I got this recipe from my ex-wife's mother. People absolutely beg her to make this for family dinners and potlucks. It's so simple, she'll often just give them the recipe. The only thing bad about this recipe is there are never any leftovers. You can use as much or as little cheese as you like, but we like to cover the entire thing with a healthy layer of cheese.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 casserole
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Stir water, butter, minced onion, parsley, salt, and thyme together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in milk. Mix in potato flakes, add sour cream, and beat until fluffy. Pour potato mixture into a casserole dish and sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the top.

  • Bake until cheese is melted and bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

165 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 11.7g 4% DV; fat 11.1g 17% DV; cholesterol 30.2mg 10% DV; sodium 322.4mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2015
This is a really good side dish recipe. My family liked it a lot. It was quick, easy, and all the ingredients are readily available in our pantry. I wished I would have boiled the herbs a bit longer to soften the thyme a little more. But you're right Captain, there were no leftovers. Served 6-8 people. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/27/2018
Followed recipe and it was too dry Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2015
This is a really good side dish recipe. My family liked it a lot. It was quick, easy, and all the ingredients are readily available in our pantry. I wished I would have boiled the herbs a bit longer to soften the thyme a little more. But you're right Captain, there were no leftovers. Served 6-8 people. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2015
I really enjoyed this recipe. The potatoes were fluffy and the herbs didn't overwhelm my taste buds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2019
Was really amazing how good it was out of instant potatoes. So fast and easy!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/26/2018
Followed recipe and it was too dry Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2019
I needed something quick to take to a funeral. I had everything on hand & so easy & quick to put together. I did add crushed potato chips on the top then sprinkled some cheese on top of that. I thought it might need a little texture. They were gone fast. Thank you for sharing. I personall perfer a recipe I have with fresh potatoes but the difference is not worth the time involved. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2016
For someone that doesn't like instant mashed potatoes this turned out really well. My wife raved about these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2020
Husband loved it! Read More