Baked Purple Mash

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter, divided

3 pounds purple new potatoes, halved

3 cloves garlic, smashed

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

3/4 cup heavy cream, warmed

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded pepper jack cheese

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan, divided

1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Coat the bottom and sides of an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter. Set aside.
  3. In a large pot, add enough water to fill 3/4 of the way, and then add the potatoes, garlic and a hefty pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook until a fork is easily inserted, but the potatoes still hold their form, about 20 minutes. Strain in a colander and place back over the empty pot, allowing the remaining heat to evaporate some of the moisture from the potatoes and garlic, just a few minutes. Mash the contents of the pot well, and then add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and the heavy cream. Mash until smooth, but if you like it chunky, leave it chunky. Then stir in 1 cup pepper jack cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Spoon into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Stir together the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan, 2 tablespoons jack cheese and breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the top of the potatoes. Bake in the oven until the top is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Serve warm.