Easy Mashed Potato Casserole

Mmm! Cheesy garlic mashed potatoes you can make ahead.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 14

2
teaspoons butter or margarine
16
medium green onions, sliced (1 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) Betty Crocker™ roasted garlic mashed potatoes
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt 2 teaspoons butter over medium-high heat. Cook onions and bell pepper in butter 2 to3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 Spoon 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.
  • 4 Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until hot.

Expert Tips

Make the potatoes up to 24 hours ahead of time, following directions through step 3, then cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Bake about 45 minutes or until hot.

Half-and-half is what makes these potatoes so rich and creamy. If you don't have it on hand, though, you can use milk for a less creamy version.

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.