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Hello, I’m Elaina, the proud owner of Flavour Food And Wine. Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a luxurious and indulgent recipe that will elevate your culinary experience – Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes. This dish is a decadent twist on the classic mashed potatoes, incorporating the rich, earthy flavors of black truffles. It’s a perfect side dish for special occasions or when you simply want to treat yourself to something extraordinary. So, let’s dive into the world of gourmet cooking with this exquisite Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes recipe.

Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes recipe

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Black truffle mashed potatoes

People, I have tried truffles! Well to be more precise, Black Truffle Oil and Truffle Salt [which has rumours to not actually have proper truffles...but I digress]. I will admit that this was my first time -ever- smelling, tasting, & cooking with truffle oil & salt. What an experience! It’s really rather hard to describe my feeling towards truffles. As the gourmet food lover that I am, I suppose you’re thinking…“she’ll love it and praise it and never eat anything else ever again”!
Well, my dear friends, I’m going to be honest. I truly don’t know how I feel about truffles yet. At first whiff, I was turned off, but then I wanted to smell again. It was like a train wreck. I can’t look but can’t look away! Yes, I just compared truffles to train wrecks. Oh dear… ok, let’s try this again before the foodists of the world [along with the entire population of France] hunts me down. I really didn’t hate the smell nor the taste, I just found them to be rather pungent and unusual. And quite frankly, I kept going back for more. I do believe I have a certain appreciation for them but it might take some recipe testing to get the best  out of them.
For our first attempt at using truffles in a dish, we decided upon Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes. Our first batch I do believe had too much oil and salt, but when it came to our second batch [the one used at our Gourmet Club's Parisian Christmas dinner - to be posted soon], we used a more subtle amount and they were much more enjoyable.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 2 people
Calories 360 kcal


  • 1 pot
  • 1 knob


  • 4 lbs yukon gold potatoes medium to small in size, peeled
  • knob of butter
  • black truffle oil drizzle
  • truffle salt pinch


  • Simply boil the peeled potatoes for 20 minutes.
  • Remove and drain.
  • Chop into smaller chunks and place into a ricer or food mill and puree.
  • Gently stir in a knob of butter and drizzle 1/8 teaspoon of black truffle oil.
  • Add a pinch of truffle salt and gently stir again to blend well.
  • Serve and enjoy!



Before I share the recipe with you, I just wanted to share a few facts that I’ve learned about our dear friend. The truffle is actually the fruiting body of an underground mushroom, and can be found within the leaf litter and the soil around certain types of trees. They are highly acclaimed in the culinary world and often referred to as “the diamond of the kitchen”. Being one of the most expensive edible delights, the costs will knock your socks off…ranging all the way up to €1,000 per kilo! Ouch! [Hence the truffle oil & salt in my house].  If you’re wondering, yes, I will be cooking with truffle oil & salt again…and perhaps shaved truffles one day!
Keyword black truffle oil, potatoes, truffle salt

About Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes

Truffle Mashed Potatoes • You Say Potatoes

Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes is a luxurious take on the traditional mashed potatoes. Originating from French cuisine, this dish incorporates the rich, earthy flavor of black truffles, a highly prized ingredient known for its unique aroma and taste. The combination of creamy mashed potatoes and black truffles creates a gastronomic delight that is both comforting and sophisticated.

Cooking Tips

  • Use starchy potatoes like Russets or Yukon Golds for the creamiest texture.
  • Fresh black truffles are ideal for this recipe to get the most flavor. However, truffle oil or preserved truffles can be used as alternatives.
  • For the best results, mash the potatoes while they’re still hot.
  • Add warmed milk or cream to the potatoes for a smoother consistency.
  • Don’t over-mash the potatoes as it can make them gluey.

Serving Suggestions

truffle mashed potatoes (buttery and creamy!) | With Spice

Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes makes an excellent side dish for meat-based main courses such as steak or roast chicken. It can also be served alongside grilled vegetables for a vegetarian meal. A glass of full-bodied red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot pairs well with the rich flavors of this dish.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I use white truffles instead of black truffles? A: Yes, you can use white truffles, but they have a different flavor profile. White truffles are more garlicky and intense than black truffles.

Q: What if I don’t have fresh truffles? A: If fresh truffles are not available, you can use truffle oil or preserved truffles. However, the flavor may not be as pronounced as with fresh truffles.

Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes is a dish that exudes elegance and indulgence. Its unique combination of simple comfort food with a gourmet ingredient makes it a standout in any meal. By following the provided cooking tips and serving suggestions, you can create a memorable culinary experience right at home. Remember, cooking is about exploration and enjoyment, so feel free to make adjustments according to your preference. Happy cooking!

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