Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs

For some people food is something they think about when they are hungry.. For me.. Food is something that's constantly in my mind..

Prep 20 min  Cook 35 min   Ready 55 min
Ingredients :
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 lb russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 salt
  • 2 tbsp plain, dry bread crumbs
  • 1 black pepper, freshly ground

1-Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 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.


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