Au Gratin Potatoes

A slimmed up version of a classic. This uses flour-thickened low-fat milk combined with a modest amount of tangy sharp Cheddar for one third the fat of a regular serving.

Website credited with original recipe: www.eatingwell.com

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 small onion, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cups low-fat milk, divided
  • 1⅓ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • ½ cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

  • Active 45 m

  • Ready In 1 h 30 m

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, until barely tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain, cool and slip off skins.
  3. Coarsely shred the potatoes in a food processor or with the large-holed side of a box grater.
  4. Place onion, garlic, flour, salt, dry mustard, cayenne and black pepper in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add ½ cup milk and process until smooth. Scrape into a medium saucepan and add the remaining 2½ cups milk. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly. Simmer, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup Cheddar until melted.
  5. Combine the potatoes and the cheese sauce. Transfer to the prepared pan. Combine the remaining ⅓ cup cheese, breadcrumbs and oil in a small bowl and mix with your fingers. Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the potato mixture.
  6. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden brown and bubbling, about 20 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 5; cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

 

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
calories 203
Total Fat 1 g 2 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 6 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 9 mg 3 %
Sodium 533 mg 22 %
Potassium 934 mg 27 %
Total Carbohydrate 38 g 13 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 12 %
Sugars 7 g
Protein 8 g 16 %
Vitamin A 6 %
Vitamin C 24 %
Calcium 15 %
Iron 5 %