Take mashed potatoes up a level with this amazing whipped potatoes recipe. Incredible flavor with velvety smoothness. A perfect side!
Why You’ll Love This
This whipped potatoes recipe might change your side dish landscape. We all have had traditional mashed potatoes. I love ’em, to be honest.
But when we whipped (see what I did there?) these potatoes, we honestly didn’t realize that this might be the replacement for mashed potatoes going forward. They’re that good.
When we say decadent, it’s really not an exaggeration. This dish has heavy cream, butter, egg yolks, and Pecorino Romano cheese in it. If you’re looking for a low-calorie dish, this isn’t one of them. They’re worth the cheat, though, I promise.
Additionally, this dish makes a perfect side for almost any main course. This is to include a typical weekday meal or at the holiday table.
A tradition for me at the holidays always includes mashed potatoes. This year, these will be gracing our table.
This easy mashed potatoes recipe only calls for a handful of simple ingredients. The final product nails it. Perfect mashed potatoes!
- Potatoes – We use a mix of Russet potatoes and Yukon Gold potatoes for fluffy whipped potatoes. Yukon golds add the desired creaminess to the potatoes.
- Liquids – Unsalted butter, heavy cream (heavy whipping cream), and eggs.
- Seasonings – Pecorino Romano cheese, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
How To Make Whipped Potatoes
The dish itself is not that complicated. With the exception of a few more ingredients and how it’s cooked, it comes together pretty quickly.
Peel and dice all your potatoes into 1-inch pieces.
Place them in a large stockpot (any large pot will do) and cover them with cold water (cool water is fine, too). Add one tablespoon of kosher salt and bring it to a boil over medium heat on a low boil.
Cook the potatoes for approximately 10 minutes or until fork-tender.
While the potatoes are boiling, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium to medium-high heat. Cook the butter, stirring often until the butter begins to brown and become fragrant. This takes around 5 minutes.
Once lightly browned, remove the butter from the saucepan and place it into a bowl, and set aside.
When the potatoes are ready, drain them and return them to the pot or mixing bowl.
Add 1/2 cup of the cream and blend until smooth with a hand mixer.
Add one egg yolk and beat into the potatoes. Once incorporated, add the other egg yolk and beat until combined well.
Slowly add the browned melted butter, discarding any burned bits, and continue to combine with a hand mixer.
Once the butter has been incorporated, add the Pecorino Romano cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, two teaspoons of kosher salt, and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream and beat until smooth.
Transfer the whipped potatoes to a greased 3-quart baking dish and smooth with a spatula.
Put your oven on high broil and place the oven rack approximately 8 inches from the heat.
Broil the potatoes until the top is browned, approximately 5-6 minutes, depending on your oven.
Once browned, remove from oven and garnish with chopped chives and freshly ground black pepper.
Let me tell you. These whipped potatoes are amazing. I was not kidding that these are next level. The fragrance of these going through the house almost made me go feral.
Give these a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
These are always on the table for Thanksgiving dinner at our house. When the holiday season comes along, this perfect recipe is our personal favorite. These make a perfect side dish for any occasion!
If you’re looking for other potato recipes, give our twice-baked potatoes a look. They’re super good, too!
Tips And Variations
- Use a food mill or potato ricer for an even creamier experience.
- Red potatoes are a good substitute for Yukon golds, if you’re having an issue finding them.
- Taste the salted water when cooking your potatoes. It should taste like the ocean.
- You can use whole milk versus heavy cream to save some calories.
- For a thicker mashed potato texture, use a touch less milk.
Mashed potatoes have a little butter and some milk, typically mashed with a potato masher. Whipped potatoes are beaten with an electric mixer with lots of butter, heavy cream, and egg yolks.
Well, this is a very rich and decadent dish. If you must, you can try half and half instead of heavy cream. Maybe cut back on the butter a bit.
Let the whipped mashed potatoes cool to room temperature, place in an air-tight container or cover with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Yes! Let it come to room temperature, place it in a freezer-safe container or bag, and freeze for up to 2 months for best quality. When reheating you might need to add a little more butter or cream.
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Decadent Whipped Potatoes Recipe
- 2 lbs Russet potatoes
- 2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1 cup Butter unsalted
- 1 cup Heavy cream divided
- 2 Egg yolks
- 1 cup Pecorino Romano cheese
- 2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp Black pepper
- 1 tbsp Fresh chives chopped
- Peel and dice all your potatoes into 1 inch pieces
- Place them in a large pot and cover them with water. Add 1 tablespoon of kosher salt and bring it to a boil. Cook the potatoes for approximately 10 minutes or until fork tender.
- Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium to medium-high heat. Cook the butter, stirring often, until the butter begins to brown and become fragrant, around 5 minutes.
- Once lightly browned, remove the butter from the saucepan and place it into a bowl and set aside.
- When the potatoes are ready, drain them and return to the pot or mixing bowl.
- Add 1/2 cup of the cream and blend until smooth with a hand mixer.
- Add one egg yolk and beat into the potatoes. Once incorporated, add the other egg yolk and beat until combined well.
- Slowly add the browned butter, discarding any burned bits, and continue to combine with hand mixer.
- Add the Pecorino Romano cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt, and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream and beat until smooth.
- Transfer the potatoes to a greased 3 quart baking dish. Smooth with a spatula.
- Put your oven on high broil and place the oven rack to approximately 8 inches from the heat.
- Broil the potatoes until the top is browned, approximately 5-6 minutes depending on your oven.
- Once browned, remove from oven and garnish with chopped chives and freshly ground black pepper.
- Salt and pepper to taste and serve.