Recipe by MakeItHealthy
"These potatoes are so creamy, even with reduced-fat cheese and milk. This is a great side dish to a low-fat meat entree. Just add a green salad to complete the meal!"
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russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
onion, sliced into rings
salt and ground black pepper to taste
low-fat (1%) milk
1 1/2 cups
shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
My husband and I made it today for Christmas dinner. It was more than fabulous. I too used fat free milk as others did and thought it turned out just fine. I always use no-salt butter. Not too cheesy and greasy just perfect. The onions were a nice touch since the hubby LOVES onion. Two thumbs up!!!!!!
Very tasty. I liked the lowfat alternative. You really didn't miss the high fat ingredients at all.
I made this recipe as stated except I used skim milk. The potatoes were still yummy and creamy. Everyone loved the dish and it's a great make-ahead recipe.
These potatoes were wonderful. A great way to save some calories. I used instant nonfat dry milk since that is all I had on hand. If I make this dish again, I would use a little less onion and chop the onion instead of slicing the onion. I also would reserve some of the cheese for the top and sprinkle paprika for color. During the last 10-15 minutes I would uncover the potatoes so the top browns nicely.
I almost never make major changes to a recipe before I make it "as is" first. So after making this exactly as written once (and it was very good!), these are the changes that I made to make it even more healthy.
I used yukon gold potatoes (leaving peel on) because I found the russte to be a bit mealy. I used 1 Tbls butter, 1 1/2 Tbls organic EVOO (a healthier fat). I also used fat free 1/2 and 1/2 in place of the milk, this made it extra creamy. Just before I added the cheese to the sauce, I put in a minced clove of garlic and a couple dashes of hot sauce.
The changes were made because of my families personal tastes but this is the way we make them all the time now.
I made this recipe even more Healthier. Instead of low-fat (1%) milk I used instead non-dairy creamer not powder and you must use a non-flavor creamer. It makes it so creamer and it tastes better. With your potatoes LEACH them, which means to soak the starch out for about 3 hour's or longer it's better. Try using salt free seasoning or flavored and yes they have low Phosphorus their out there and let's not forget a little Garlic Powder. I love cheese even low fat but I did find a non-dairy cheese and I know what your going to say. YUCK!!! I did find a cheese and it's called Daiya (DAAYA) and many restaurant's use this cheese and you didn't even know it. HA! Instead of real butter use margarine instead or a Healthier Brand.
I wanted another "go to" side dish recipe for those times I am asked to "bring something" and this looked good. I made it basically as is, though when I changed the amounts to alter the servings, I mistakenly calculated the milk wrong so mine came out a bit dry. I followed other reviews' suggestions and minced the onion. I also took the sliced potatoes and minced onion, and mixed them together with the salt and pepper before adding the cheese sauce. Added a dash of garlic powder, but this was still bland...not sure what it needs....maybe fresh rosemary? I will probably try it again and see if I can liven up the flavor, it's worth another shot.
I made these potatoes twice over the holidays and they were a big hit! The only changes I made was that I didn't peel the potatoes and used white potatoes over russet, I mixed 1 cup light cream and 1 cup skim milk and instead of all cheddar, i used half 4 cheese Italiano (Kraft) and the other cheddar. These were awesome and were gobbled up fast!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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