Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan and Mozzarella

Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan

Servings: 10
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 4 lbs yellow potatoes or russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (2 tsp)
  • 1 cup whole milk, then more as desired
  • 1 cup (2.6 oz) freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz) freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • Salt
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 13 by 9-inch baking dish.

  2. Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water until potatoes are covered by an inch or two.

  3. Bring potatoes to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until very tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 - 25 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 30 - 60 seconds to remove harsh bite, set aside.

  5. Drain potatoes, return to pot and mash well or pass through a potato ricer or food mill.

  6. Add butter mixture to potatoes along with, milk, mozzarella, 3/4 cup parmesan, and 2 Tbsp parsley. Stir and thin with a little more milk if desired and season with salt to taste.

  7. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish, spread into an even layer. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup parmesan over the top.

  8. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes, for better browning on top move closer to broiler and broil briefly (about 2 - 3 minutes.) during last few minutes of cooking.

  9. Garnish with 1/2 Tbsp parsley and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Recipe source: adapted from Food Network