Easy Pierogi Casserole
9 lasagna noodles, uncooked
4 cups hot mashed potatoes
1/2 cup Herb & Garlic cream cheese spread
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup Bacon Bits, divided
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1. Heat oven to 375ºF.
2. Cook noodles as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, combine mashed potatoes, cream cheese spread, onions, 2/3 cup bacon and 1 cup Cheddar cheese.
3. Place 3 noodles in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with 1/3 of the potato mixture. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining bacon and Cheddar; cover.
4. Bake 30 min. or until heated through. Uncover; bake 3 to 5 min. or until cheese is lightly browned. Let stand 10 min. before cutting to serve.
Options: For a change of pace, substitute cottage cheese for the mashed potatoes.