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Creme fraiche mashed potatoes recipe is creamy, tangy, and delicious!

Créme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

Adding créme fraiche to mashed potatoes transforms the already wonderful buttery side item!
Course Side Dish, Side Items, sides, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 6 oz créme fraiche see note below for an easy sub
  • 12 Tbsp butter or butter to your taste
  • 1 tsp salt or salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream


  • Peel and dice the potatoes.  Keep a bit of the skin on if you like rustic mashed potatoes.
  • Add the potatoes to a large pot of cold salted water.  Bring to a boil, and simmer uncovered until the potatoes are fork tender.  Drain the potatoes in a colander.
  • In a large bowl, add butter, créme fraiche, heavy cream, and salt to the potatoes and mix with a hand mixer until creamy.  Adjust the salt to taste.  If you like extra butter, I won't judge you :-)


Learn an easy way to keep mashed potatoes warm.
If you can't find créme fraiche, use 5 oz. of cream cheese mixed with 1/4 cup greek yogurt.  Greek yogurt has less moisture and a more tangy flavor than regular yogurt.