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truffle potato recipe

Purple Truffle Mashed Potatoes

These bright and beautiful purple potatoes are the perfect way to add a pop of color, while adding savory deliciousness with the truffle oil!
Course Dinner, Side, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 pounds purple potatoes (sometimes they are purple on the outside and not on the inside, so make sure they are purple on the inside too!)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp truffle oil (extra if you want)
  • 1/3 cup milk (any kind is fine, whole, skim, almond...)
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Fill a large stock pot with water (enough to cover the potatoes well).
  • Peel about 1/3 of the potatoes and discard their skin (optional). For the rest of the potatoes, wash and scrub them until clean. Quarter all of the potatoes.
  • Once water is boiling, add the potatoes to the pot and boil until a fork easily goes through the potato, about 20 minutes. Drain them and add them back to the same pot.
  • Mash the potatoes using a hand held masher. Their skins should easily dissolve and mash into the rest of the potatoes.
  • Now toss in the butter, milk, salt and truffle oil. Stir to combine and melt the butter. Serve immediately, or refrigerate overnight in a tupperware container and re-heat in the oven or microwave tomorrow!
Keyword creamy, easy, mashed, potatoes, Purple, quick, thanksgiving, truffle, truffled