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Potato Puff

 Potato Puff
This wonderfully rich potato casserole complements a variety of main courses. I've shared the recipe with so many people, I can almost recite it by heart!
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain and mash.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks, milk, salt, basil and pepper.
  • Gradually stir into mashed potatoes. Fold in 1 cup cheese. In a
  • small bowl, beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form;
  • fold into potato mixture.
  • Spoon into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining
  • cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a
  • thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 225 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 378 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.