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
Mozzarella Mashed Potato Remix Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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
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 mixture 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.