegant side dish in a cute little shape. These mashed potatoes piped in a roses and baked in the oven until golden are simple steps to achieve it. This is a great side dish to serve for a special event.

Piping your mashed potatoes in this cute shape makes such an elegant and perfect side dish. Christmas, New Year’s Eve, birthdays or Valentine’s Day, there are so many great occasions to add it on your table.

Don’t forget! Duchess potatoes can also be a finger food for a potluck or buffet!

How To Make Duchess Potatoes?

Although it might seem like a long process to make the duchess potatoes, I just love the way it presents. It can be prepared in advance and frozen for later so you don’t necessarily have to make it the day you are planning to have friends over for dinner!

First, boiled some potatoes, mash them.

Then, add some seasoning, egg yolks, mix some more. When comes the time to pipe, if you don’t have a piping bag or even a piping tip, that’s okay! You can use a freezer bag, cut a corner. DIY duchess potatoes Madame!

Lastly, half an hour in the oven and voilà! Easy peasy, it’s ready and it looks divine!

You can’t really go wrong. It is a simple recipe that presents very well.

Baking sheet with duchess potatoes aligned

Some Quick Tips From Me To You

Can I prepare this duchess potatoes ahead of time? This is totally an option. Freeze the duchess potatoes once piped on your baking sheet. Once frozen you can then transfer them in a container, they won’t stick to each other.

How to make duchess potatoes without a piping bag? If you don’t have one, use a big zip lock bag and make a cut in one of the bottom corners. The appearance will be a little different but the taste won’t be.

Peeling potatoes on a cutting board
Pot filled with water and potatoes
Cutting board with pot and potatoes being cut
Square dish with mashed potatoes and egg yolks and butter on the side
Square dish with mashed potatoes and egg yolks and butter
Grating nutmeg in a square dish where there is mashed potatoes.

What Goes Well With Duchess Potatoes?

Basque Chicken is a great option with this side dish. It is juicy and they compliment each other.

Some Mediterranean salmon would be also lovely.

Baking sheet with duchess potatoes aligned and a decorating bag on the side

More Potato Side Dishes:

Scalloped potatoes: If you like your potatoes creamy and cheesy, this is the one.

Delmonico Potatoes: I prepared this recipe for Noshing with the Nolands and it is divine!

Roasted carrots and potatoes: No fuss but such a crowd pleaser! You can’t go wrong with this side dish!

Duchess Potatoes: Cute & Elegant Side Dish

Duchess Potatoes are an elegant side dish in a cute little shape. Mashed potatoes piped in a little rose & baked until golden are simple steps to it.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: european, French
Keyword: duchess potatoes, elegant, potatoes, side dish
Servings: 24 duchess potatoes
Author: Mélanie


  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash the potatoes.
  • Peel the potatoes.
  • Cut them in quater and put them in a pot with water. (cold so the potatoes cook evenly)
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, remove them from the heat.
  • In a dish, mash the potatoes.
  • Add the butter and egg yolks, mix well.
  • Add nutmeg and salt to taste.
  • In a 16' decorating bag, put your mashed potatoes. Using a star piping tip, swirl some dollops of mashed potatoes.
  • Bake in a hot oven at 425F for 20 minutes or until golden. (depending on your oven).
  • Enjoy!


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