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Mozzarella Mashed Potato Remix

Here's a yummy way to finish off extra mashed potatoes. The gooey cheese, creamy potatoes and golden crust blend perfectly to create spud heaven. Your family will love this mashed potato casserole!—Rosemarie Weleski, Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
  • 1-1/4 cups cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Grease a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, saute the onions, celery and pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; stir in mashed potatoes and cheese cubes. Transfer to prepared baking dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • It’s usually cheaper to buy cheese in blocks rather than already shredded. Purchase large quantities of cheddar, Monterey Jack and mozzarella, then use a food processor to shred it yourself. Store the shredded cheese in the freezer so you have it when you need it.
  • Canola oil is high in monounsaturated fat, a type that helps to decrease blood cholesterol levels, and low in saturated fat, which can increase blood cholesterol. Olive oil would also taste great in this recipe and has the same healthy-fat properties.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    2/3 cup: 319 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 546mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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