Aligot (French Mashed Potatoes)


This creamy mashed potato recipe (aligot) is made with creme fraiche, cheese, and garlic-butter.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons creme fraiche

  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and mash.

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet over low heat and cook garlic until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and butter to the mashed potatoes. Stir in until well combined.

  3. Add creme fraiche and mix until well combined. Mashed potatoes should still be hot. If mashed potatoes have gotten too cold, quickly heat them over low heat on the stove. Mix in cheese until melted and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

304 Calories
18g Fat
27g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 30mg 151%
Calcium 188mg 14%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 666mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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