Vegetarian Recipes

Chef Noel Cunningham Cheesy Baked Mash Potatoes

“This baked, mash potatoes with its creamy, cheesy middle and perfect crunchy top will have you singing and swooning ’cause comfort food has never tasted so good!”Chef Noel Cunningham, Cuisine by Noel

(Makes 6 to 8 servings)

2 lb. Yukon potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 Tbsp. butter

1/2 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp. Panko breadcrumbs/ dry breadcrumbs

1 tsp. dried parsley


(Special Equipment)

13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter and set aside.

Cook the potatoes in a large pot of salted, boiling water until they are very tender, about 20 minutes. Once cooked, drain out the water and mash potatoes in the same pot. Mash well then mix in the cream, parsley, and butter. Add the mozzarella and 1 teaspoon of the parmesan cheese.

Transfer the mashed potatoes to the prepared baking dish. Combine the bread crumbs and remaining parmesan cheese in a small bowl, making sure to blend well. Sprinkle bread crumbs mixture over the mashed potatoes. This 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 15 minutes.

Substitute note: sweet potatoes can be used instead of Yukon potatoes.

About the author

Chef Noel Cunningham

Chef Noel Cunningham, socially known as Chef Cunny, is the dynamic force behind his catering company, Cuisine by Noel and columnist at cooking sense magazine. His philosophy and passion are reflected in his move towards creating healthier cuisine along with showcasing Jamaican cuisine with a modern twist.

He recently appeared twice on CTV Winnipeg’s Morning Live, Kiss102.3fm, and was featured in the November 2015 and March 2016 issue of Jamaican Eats magazine. In the last 12 months, he was also featured in the Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica Observer and the Jamaican magazine. If that isn’t enough, he has under his belt many television appearances on Jamaica’s CVM TV: Television Jamaica’s morning program Smile Jamaica, Entertainment Report, Intense, Nyammings cooking show and Talk Jamaica Online Radio.