Cooking at Home - Au Gratin Potatoes

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Published Saturday, July 16, 2022

Makes: 8 servings

One serving of this creamy potato side dish will provide you with half your daily value of vitamin C, almost a quarter of your daily value of fiber, and some calcium and iron.

Ingredients

  • 6 russet potatoes (medium, 3-4 inch, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices)
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dash black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, mild shredded
  • 2 cups milk, non-fat

Directions

Quickest Method:

  1. Prepare a large casserole baking pan by coating lightly with oil or cooking oil spray.
  2. Place a layer of potatoes in pan, using approximately 1/4 of potatoes.
  3. Sprinkle layer with 1/4 cup chopped raw onion, 1/4 of the cheese, 1/2 tablespoon margarine, 1 tablespoon flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and sprinkling of black pepper.
  4. Repeat layers, making a total of 4.
  5. Meanwhile heat milk over low heat.
  6. Pour warm milk over all ingredients in casserole dish.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within two hours.

Creamiest Method:

  1. Prepare a large casserole baking pan by coating lightly with oil or cooking oil spray.
  2. Make a white sauce by melting margarine in a small pan. Stir in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted and smooth.
  4. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Place a layer of potatoes and onion in a prepared casserole pan, using approximately 1/4 of the potatoes and 1/4 cup onion.
  6. Spread with 1/2 cup of the sauce prepared in steps 2 and 3.
  7. Repeat layers, making a total of 4.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers within two hours.

Source: Favorite Recipes for Family Meals, Washington State University Extension

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe (334g)

Nutrients

Amount

Total Calories

277

Total Fat

10 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Cholesterol

23 mg

Sodium

482 mg

Carbohydrates

36 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

5 g

Added Sugars included

0 g

Protein

11 g

Vitamin D

1 mcg

Calcium

252 mg

Iron

2 mg

Potassium

823 mg

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