Chantilly Potatoes

Chantilly Potatoes

Chantilly potatoes are the perfect side for any holiday table. They are light, fluffy and full of cheesy goodness. Everyone will love these creamy mashed potatoes. 

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Cheesy Chantilly Potatoes Potatoes Recipe

Chantilly potatoes turn your traditional mashed potatoes up a notch. They are a French potato dish that is elegant yet easy to make. In fact, you only need a handful of ingredients to make these potatoes. The secret to these potatoes is ricing them until they are light and fluffy. 

Everyone will love these potatoes and ask you to make them again and again. They are creamy and full of savory flavor. They are the perfect side dish to add to your holiday meal. 

Why you’ll love this Whipped Cream Potatoes recipe:

  • EASY TO MAKE: This recipe is perfect for beginner chefs because it’s super simple to make. 
  • SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: You only need 5 ingredients total for this easy Chantilly potato recipe.
  • HOLIDAY READY: These potatoes not only taste delicious, but they make a beautiful addition to any dinner table. 

Mashed potatoes are a staple at most dinner tables, especially during the holidays. These Chantilly potatoes take a classic mashed potato and take it up a notch with a few extra ingredients.

serving spoon in a dish of chantilly potatoes
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How to Make Chantilly Potatoes

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Steam the potatoes until tender. 
  2. Press them through a ricer.
  3. Add the salt and pepper. 
  4. Beat the heavy cream. 
  5. Fold the whipped cream into the riced potatoes. 
  6. Add the potato mixture into a baking dish. 
  7. Mix together the cheese and remaining whipped cream. 
  8. Place it over the potato mixture. 
  9. Broil for 1-3 minutes.
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What are chantilly potatoes?

Chantilly potatoes are French style mashed potato that get its name from the cream used. Chantilly cream is used in traditional Chantilly potatoes. They are light, creamy and full of flavor. 

What’s the difference between mashed potatoes and chantilly potatoes?

The main difference between these potatoes and regular American mashed potatoes is you press your softened Chantilly potatoes through a ricer. The added whipped cream and cheese is also unique to Chantilly potatoes. 

What are the best potatoes to use for chantilly potatoes?

Yukon gold potatoes are the best potatoes for this recipe. They are a softer potato and give this dish a light, fluffy texture.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes! Bake a double batch of chantilly potatoes in a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Can I make this side dish ahead of time?

Yes! You can make this dish ahead of time. Follow all of the directions up until broiling it. Broil these potatoes right before you are ready to serve them. 

Serving Suggestions

These potatoes make a great side dish. Some great main dishes that pair well with Chantilly potatoes are: 

The potatoes are traditionally made with Chantilly cream or creme de Chantilly. That is not a common cream in the United States, so heavy cream is used instead. It’s a great substitute and gives these potatoes a light texture. 

serving spoon in a dish of chantilly potatoes


  • A potato ricer is a great tool and the perfect tool for this recipe – it makes the potatoes perfectly creamy and smooth. If you don’t have a ricer use a potato masher; the potatoes will still be delicious, just not as creamy.  
  • Use a hand held mixer or your stand mixer to whip the heavy cream. This will produce a fluffy cream that can then be added to the potatoes.
  • Fresh Parmesan cheese is best. I suggest grabbing a block from the store and grating it before you add it to your Chantilly potatoes. 

The heavy cream is whipped until peaks form and then folded into the riced potatoes. This helps keep the potatoes light. Part of the whipped cream is mixed together with the cheese to create a truly decadent topping to these potatoes. 

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Create a mashed potato dish that will really wow your guests. Chantilly potatoes are a light, fluffy and creamy potato dish that is great for the holiday season and family gatherings. 

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Chantilly Potatoes Recipe

Chantilly potatoes are the perfect side for any holiday table. They are light, fluffy and full of cheesy goodness. Everyone will love these creamy mashed potatoes. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 453kcal


  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and cut into 1½-inch cubes
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground white pepper or black pepper
  • cups heavy cream cold
  • cups grated Parmesan cheese or Romano, Gruyere, or a mixture of the cheeses


  • Steam the potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes. Set the ricer over a large mixing bowl and press the potatoes into the bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
    3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, Kosher salt, Ground white pepper
  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and set oven to broil. Spray an 8-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Beat cream, with the electric mixer on medium speed, to stiff peaks, about 2 minutes.
    1¼ cups heavy cream
  • Using a rubber spatula, gently fold two-thirds of the cream into the riced potatoes until incorporated. Carefully spoon the potatoes into the prepared dish – avoid pressing the potatoes down – we don’t want the potatoes to deflate.
  • Fold 1¼ cups cheese into the remaining whipped cream and spread the cream/cheese mixture over the potatoes. Sprinkle the top with the remaining ¼ cup cheese.
    1½ cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • Broil until the top is golden, 1-3 minutes. Watch closely and turn the dish when needed to get an even broil.
  • Remove from the oven and allow potatoes to rest a few minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 1023mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 337mg | Iron: 2mg

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