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 25 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 14
 

Ingredients

2
teaspoons butter or margarine
8
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
1
medium yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
4
cups water
1 1/2
cups half-and-half or whole milk
6
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
pouches (4.7 oz each) roasted garlic mashed potato mix
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)

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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 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 3 In 3-quart saucepan, heat water, half-and-half and butter to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in both pouches of potatoes just until moistened. Let stand about 1 minute or until liquid is absorbed. Beat with fork until smooth.
  • 4 Spoon about 2 cups of the potatoes into casserole; top with half of the onion mixture and 3/4 cup of the cheese. Spoon another 2 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 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 3 In 3-quart saucepan, heat water, half-and-half and butter to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in both pouches of potatoes just until moistened. Let stand about 1 minute or until liquid is absorbed. Beat with fork until smooth.
  • 4 Spoon about 2 cups of the potatoes into casserole; top with half of the onion mixture and 3/4 cup of the cheese. Spoon another 2 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
200
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.