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Baked Mashed Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese and Breadcrumbs

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“I saw this on Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis. So, I tried it out, and oh my goodness! The potatoes were so good, even before baking them, that my boyfriend and I were licking the spoon like it was cake batter. The cheeses really are what make this a winner.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Coat a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter and set aside.
  3. Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until they are very tender, about 15 minutes.
  4. Drain; return the potatoes to the same pot and mash well.
  5. Mix in the milk and melted butter.
  6. Mix in the mozzarella and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan.
  7. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  8. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking dish.
  9. Stir the bread crumbs and remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan in a small bowl to blend.
  10. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the mashed potatoes.
  11. ***Recipe can be prepared up to this point 6 hours ahead of time; cover and chill.***
  12. Bake, uncovered, until the topping is golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  13. The recipe said 6-8 servings, but it seemed to make so much more.

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