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Pommes Puree with Parmesan Cheese and Fresh Chives

Pommes puree with Parmesan and Fresh Chives

Pommes Puree with Parmesan and Fresh Chives is creamy, delicious, cheesy, and mouthwatering. Prepared with fresh herbs and plenty of cheese.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Plant-Based Dishes
Cuisine French
Servings 6
Calories 396 kcal



  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter cut into tablespoons
  • 1 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream warmed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives finely chopped


  • In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes with cold water and season generously with salt. Add the thyme and garlic, bring to a simmer and cook until tender, about 40 minutes. Drain well. Let the potatoes cool, then slip off and discard the skins.
  • Using a ricer and working over a large bowl, rice the potatoes with half of the butter. Strain through a fine sieve into a large saucepan, pushing them through with a sturdy spatula. Mix the remaining butter and the heavy cream.
  • If you don’t have a ricer, use a potato masher and mash well. Soften sticks of butter and mix with mashed potato. Gradually blend with cheese and warm heavy cream until creamy. Sprinkle chives and stir to mix.
  • Season with additional salt if preferred and serve.


Adapted and updated from Food & Wine 2016, recipe Pommes Puree by Rich Torrisi and recipe by Justin Chapple.
  • Use Yukon Gold potatoes. These potatoes have a high starch content, which will give your puree a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Don't overcook the potatoes. Overcooked potatoes will be mushy and will not mash well.
  • Add the milk and butter slowly. You don't want to add too much liquid at once, or your puree will be runny.
  • Season the puree with salt and pepper to taste. You can also add other seasonings, such as garlic powder, onion powder, or herbs.
  • Use grated Fresh Parmesan Cheese for the best flavor.
  • The fresh chives are chopped finely to add a touch of freshness and brightness.
  • Seasoning the potatoes is a must. The potatoes are boiled with fresh thyme and garlic first for a fresh and savory taste. The dish is seasoned with salt and pepper to taste and butter to complete the balance of the flavors.
  • If you don't have a food mill or ricer, use a fork to finely mash the potatoes, and add plenty of milk and butter to make the potato mixture silky and smooth.
  • Pass the potatoes through a ricer or food mill for a smoother puree.
  • If you don't have Parmesan cheese, you can use any hard cheese, such as Gruyere or cheddar.
  • To make the puree ahead of time, cool it completely and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat it gently before serving.
  • Add more warm heavy cream if necessary.


Serving: 1gramsCalories: 396kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 13gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 358mgPotassium: 1020mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 782IUVitamin C: 46mgCalcium: 305mgIron: 2mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword 30 minutes meals, Comfort foods, Cream of potato, creamy, delicious, easy, Fluffy, fresh chives, garlic, holiday, Mashed potatoes, Parmesan, Pommes puree, Potato purée
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