Baked Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Baked Parmesan Mashed Potatoes in a white baking dish.

Baked Parmesan Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Baked Parmesan Mashed Potatoes Recipe a delectable, easy-to-make side dish that’s perfect for vegetarians and the whole family.

This recipe combines the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes with a tantalizing golden-brown Parmesan crust, creating a burst of flavor in every bite.

With its simple preparation and wholesome ingredients, these potatoes are an ideal addition to any meal.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, celebrating a special occasion, or simply looking for a comforting family dinner, these potatoes deliver on taste and convenience.

The fluffy mashed potatoes are enriched with melted mozzarella and savory Parmesan, lending a delightful cheesiness to the dish.

The crispy Parmesan topping adds a satisfying crunch, elevating the overall texture and creating a visually appealing presentation.

Not only is this side dish a crowd-pleaser, but it’s also incredibly versatile. Pair it with roasted vegetables, grilled meats, or even enjoy it as a standalone comfort food. The combination of flavors and textures will leave your taste buds craving for more.

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Baked Parmesan Mashed Potatoes in a white ceramic baking dish with a spoon in the background.

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Can I make Baked Parmesan Mashed Potatoes ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the mashed potatoes in advance and refrigerate them. Just add the Parmesan topping right before baking.

Can I use different types of cheese?

While mozzarella and Parmesan work wonderfully, you can experiment with other cheese varieties like cheddar or Gruyere for a unique twist.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

It’s not recommended to freeze the dish as the texture of the mashed potatoes may change upon thawing.

Can I substitute regular potatoes with sweet potatoes?

Absolutely! Feel free to use sweet potatoes instead for a delightful sweet and savory combination.

Baked Parmesan Mashed Potatoes in a white baking dish.

Baked Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Nesting Lane Indulge
This easy vegetarian side dish recipe features creamy mashed potatoes with a golden brown Parmesan topping. A simple and delicious addition to any meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 lbs russet potatoes peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Grease a baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter.
  • Boil the potatoes in a big pot of salted water until they become very soft. It takes about 15 minutes.
  • Drain the water from the potatoes and put them back in the pot.
  • Mash the potatoes until they become smooth.
  • Add milk and melted butter to the mashed potatoes.
  • Mix in the mozzarella and 3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer the mashed potatoes to the greased baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.
  • Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the mashed potatoes.
  • Bake the dish without covering it until the topping turns golden brown. It usually takes about 20 minutes.


Calories: 575.2kcalCarbohydrates: 57.8gProtein: 20.5gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18.4gCholesterol: 86.6mgSodium: 634.5mgFiber: 6.8gSugar: 5g
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