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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.

Duchess Potatoes: A Few Steps Worth The Effort

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. Add some seasoning, egg yolks, mix some more and pipe! Half an hour in the oven and voilà! Easy peasy, it’s ready and it looks divine!

Potatoes Made Elegant

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!

More Side Dishes Inspiration

If you like your potatoes creamy and cheesy, you might want to opt for the scalloped potatoes on a bed of caramelized onions, it is so delicious.

However, if you would rather a colourful plate, healthy and very elegant, think beet and apple carpaccio. The combination of flavours with the feta is just perfection and will wow your guests.

Some Quick Tips From Me To You

MAKE AHEAD: This is totally an option. Freeze the duchess potatoes once piped on your baking sheet. Once frozen you can them transfer them in a container, they won’t stick to each other.

DECORATING BAG: If you don’t have one, use a big zip lock bag and make a cut in one of the bottom corner.

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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