Everybody is a fan of mashed potatoes, and the cheesy mashed potato casserole is the best of them. The cheesiness and the crunchiness combined make for a great side dish for every dinner. Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole is a brilliant dish for all the mashed potato lovers out there. It enhances the dish by adding some delicious twists to it and makes it all the tastier—an excellent potato dish for all the potato lovers out there for sure. If you follow this recipe, you will make enough mashed potato casseroles for eight people.
To make this delicious cheesy mashed potato casserole, you will need some key ingredients such as milk, instant mashed potatoes, cheese, and bell pepper. You will also need some green onions and hot water to finish the dish. To make this delicious cheesy mashed potato casserole, you first have to sauté the bell paper and green onions in butter for about five minutes. You have to put water, milk, and butter in a pan and boil it, then add the potato mixture with the seasonings, mix well and remove from heat. Beat it well to make the potatoes fluffy and smooth. Now you have to layer the potatoes, onion mixture, and cheese in an oiled casserole dish. The first layer is the potatoes, then the onions, then the cheese, then again potatoes, onions, potatoes, and finally, the rest of the cheese’s sprinkle. Bake for thirty minutes to make the potatoes piping hot and the cheese bubbly and creamy. Enjoy it hot from the oven.
Ingredients For Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tsp. unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup sliced green onions
- 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
- 3 cups hot water
- 1 cup whole milk
- 7 oz. box roasted garlic instant mashed potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Step By Step Directions: Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole
1 You can use almost any instant mashed potato for this recipe. My family loves the Betty Crocker brand. This recipe requires two pouches of instant mashed potatoes.
2 Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. In a skillet over medium heat, add 2 teaspoons butter, green onions, and yellow bell pepper. Saute for 5 minutes or until they are tender.
3 In a saucepan over medium heat, add the water, milk, and 1/4 cup butter. Bring the water to a boil and stir in both pouches of the potatoes along with the seasonings. Stir until combined. Remove the pan from the heat and beat with a fork until smooth and fluffy.
4 Spread 1 1/3 cups of mashed potatoes in the bottom of the casserole dish. Spread half the green onion mixture over the mashed potatoes. Sprinkle 3/4 cup cheddar cheese over the potatoes—Spread 1 1/3 cups of mashed potatoes over the top. Spread the remaining green onions over the potatoes. Spread the remaining potatoes over the top. Sprinkle 3/4 cup cheddar cheese over the top.
5 Bake for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are hot and the cheese bubbly. Remove the dish from the oven and serve.
And there you have it, an easy yet delicious cheesy mashed potato casserole recipe for you to enjoy anytime you want mashed potatoes for dinner. Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole is an excellent yet fresh recipe that will make you popular among everybody in the family, and they will enjoy dinner very much. Let us know what you think about this dish, and if you do make it, all feedback is welcome.