Cheesy-Topped Mashed Potato Casserole

Whip up this easy potato side dish in no time, with instant mashed potatoes, cheese, and a no-fuss crunchy cracker topping.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup hot water
1/4
cup milk
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/3
cups plain mashed potato mix (dry)
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives, if desired
1/2
cup bite-size cheese crackers
1/4
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (1 oz)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In ungreased 1-quart casserole, mix hot water, milk, 2 tablespoons butter and the mashed potato mix. Cover with plastic wrap, turning back one side to vent steam. Microwave on High 2 to 4 minutes or until moistened.
  • 2 Whip potatoes with fork until fluffy; stir in chives. Smooth top of potato mixture with rubber spatula.
  • 3 Crush crackers. In small bowl, mix crushed crackers, cheese and 2 tablespoons melted butter; sprinkle over top of potatoes.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are hot and topping is crisp.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    260
    (
    Calories from Fat
    150),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    16g
    16%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    230mg
    230%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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