Giada's Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs

From the kitchen of SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl

Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until they are very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, return potatoes to the same pot and mash well. Mix in the milk and melted butter. Mix in the mozzarella and 3/4 of the Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.


Preheat oven to 400°. Coat a 13x9 inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking dish. Stir the bread crumbs and remaining Parmesan in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the mashed potatoes.

Bake, uncovered, until the topping is golden brown, about 20 minutes.

*Note: This recipe can be prepared up to 6 hours ahead of time, up to the point right before you bake it. Cover and chill.