If you're looking ahead to the holidays (am I the only one who is SO ready for Christmas?), this would be a delicious, quick side dish that could be easily doubled for a crowd.
Shortcut Parmesan & Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
1 (7.2 oz) box roasted garlic instant mashed potatoes (it contains 2 pouches--use both)
2 1/2 cups hot water
1 1/3 cups milk
4 Tbsp butter
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp plain dry bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 400; spray a 9"x13" dish with cooking spray, and set aside.
In a large, microwave-safe bowl, stir water, milk, butter, and both pouches of potatoes until moistened. Cover loosely and microwave for 2-3 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir in mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
Spread potatoes in prepared dish. In a small bowl, combine remaining half cup of Parmesan cheese and 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture on top of the potatoes, and bake uncovered until topping is golden-brown, about 20 minutes. Serves 6-8.