Mashed Potatoes with two kinds of cheese! For this recipe potatoes are boiled and mashed then you toss in parmesan and mozzarella cheese and bake them until they're deliciously golden and fluffy. These are perfect for holiday parties and a fun change from the traditional mashed potatoes.
Ready in: 55minutes
4lbsyellow potatoes or russet potatoes,peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/2cupunsalted butter,cut into 4 pieces
2garlic cloves,minced (2 tsp)
1 cupwhole milk,then more as desired
1 cup (2.6 oz)freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2cups (6 oz)freshly grated mozzarella cheese
2 1/2Tbspchopped fresh parsley(optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 13 by 9-inch baking dish.
Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water until potatoes are covered by an inch or two.
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.
Meanwhile melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 30 - 60 seconds to remove harsh bite, set aside.
Drain potatoes, return to pot and mash well or pass through a potato ricer or food mill.
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.
Pour mixture into prepared baking dish, spread into an even layer. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup parmesan over the top.
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.