Oh my gosh, this is the cheapest, quickest and tastiest main dish ever. We have this at least once a week. I like to brown my ham in butter before adding to casserole. It just makes the ham a little crisp. You will not be disappointed.
Combine water, salt, butter, garlic powder and parsley flakes and heat to a boil.
Remove from heat.
Add cold milk.
Stir instant potato flakes gently and stir until smooth.
Pour instant potatoes into well greased casserole dish.
Top potatoes with Virginia Baked Deli Ham (I like to brown my ham in butter in a skillet before adding to casserole; just makes ham crisp. I only do this if I have time. Just as good without browning the ham -- ).
Top Ham with shredded cheese.
Broil 4-6 inches from heat for 60 seconds or until golden brown.