November 17, 2022

Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

This creme fraiche mashed potatoes recipe is absolutely the BEST mashed potatoes ever! It comes together so beautifully and I’m obsessed. This recipe is the perfect side dish for all your Thanksgiving needs! Let’s bring on the holiday recipes!

If you’re looking for another type of mashed potatoes, you can check out our Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes.

Potatoes with Gravy

What ingredients do you need for this crème fraîche mashed potatoes recipe?

Yukon gold potatoes: My absolute favorite potatoes have to be yukon gold, they are creamy in texture, high in starch and really make the creamiest mash, in my opinion.

Unsalted butter: Butter is also key to the creamiest mashed potatoes. We are making a mixture with heavy cream (or you can use whole milk), garlic cloves, rosemary and crème fraîche.

For the herbs: We are using fresh rosemary to infuse the cream and butter mixture, but you can opt to also use sage or thyme, as some other options!

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

Instructions to make this recipe

Peel and cut your potatoes

Begin by peeling and cutting your yukon gold potatoes in half. Place your potatoes in a bowl of water while you’re cutting to clean them and remove some starch.

Boil your potatoes
Boil your potatoes in a large pot or saucepan with salt, then simmer until soft and drain when they are fork tender, placing back in the pot to let dry.

Make your butter and cream mixture
In the meantime while your potatoes are boiling, in a separate small sauce pan, add your heavy cream, rosemary and garlic cloves and bring to a gentle simmer to allow the garlic and rosemary to infuse.

Season with salt and pepper. Bring on low and remove the rosemary and garlic. Then melt in your butter and creme fraiche. Set aside.

Mash or rice your potatoes
In a potato ricer or masher, mash your potatoes until your desired consistency. For super creamy potatoes, place in a ricer. Adjust with salt and pepper.

Combine and serve!
Once that’s all mixed together, add in your heavy cream and butter mixture in segments and mix well.

Serve your mashed potatoes topped with pepper, an additional butter knob and fresh chopped chives.

Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

Tips, Tricks and Substitutions

What are the best potatoes for mashed potatoes? I personally LOVE yukon gold potatoes! They are creamy and rich in texture, they are usually one of my go-to’s for mashed potatoes.

Can you freeze mashed potatoes? Yes, let the mashed potatoes cool completely, then cover them tightly. When ready to serve, either defrost in the fridge, or you can pour them frozen in a pot or oven to warm up. Adjust with additional cream if needed to just warm through when ready to eat.

How can I make my mashed potatoes creamier and less chunky? Pass your potatoes through a potato ricer or pushing through a mesh sieve. Also make sure you are peeling the skin off your potatoes!

What can I sub for crème fraîche? sour cream or even parmesan will work well as substitutes here! You can also remove all together and just keep it cream and butter for a more classic mashed potato.

Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

Check out the below potato recipes for more inspiration!

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Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

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Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

This creme fraiche mashed potatoes recipe is absolutely the BEST mashed potatoes ever! It comes together so beautifully and I'm obsessed.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Side
Keyword: mashed potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes peeled and cut in half (about 8-10 potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4th cup creme fraiche
  • garnish with fresh chives
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Begin by peeling and cutting your yukon gold potatoes in half. Place your potatoes in a bowl of water while you’re cutting to clean them and remove some starch.
  • Boil your potatoes in a large pot or saucepan with salt, then simmer until soft and drain when they are fork tender, placing back in the pot to let dry.
  • In the meantime while your potatoes are boiling, in a separate small sauce pan, add your heavy cream, rosemary and garlic cloves and bring to a gentle simmer to allow the garlic and rosemary to infuse.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Bring on low and remove the rosemary and garlic. Then melt in your butter and creme fraiche. Set aside.
  • In a potato ricer or masher, mash your potatoes until your desired consistency. For super creamy potatoes, place in a ricer. Adjust with salt and pepper.
  • Once that’s all mixed together, add in your heavy cream and butter mixture in segments and mix well.
  • Serve your mashed potatoes topped with pepper, an additional butter knob and fresh chopped chives.
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