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Cheese Potato Puff Recipe

Cheese Potato Puff Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. Place potatoes in a large kettle; cover with water. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook until tender. Drain; mash potatoes until smooth.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. Sprinkle with chives if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional 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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2124arizona User ID: 845443 265674
Reviewed May. 7, 2017

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

Juliette0506 User ID: 7763888 5894
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1692040 6417
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

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

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 10476
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2012

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

we3ski User ID: 2663337 5892
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

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

Fkysar User ID: 6197099 7704
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"I love being able to pre prepare this dish and cook it later."

howdu User ID: 1170706 7196
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"My family enjoys this recipe because it tastes like mashed potatoes and I like it because I can make it ahead. It's comfort food at its best. I also halved the recipe."

laura70 User ID: 10385 199820
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"Potatoes for a crowd. The cheese is a nice variation on regular mashed potatoes. I like it with the chives."

DMoffat704 User ID: 3647311 4251
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"This makes a great pot luck casserole or just for a family Sunday dinner..if it's a special occasion, I crumble several pieces of crisp cooked bacon and add some extra shredded cheese to the top during the last 10 mins of cooking..makes it extra special!"

lorlor117 User ID: 3623902 5890
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"the recipe needs more flavor it tasted the same as a box recipe. I would try to add chives!"

jlw21_1783 User ID: 4740800 7278
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"So easy and yummy. Going to use a sharper cheese next time. I halved the recipe too as it was HUGE."

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