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Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 14 servings
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This cheesy mashed potato casserole provides a delicious accompaniment to any meal - a perfect side dish.

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)

Steps

  • 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

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
490mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
0g
0%
Protein
5g
5%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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