Country Potatoes au Gratin

Have you ever tried to stuff onion or potato slices into a measuring cup? Ingredients like these are best measured by weight. Country Potatoes au Gratin works well as an entrée with a side salad completing the meal. If you prefer to have it as a side dish, it will make 12 servings.

Yield: 8 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 376
  • Calories from fat: 22%
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 7.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 16.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 50.3g
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Cholesterol: 46mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 727mg
  • Calcium: 321mg

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 medium onion (about 5 1/2 ounces), thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2/3 cup)
  • 6 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese (1 1/2 cups), divided
  • 6 ounces diced ham (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 3 pounds peeled baking potatoes, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Combine milk, salt, pepper, and flour, stirring with a whisk. Add milk mixture to pan. Bring to a simmer; cook until slightly thick (about 2 minutes), stirring frequently. Add 4 ounces cheese and ham, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in potatoes.
  3. Place the potato mixture in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle potato mixture with remaining 2 ounces of cheese. Cover with foil coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until lightly browned and potatoes are tender. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
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