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
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup hot water
1/4
cup milk
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/3
cups Betty Crocker™ Potato Buds™ mashed potatoes (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.

Expert Tips

Serve these potatoes with sliced ham, and with greens tossed with mandarin oranges and vinaigrette dressing.

To crush crackers, place in food-storage plastic bag; crush with rolling pin.

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.