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Duchess Potatoes

Please welcome my dear friend Jill McKeever of  We’re very happy to have her share her recipe for Duchess Potatoes here in the kitchen!

Take it away Jill!

Duchess Potatoes is an old recipe taken from a book our grandmothers would have trusted and relied upon for their dining dilemmas. Made from leftover mashed potatoes, this recipe transforms cold, thick mashed spuds into a light, fluffy, hard to stop eating, side dish. My kids could not get enough Duchess Potatoes. You should have seen their faces when the oven dish was empty. Oh wait, you’ll see the same expression on your kids when you make this dish.


Duchess Potatoes
  • 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 egg yolks beaten well
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream
  • grated cheese for topping (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Mix the mashed potatoes, beaten egg yolks and cream well. Pile lightly into a lightly greased shallow baking dish, top with grated cheese.
  3. Bake in hot oven until browned, 10 to 15 minutes. It's that simple.

Recipe and photo by Jill McKeever at

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