Cheesy Baked Mashed Potatoes

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"These are a killer recipe for mashed potatoes, it the best mashed potato side dish, I make it with a Mexican blend cheese which I think is better than cheddar, don't make this with red potatoes or you will have sticky glue-like potatoes, yuck! Recipe can be made and refrigerated 24 hours ahead before you bake it"

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (415.4 g)
  • Calories 559.3
  • Total Fat - 32.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 20.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 94.8 mg
  • Sodium - 508.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 51.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.4 g
  • Protein - 16.7 g
  • Calcium - 395.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 27.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Coat a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish with soft butter and set aside.

Step 3

Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until they are fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Drain; return the potatoes to the same pot and mash well. To the HOT mashed potatoes, mix in the half and half, 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese until completely blended.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Spoon potato mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Step 6

TOPPING: 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 24 hours ahead of time; cover and chill).

Step 7

Bake, uncovered, until the topping is golden brown, about 20 minutes or a little more if baking from out of the fridge, I've taken these cold from the fridge to holiday dinners and the host just bakes it.

Tips & Variations

  • 9x13 inch baking dish



Worked out great for us, I scaled back for 2 serves which was plenty for 3 of us, could have stretched to 4 and used only aged sharp vintage cheddar instead of parmesan as my lot call it stinky, spewy cheese and refuse to eat it but other than that I used charisma potatoes (a low fat GI potato) and for the half and half mixed low fat milk and very low fat cream cheese for a very delicious side thank you Sassy Cook, made for Alphabet Soup tag game.

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(2 Jan 2015)