Truffle Mashed Potatoes

This recipe for truffle mashed potatoes is the perfect side dish for a special occasion. The potatoes are mashed with butter, cream and truffle oil, then finished with a sprinkle of chopped chives. They can be made ahead of time and reheated, making them perfect for entertaining.


  • 1 kg potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 100g butter
  • 100ml cream
  • 2 tablespoons truffle oil
  • Chopped chives, to serve


1. Cook the potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling water for 15 minutes or until tender.

2. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pan.

3. Add the butter, cream and truffle oil and mash until smooth.

4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

5. Transfer the mash to a serving bowl and sprinkle with chives to serve.

Potential changes & improvements

For a richer mashed potato, you could replace the cream with milk.

If you’re not a fan of truffle oil, you could leave it out or replace it with another flavoured oil.

What other food it works well with

Truffle mashed potatoes are delicious with roast beef, lamb or chicken. They would also be great with a vegetarian main course such as a mushroom risotto or a vegetable tart.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making mashed potatoes is to overcook them. This will make them watery and difficult to mash. Another mistake is to undercook them, which will make the mash lumpy. It’s important to cook the potatoes until they are just tender.

Nutritional Information

Truffle mashed potatoes are a high-fat dish. Each serving contains approximately:

  • 500 calories
  • 30g fat
  • 15g saturated fat
  • 60mg cholesterol
  • 210mg sodium
  • 40g carbohydrates
  • 4g sugar
  • 4g protein


Truffle mashed potatoes contain milk, cream, butter and eggs. They may also contain traces of nuts, soy and sulphites.

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