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piped swirls of potato on a baking tray.

Creamy and Cheesy Duchess Potatoes

Mashed potatoes enriched with eggs, cheese and cream, then piped and baked in the oven.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 10
Calories 52 kcal


  • 800 g potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 60 ml heavy cream double cream
  • 2 tbsp cheese Gruyère, grated
  • 1 tbsp parsley fresh, chopped
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg grated
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Egg wash

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp water


  • Peel the potatoes, cut into chunks and place in a pan with cold water.
  • Bring to the boil and cook for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Drain the potatoes, mash and add the eggs, cheese, parsley, seasoning and nutmeg. Mash until well combined.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • Fill a piping bag, fitted with a large star nozzle with the potato mixture.
  • Pipe swirls of the mixture onto the baking sheet.
  • Use an egg mixed with water to glaze the potatoes before baking.
  • Bake at 200FAN/220C/425F/Gas7 for 10 minutes until golden.


Top tips
• It makes it easier to pipe the swirls if you half fill the piping bag.
• It's easier to add the egg wash if the potatoes are cold or frozen.
• If you prefer a really smooth mash, use a potato ricer or food processor.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.


Calories: 52kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 156mgPotassium: 23mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 223IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Keyword duchess potatoes, mashed potatoes
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