Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes Italian Style

Since Turkey day is next week I thought I’d share the dish I will be bringing to the MIL’s house. I found this recipe from Giada De Laurentiis years ago and have tweeked it a bit but is pretty much the same. Gotta love Giada πŸ™‚ This recipe is in no way healthy but on the holidays I’ll make an exception! What are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes?? I’d love you to share if you’re willing!

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Baked Mashed Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese and Breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon butter
4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 3/4 cups grated mozzarella
1 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons Panko style bread crumbs
2 tablespoons Italian seasoned bread crumbs

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Coat a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter and set aside.
Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until they are very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; return the potatoes to the same pot and mash well.
Mix in the milk and melted butter.
Mix in the mozzarella and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan.
Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking dish. Stir the bread crumbs and remaining Parmesan in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the mashed potatoes.
Recipe can be prepared up to this point 6 hours ahead of time; cover and chill.
Bake, uncovered, until the topping is golden brown, about 20 minutes.

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