Potatoes are delicious. Try these duchess potatoes if you’re seeking a more advanced form of potatoes. These duchess potatoes are incredibly delicious sprinkled with vegan parmesan!

Potatoes Duchesse! It’s both attractive and delicious to serve this lovely potato side dish! This dish is ideal for a Vegan Tofu Steak supper, Whole Roast Cauliflower, or Lentil Meatballs.

Potato is highly versatile and my favorite food! That’s all there is to it. It makes no difference whether they’re baked, boiled, au gratin, mashed, scalloped, hash browned, or prepared in any other way. Potatoes are delicious. 

Duchess potatoes straight on a brown plate

When my fork slid into a duchess potato for the first time, it encountered a crispy surface with an extremely soft and pillowy interior.

The astonishment didn’t end there, though. The flavor was delicious, creamy, and even greater than the nicest mashed potatoes I’d ever experienced.

With my fascination growing, I quickly set out to learn the Duchess Potato technique.

There were many sources of information for the Duchess Potato recipe, including cooking school cookbooks and professional processes online. Then, I tweaked and changed the available information to get this perfect recipe. And, here I’m going to share it with you.

When it comes to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, I like to serve Duchess Potatoes because it is a crowd-pleasing side dish. So, add this side dish to the upcoming Christmas menu to wow your guests!

What Are Duchess Potatoes?

Duchess potatoes are mashed potatoes that have been piped into ornamental swirls and baked to a golden brown color. They bake up creamy on the interior and softly crunchy on the outside, creating a delectable taste reminiscent of a twice-baked potato’s filling.

A nice dinner would be incomplete without these gorgeous potato mounds, which are typically made with the addition of butter, egg yolks, Boursin cheese, and a variety of other indulgent components. However, my vegan version is incredibly delicious.

peeled potatoes

How To Prepare Duchess Potatoes?

These mashed potato pieces have the flavor of French fries and the appearance of elegant hors d’oeuvres. These duchess potatoes are inspired by a dish that calls for eggs, but I made it without them! On the outside, they’re crisp, yet they’re light and fluffy on the inside. You can season them with anything you want, with salt and pepper.

These appear to be difficult to make, but they are not. There are only two steps to the cooking process. The potatoes are first boiled and then baked.

You’ll require the following few ingredients:

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Ingredients

  • 2-pound potatoes washed and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly brush or spray a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  2. Bring water to a boil, add potatoes and cook for about 20 minutes.
  3. Mash potatoes smoothly to prevent potatoes from clogging up the piping bag.
  4. Scoop the mashed potatoes into a piping bag (I used a star tip).
  5. Pipe mashed potatoes on the baking sheet. Brush the piped potatoes with olive oil and bake for about 30 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  6. Serve warm with your favorite dipping, and enjoy!

Duchess potatoes on baking dish

Substitutions And Variations

This recipe yielded some delectable duchess potatoes, but other variants might be equally delicious!

  • Duchess Potatoes with Cheese Sauce: To add a cheesy flavor to your potato mash, try utilizing different vegan cheeses or vegan parmesan.
  • Duchess Potatoes with Herbs: To add a fragrant punch to the potato mixture, finely chop some herbs like rosemary, parsley, and chives.
  • Duchess Potatoes with Roasted Garlic: Roast garlic until it is sweet and deeply nutty flavor. Drizzles over the baked duchess potatoes or add to the potato mixture in this recipe.
  • Potato Casserole for the Duchess: If you don’t want to deal with a piping bag, spread the potato mixture into a casserole dish greased with vegan butter, swirl it with the back of a spoon or the tines of a fork, and bake for 30-40 minutes at 425 degrees.

(Alternatively, you can serve the combination on top of a dish such as a shepherd’s pie rather than plain mashed potatoes.) 

Suggestions For Preparing Ahead Of Time And Storing Leftovers

To Prepare Ahead of Time: For 24 hours ahead of time, boil and mash the potatoes and mix them with other ingredients. Remove the mixture from the fridge 30 to 60 minutes before piping to reach room temperature.

To Refrigerate: If you want to store them for up to three or four days, put them in the refrigerator. For best taste, keep them in an airtight container. 

To Freeze: Place the Duchess potatoes on a baking sheet and freeze them in a single layer. Once solid, transfer to a freezer-safe bag/airtight container and store in the freezer for a month.

To Reheat: Reheat in the oven at 375°F for 10-15 minutes, or until warm. You may also quickly reheat them in the microwave or an air fryer.

Recipe Notes

These potatoes will be great if you do a few things:

  • The potatoes should be mashed or mixed until they’re completely smooth. I use a hand mixer but can use a potato masher and ricer. Over-mashing or combining potatoes will result in a gluey mixture that resembles wallpaper paste! Simply mash until no lumps remain.
  • The smoother the potatoes, the better they pipe! Because you don’t want the mixture to become stuck in the piping tip when you’re swirling it. The mixture will extrude better through a larger star tip.
  • Use your creativeness when it comes to piping! Use various tips to create various swirls or pipe the mixture into forms like hearts.
  • To prevent the potatoes from spreading and losing shape when baking, place the pan with piped potatoes in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before baking. This will aid in the hardening of the mounds and their shape retention.

Other Potato Recipes To Prepare

  1. Potato Stacks
  2. Potato Pancakes
  3. Sweet Potato Chips
  4. Baked Purple Sweet Purple Fries
  5. Vegan Potato Recipes

Duchess potatoes close up on a brown plate

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Duchess Potatoes

Potatoes are delicious. Try these duchess potatoes if you’re seeking a more advanced form of potatoes. These duchess potatoes are incredibly delicious sprinkled with vegan parmesan!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Duchess Potatoes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 145kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes washed and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons Vegan Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly brush or spray a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  • Bring water to a boil, add potatoes and cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Mash potatoes smoothly to prevent potatoes from clogging up the piping bag.
  • Scoop the mashed potatoes into a piping bag (I used a star tip).
  • Pipe mashed potatoes on the baking sheet. Brush the piped potatoes with olive oil and bake for about 30 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  • Serve warm with your favorite dipping, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg