Friday, July 9, 2010

Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs

Need new something to do with your regular mashed potatoes? These potatoes are relatively easy and add great flavor! You can also make them ahead and throw them in the oven right before you are ready to eat! My husband looked at the potatoes and said, "Those look good but i know i am not going to like them!" Great, i though to myself... here we go again (he is a hard person to please when it comes to food!). But surprise, surprise... he loved them!!


Peel and and cut potatoes into about 1-inch pieces.

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 butter.

Mix in the mozzarella and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Coat a baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter. Transfer the potatoes to the dish.

If you do not have bread crumbs on hand, go ahead and make your own. Just throw a piece of bread in a mini chopper or food processor and there you have it!!

Easy as pie!!!

In a small bowl, stir the bread crumbs and remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan.

Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the mashed potatoes. Great thing is the recipe can be prepared up to this point hours ahead of time; cover and chill. Or bake, uncovered, until the topping is golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Ready to eat... Potatoes were delicious and went great with a grilled steak!!!


**Recipe adapted from Giada De Lauretiis


  1. This look really yummy! I wish I were eating these potatoes tonight instead of baked potatoes. Thanks for the recipe! I think they will be a hit with my family. Joni

  2. These potatoes look delish!! The steak looks awfully good too;) lol

  3. Yum! Love those potatoes! This dish looks delicious for sure!

  4. Wonderful way to dress up mashed potatoes! These look so good!

  5. This potato dish looks fairly easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love to shake up my potatoes. Thanks for the new recipe!

  7. it seems to be a very tasty and nutritious recipe, potatoes in any form are loved by everyone and combined with a little cheese and salt and pepper, they make a yummy dish

  8. Your recipe looks so delicious your husband couldn't help but love it! I am making this the next time my husband asks for potatoes.

  9. oh wow, those look incredible!

  10. My son loves anything potatoes this will be perfect for him.