Casseroles are large meals that are designed to feed many people or for leftovers. This casserole is filling and flavorful. If you choose not to add a veggie, you should serve it with a side of veggies. The onion and ham go very well together, and the butter brings new flavor to the mashed potatoes. This meal is heavy, so it’s not as healthy as a salad, but if you need a filling meal this will do. You can also substituted out the ham for whatever meat you have, and you can add other veggies and/ spices to your taste.
- Dice up 1 medium onion (about 1 – 1.5 cups), and dice 2-4 slices of ham (about 2 cups). Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Melt in 4 Tbsp butter, add your diced ham and onion and stir regularly. Heat oven to 350 F.
- Prepare instant mashed potatoes as directed on package (microwave or stove top, you may also choose to make homemade). You will need about 4 cups of prepared mashed potatoes.
- Place the potatoes, onion, ham, and butter into a 9×11 baking dish. Mix until everything is evenly distributed, pack it down into the pan, and top with shredded cheese (about 3-4 oz). Bake in the oven for 30 minutes uncovered. Let sit at least 10 minutes before serving.