Salads and Vegetables: Vegetable Dishes: Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are always popular so with this Recipe Makeover we show you how to make them healthier than the traditional dish.
Per serving: 293 calories and 6g fat.
Saves: 54 calories and 6g fat.

Author: CalorieKing
Date: November 09, 2010

Serves: 6 person(s)
Yield: 6 x approx. 1 cup servings

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 50 mins

Ingredients:

    By replacing butter with buttery spread, and regular milk and cheese with soy drink and soy cheese, our Scalloped Potatoes are a lighter vegetarian version of the old favorite.

    If you prefer dairy milk and cheese, replace the soy drink and soy cheese with equivalent amounts of low-fat milk and cheddar cheese (nonfat cheese generally doesn't melt well).
  Recipe Makeover

    6 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
    1 large onion, thinly sliced
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 Tbsp buttery spread
    2 1/2 Tbsp flour
    1/2 tsp salt, extra
    1 tsp dried basil leaves
    2 1/2 cup plain soy drink

  Traditional Recipe

    6 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
    2 1/2 Tbsp flour
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    3 Tbsp butter
    2 cup whole milk, scalded
    1/2 cup grated, regular cheddar cheese

Directions:

    Preheat oven to 400F.

    Layer potatoes and onions in a large casserole dish. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of salt between layers.

    Melt buttery spread in a saucepan, remove from heat and stir through flour. Return spread-flour mixture to heat and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and gradually add soy milk, stirring until smooth. Return to heat and simmer until mixture boils and thickens. Add extra 1/2 teaspoon of salt and basil.

    Pour sauce over layered potatoes. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until cooked.

Microwave Directions:

    Layer potatoes and onions in a large microwaveable casserole dish. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of salt between layers.

    In a separate dish, melt buttery spread on HIGH [100%] for 1 minute, remove from microwave oven and stir through flour. Return spread-flour mixture to microwave oven and microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and gradually add soy milk, stirring until smooth. Microwave on HIGH [100%] for 4 minutes, stirring after every minute, until mixture boils and thickens. Add extra 1/2 teaspoon of salt and basil.

    Pour sauce over layered potatoes. Microwave on HIGH [100%] for 20 minutes.

Variations:

    Can lightly sprinkle with shredded soy cheese or rice cheese.

    If dairy-free is not necessary or desired, you can replace the soy milk with low-fat cow's milk and add low-fat cheddar cheese.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

MakeoverTraditional
Calories:293 cals347 cals
Kilojoules:1,227 kJ1,452 kJ
Fat6.0 g12.0 g
Carbohydrates53.0 g52.0 g
Protein9.0 g11.0 g
Cholesterol0.0 mg33.0 mg
Sodium448 mg538 mg
Saturated Fat2.0 g7.0 g
Fiber6.0 g4.5 g
Calcium45.0 mg190.0 mg
Total Sugars5.7 g7.0 g

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