Low-Fat Scalloped Potatoes

Yield:
6-8 servings
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the dish
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup low-fat milk (1%), at room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup grated gruyere cheese
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a 3-quart baking dish. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add the potatoes and cook until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot.

Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon to make a paste. Cook, stirring, until the paste puffs slightly, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in both milks and simmer, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and the nutmeg. Pour the sauce over the potatoes and gently toss to coat.

Transfer the potato mixture to the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the gruyere. Bake until heated through, about 10 minutes. Switch the oven to the broiler setting and broil the potatoes until browned on top, about 5 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Per serving: Calories 290; Fat 7 g (Saturated 4 g); Cholesterol 22 mg; Sodium 546 mg; Carbohydrate 46 g; Fiber 3 g; Protein 10 g

Photograph by Andrew Mccaul


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My roux needed more flour (my bad?). I ate a serving, added more salt and pepper, broiled 5 minutes more. Added fresh green peppers, chives. Broiled again. With these changes, it's very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You can substitute the gruyere cheese with swiss cheese item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is awesome!! I added shredded cheese to the milk mixture as well as on top. A big hit with us!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Our family loved these just as much as regular scalloped potatoes. I thought they were very flavorful. My only recommendation is to cook the potatoes in the boiling water a little less - maybe about 5 or 6 minutes until they just soften. I cooked them 8 minutes, and they were too tender and falling apart when I gently mixed them with the cream sauce. I LOVE that these are so much healthier than regular scalloped potatoes and that they cook a lot quicker! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were just awful, flavorless and a complete waste of time. I was mortified that I served these to a guest. item not reviewed by moderator and published
we liked it and my husband is a very picky eater! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so delish!! The only thing I will say is that I halved the recipe (because there are only 3 of us and the potatoes did not need to boil for 8 minutes. They fell apart, unfortunately. Next time, I will boil them a little less so they stay in tact. These were SO good!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It wasn't out of this world good but it wasn't a trash can dish item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and yummy! I added sauteed onions and carrots. I didnt have nutmeg so I had to go without... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made them last night and they were perfect and delicious! My husband had 3 helpings.......best part is they were so easy to make! Not one bad thing to say about this recipe! I will say if you like a little more "spice" you may want to add more but I eat all my food on the "plain" side, so these were prefect for me. My husband likes more "spice " in his food, but he loved these potatoes they way I made them.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
great food item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love scallpoed potatos...i made them for mothers day to show my mom how much I love her because those are her favorIte item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were very good and a healthier alternative to regular potatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
im a new cook and i'm definatly gonna try this based on all the reviews i should totally make this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe says to cook the potatoes until they are just tender (8-10 mins). I waited for the water to boil, cooked them longer than 10 mins and still after baking in the oven the potatoes were too firm. I even sliced them thin with a mandolin slicer. I would advise boiling the potatoes longer and cooking in the oven on 400. Additionally the flavor was a bit bland even for being low-fat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was nervous making this recipe because I've never had Gruyere cheese but it came out pretty good. I think using onions, a little parmesean cheese and garnishing with chives would make this even better. It was a quick and easy recipe nontheless! item not reviewed by moderator and published
omg! I just finished making it! It was amazing and very easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
fun item not reviewed by moderator and published
Me family loved it! I doubled the recipe, added ham and sauteed onions. Definitely a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
To me, this is the perfect scalloped potatoes recipe. I had a little fresh garlic butter leftover that I was using for bread, so I used that. Then I added an equal amount of extra-sharp cheddar to the gruyere and substituted 2% milk - as that's what I had. These were my only changes. Not overly heavy; plenty flavorful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes! Finally a scallop POTATO recipe that really makes the potato the star. Not a lot of glitz and glamour. Just a simple lighter version of a recipe that usually has just way too much going on. Loved this tasty dish and am planning on making it when my family visits next week because it is so easy to make and is a side dish that will support, not overwhelm the main dish!! Thanks Food Network Magazine for lightening up this sometimes very heavy dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wouldn't even give them one star but I have to to rate them. These were tasteless and I even added a little more cheese to the top. I'm sorry I didn't try them before serving them to company. A complete waste of time. Go for the real thing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good, nothing special. Just Scalloped Potatoes but a good recipe none the less. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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