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Mozzarella Mashed Potato Remix

Here's a yummy way to finish off extra mashed potatoes. The gooey cheese, creamy potatoes and golden crust blend perfectly to create spud heaven. Your family will love this mashed potato casserole!—Rosemarie Weleski, Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
  • 1-1/4 cups cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Grease a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, saute the onions, celery and pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; stir in mashed potatoes and cheese cubes. Transfer to prepared baking dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • It’s usually cheaper to buy cheese in blocks rather than already shredded. Purchase large quantities of cheddar, Monterey Jack and mozzarella, then use a food processor to shred it yourself. Store the shredded cheese in the freezer so you have it when you need it.
  • Canola oil is high in monounsaturated fat, a type that helps to decrease blood cholesterol levels, and low in saturated fat, which can increase blood cholesterol. Olive oil would also taste great in this recipe and has the same healthy-fat properties.
  • Check out 32 recipes that take mashed potatoes to the next level.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2/3 cup: 319 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 546mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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    • Jellybug
      Nov 25, 2015

      This was a hit with the men around the table. Next year I will have to double the mashed potatoes, so I have a lot of left-overs....I left out the celery and pepper and added crispy bacon.

    • HarleyGal102
      Jan 9, 2014

      I loved the idea of using leftover potatoes to make a new dish, and loved the idea of not using a lot of salt. I did how ever adjust the receipt , I took the 2 medium onions down to 1/2 a cup and only used 1-1/2 Tablespoons of Canola oil,( I used one of those green lined pans which gave me the opportunity to use less oil to sauté the vegetables. I also did add 1/4 tsp. of black pepper while sautéing. The rest I kept the same, the integration of the vegetables was great, the flavor of all took out the need for salt, but if you desired I am guessing you could add just a bit of sea salt for added flavor. In doing so I could also see where we could reduce the amount of mozzarella cheese down to 1 cup, as it was a bit to stringy for me. The over all quality of the dish is worth trying and finding what makes it work for you and your family. I also am playing around with making new ideas based off this recipe. Great Job in sending this in and Thank you to who sent this to me to try and review