Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

This cheesy mashed potato casserole provides a delicious accompaniment to any meal - a perfect side dish.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

2
teaspoons butter or margarine
8
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
1
medium yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
3
cups hot water
1
cup half-and-half or whole milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1
box (7.2 oz) roasted garlic mashed potato mix (2 pouches)
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)

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LOCATION

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt 2 teaspoons butter over medium-high heat. Cook onions and bell pepper in butter 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 3 In 2-quart saucepan, heat water, half-and-half and 1/4 cup butter to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in both pouches of potatoes and seasoning just until moistened. Let stand about 1 minute or until liquid is absorbed. Beat with fork until smooth.
  • 4 Spoon 1 1/3 cups of the potatoes into casserole; top with half of the onion mixture and 3/4 cup of the cheese. Spoon another 1 1/3 cups potatoes over cheese; carefully spread to cover. Sprinkle evenly with remaining onion mixture. Top with remaining potatoes; carefully spread to cover. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese.
  • 5 Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until hot.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt 2 teaspoons butter over medium-high heat. Cook onions and bell pepper in butter 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 3 In 2-quart saucepan, heat water, half-and-half and 1/4 cup butter to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in both pouches of potatoes and seasoning just until moistened. Let stand about 1 minute or until liquid is absorbed. Beat with fork until smooth.
  • 4 Spoon 1 1/3 cups of the potatoes into casserole; top with half of the onion mixture and 3/4 cup of the cheese. Spoon another 1 1/3 cups potatoes over cheese; carefully spread to cover. Sprinkle evenly with remaining onion mixture. Top with remaining potatoes; carefully spread to cover. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese.
  • 5 Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until hot.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Make this casserole up to 24 hours ahead of time; cover and refrigerate. You'll need to increase the bake time by about 15 minutes.

Substitute Colby or Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend for the Cheddar, if you like.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
296
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
),
Sodium
749mg
749%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.