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Cheese Potato Puff

I enjoy entertaining and always look for recipes that can be made ahead of time. I got this comforting potato recipe from my mother-in-law. It's wonderful because I can prepare it the night before. It contains basic ingredients that everyone loves like milk and cheddar cheese. -Beverly Templeton, Garner, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 12 medium potatoes, peeled (about 5 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Minced chives, optional


  • Place potatoes in a large kettle; cover with water. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook until tender. Drain; mash potatoes until smooth.
  • In a large saucepan, cook and stir the butter, cheese, milk and remaining salt until smooth. Stir into potatoes; fold in eggs. Pour into a greased 3-qt. baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. Sprinkle with chives if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 379 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • gunnarsmom
    Dec 27, 2020

    add a bit of garlic, hot sauce and more salt. It's Yum great with a ham dinner.

  • gunslinger
    Oct 29, 2020

    A delicious alternative to plain mashed potatoes. Served it with meatloaf and carrots.A great potluck dish since you can put it together ahead of time and refrigerate until time to put it in the oven.

  • sgronholz
    Apr 1, 2019

    This recipe is such a nice change of pace from regular mashed potatoes! I cut the recipe back a bit for the two of us, which worked just fine. We really enjoyed it and I'll definitely be making them again!

  • 2124arizona
    May 7, 2017

    This is even better when you whip it up until smooth in a sturdy stand mixer.

  • tptaylor13
    Oct 11, 2016

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  • Juliette0506
    Apr 15, 2014

    I would rate this delicious food five stars, but it is lacking in the cheese and salt department. I also added chives, which made it amazing. I added three teaspoons extra salt, and I plan on tripling the cheese next time

  • luigimon
    Nov 10, 2013

    Love this!!!! It's going into my 'favorites' box!

  • micheleclow
    Mar 25, 2012

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  • micheleclow
    Mar 25, 2012

    We didn't care for this too much. It wasn't awful, but not something I would make again.

  • we3ski
    Dec 25, 2011

    Great with ham for Christmas! I put in more cheese and added the chives before baking. Yum!