Smooth, creamy and delicious, this easy-to-make mashed potato side goes great with any meat main dish!
2 cups water
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
3/4 cup milk
1-1/2 cups instant mashed potato flakes or buds
1 (10-3/4 oz) can condensed cheddar cheese soup
1/3 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup French-fried onions*
1. In a 2-quart saucepan over high heat, bring water and butter or margarine to a boil; remove from the heat. Stir in the milk; slowly stir in the potato flakes or buds.
2. Add the soup, sour cream, minced onion, salt and pepper to the potato mixture; stir to blend. Transfer mixture to a 1-1/2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with the French-fried onions.
3. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and onions are golden brown.
* You may omit the French-fried onions, if desired.