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Cheddar Duchess Potatoes

Our easy Cheddar Duchess Potatoes Recipe features cheese, potatoes, egg yolks, and seasonings that come together to make these a side dish that everyone will “wow” over! Whether you serve these next to a steak, a pork chop, or with your next roast, you’re going to need these in your life, and fast.

Cheddar Duchess Potatoes

Cheddar Duchess Potatoes

These potatoes are similar to a loaded baked potato, but the presentation is so much better! Also, just because they are a little fancy doesn’t mean they are hard to make. They are shockingly fast to make. These potatoes also freeze well, so make up some extras and toss them into the freezer for a quick side dish.

Why are they called “Duchess” potatoes?

Duchess potatoes, known for their creamy texture and piped, decorative appearance, were named after the French term “pommes de terre duchesse.” This dish likely originated among French aristocracy, reflecting the elegance and sophistication associated with nobility, hence the term “duchess.”

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Cheddar Duchess Potatoes shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Heavy cream
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Egg
  • Egg yolk
  • Paprika
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Cheddar Duchess Potatoes

How to make Cheddar Duchess Potatoes

Wondering what you’re getting yourself into when you make this dish? Here’s a quick overview of the process! Make sure you follow the instructions at the recipe card at the bottom of the post while you’re cooking.

  • Peel and Boil
    Prep your potatoes and cook them in well-salted water until they are fork tender.
  • Mash
    Mash the potatoes with the butter, cream, and seasonings. Stir in the cheese, then the beaten egg and egg yolk.
  • Pipe
    Place the potato mixture into a large piping bag with a star attachment. Pipe into an ice cream cone shape. Place each one onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Butter & Bake
    Brush lightly with butter. Bake at 375°F until they turn golden brown.
  • Enjoy
    Sprinkle with paprika and enjoy while hot!

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Cheddar Duchess Potatoes
Yield: 6 servings

Cheddar Duchess Potatoes

Cheddar Duchess Potatoes

You've never had potatoes like these! The cheddar duchess potatoes are fancy, delicious, and the perfect side for your next roast!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • sprinkle paprika


  1. Peel, cut in half or quarters, and boil potatoes until fork tender. Don't overcook! Drain the potatoes and put back into the pot over low heat to cook off some of the excess moisture.
  2. Mash the potatoes with the butter, cream, and seasonings until smooth.
  3. Stir in the cheddar cheese until well combined, and then stir in the beaten egg and egg yolk.
  4. Place potatoes into a piping bag or a large baggie with the corner snipped off. Using a large star tip if you have it, pipe into a circle stacking upwards as you go onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or non-stick tin-foil.
  5. Brush lightly with melted butter, and sprinkle lightly with paprika.
  6. Bake at 375 for 25-30, or until the edges are starting to turn gold

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 592mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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