Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Poughkeepsie, New York

Cheesy Peas and Potato Casserole

This hearty side dish casserole is also delicious made with chopped cooked asparagus or broccoli florets in place of the peas.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
(9-oz.) pkg. Green Giant® Frozen Baby Sweet Peas
1 1/2 cups water
3
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
(1.5-oz.) pkg. four-cheese Toscana sauce mix
1
cup milk
2
cups Hungry Jack® Mashed Potato Flakes
1/4
cup grated Parmesan and Romano cheese blend
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

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  • 1 Cook peas as directed on package. Drain; keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine water, butter and sauce mix; stir to mix. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add milk. Remove from heat. Add potato flakes; with fork, beat well until potatoes are of desired consistency.*
  • 3 In ungreased 9x5-inch (1 1/2-quart) glass baking dish or 1 1/2-quart microwave-safe casserole, layer half of potatoes. Top with peas, Parmesan and Romano cheese blend and remaining half of potatoes. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Microwave on HIGH for 2 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 1 Cook peas as directed on package. Drain; keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine water, butter and sauce mix; stir to mix. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add milk. Remove from heat. Add potato flakes; with fork, beat well until potatoes are of desired consistency.*
  • 3 In ungreased 9x5-inch (1 1/2-quart) glass baking dish or 1 1/2-quart microwave-safe casserole, layer half of potatoes. Top with peas, Parmesan and Romano cheese blend and remaining half of potatoes. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Microwave on HIGH for 2 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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*For stiffer potatoes, stir in a few more potato flakes. For creamier potatoes, stir in a little more milk.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2/3 Cup
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
790mg
790%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.