Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs
- prep time20 min
- total time 55 min
- serves 6 - 8
A scrumptious, worry-free side that pairs well with turkey or another lean protein.
1 Tbsp butter
4 lb(s) russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup whole milk
½ cup butter, melted
1 ½ cups grated mozzarella
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp plain dry bread crumbs
1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Coat a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter and set aside.
2. Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until they are very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; return the potatoes to the same pot and mash well. Mix in the milk and melted butter. Mix in the mozzarella and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking dish. Stir the bread crumbs and remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the mashed potatoes. Recipe can be prepared up to this point 6 hours ahead of time; cover and chill.
3. Bake, uncovered, until the topping is golden brown, about 20 minutes.