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Tex-Mex Four-Cheese Potato Casserole


  • 1 (2-pound) package refrigerated mashed potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 cup shredded 4-cheese Mexican-blend cheese
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic


  1. Place the top oven rack about 5 inches way from the broiler element, and turn the broiler on high.
  2. Spoon the mashed potatoes into a microwave-safe, 2-quart casserole dish. Dot the potatoes with the butter.
  3. Sprinkle the chili powder over the potatoes.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cheese over the potatoes.
  5. Cover the casserole with plastic wrap, and cut 2 small holes in the wrap for ventilation.
  6. Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes.
  7. Remove the plastic wrap, and stir in the garlic.
  8. Re-cover the dish, and microwave for 2 more minutes, or until completely heated through.
  9. Remove the dish from the microwave, discard the plastic wrap, and sprinkle on the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese.
  10. Place the casserole under the hot broiler for about 2 minutes, or until cheese melts and begins to turn golden.
  11. Serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings

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