Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Light Scalloped Potatoes

I love this recipe... but what's not to love?   Cheesy, ooey, gooey potatoes....this is what dreams are made of.  AND they're lighter than the usual scalloped potatoes! Yessss.
When I first married my wonderful mister, I used to make the boxed version frequently.  Later, I decided to nix most prepackaged foods and I was thrilled to discover that the homemade version is simple and even more delicious.  The homemade version also allows control over the ingredients - I choose to use organic potatoes, because potatoes are on the "dirty dozen" list.  I use either 1%, or skim milk, which helps control some of the fat content.  I'm also able to add a variety of herbs and spices depending on the accompanying dish, or our particular tastes that day.
I like preparing this recipe in individual ramekins - instant portion control!  The potatoes can also be prepared in a shallow baking dish, they just take a bit longer to cook.
Best dishes and yummy dreams!


Lighter Scalloped Potatoes
Serves 4
3-4 medium sized organic russet potatoes (don't try to add more potatoes unless you double the liquid)
1/2 sweet onion, sliced and chopped thin
1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 tbsp. flour
1 1/4 c. milk (I use 1 %)
1 c.  shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper 
1 tsp. parsley

1.  Wash, peel, and thinly slice the potatoes.  
2.  Melt the butter in a sauce pan.  Add the sliced onion and cook until opaque.
3.  Add the flour to the butter and onions.  Stir thoroughly.  
4.  Slowly add cold milk and spices, then add the potatoes.
5.  Bring the potatoes to a boil, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
6.  Add the cheese and stir.
7.  Spray a dish, or 4 ramekins with nonstick cooking spray and pour in potato mixture.  
8.  Sprinkle with parmesan (or extra cheddar) and bake on 375 degrees until potatoes are tender (time varies depending on baking dish of choice - 15 minutes for ramekins, 25 minutes for baking dish).  

Thanks for reading, friends! xo


Mary said...

Looks like a keeper. I wish I could find low salt cheddar. I checked Trader Joe's but they had very little in the low salt cheeses.

Wendy said...

Gee Kim, this doesn't look a bit healthier than the bad boys I make. And I mean that as a compliment!

Kacey said...

This looks so good, I love the idea of individual serving dishes, so smart!

MiaB said...

Looks good. I have been looking for a good recipe on scalloped potatoes. So I'm going to try to this :) Thanks for posting. I stumbled upon your blog through blog frog and you did a good job with your blog :)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

So worth a try...I have never made them before but this lightened version looks perfect for the family!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks good, I've bookmarked it:@)

poppilinnstudios said...

Your recipe looks delicious! Perfect comfort food!

Michael Ann said...

Oh YUM! Cheesy and potatoey. LUV!

LDH said...

Hi Kim!

Stopping by for the first time and really enjoyed perusing your sweet place here. SO many lovely posts and lots of yummy recipes :)

Nice meeting you!
Kindly, Lorraine

Miz Helen said...

We just love Scalloped Potatoes and your recipe looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Mom On The Edge said...

Officially hungry!

SnoWhite said...

they look great to me!!

KB said...

Looks delish!

We'd love for you to share your recipes with us at

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Miz Helen said...

Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
Miz Helen

Vicky said...

Those look so good! I am a new GFC follower and have stumbled this post. Vicky from Mess For Less

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks really yummy! Stopping from Mom Loop!