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Easy, Cheesy Potato Gratin

Rerigerated presliced potatoes slash tons of prep and cook time. The combo of Gruyère and Parm-Regg cheeses is delicious, but you can use all one type if you prefer.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2013

  • Yield: Serves 12 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
  • Hands-on:15 Minutes
  • Total:45 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (20-ounce) bags home-style potato slices (such as Simply Potatoes)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.5 ounces aged Gruyère cheese, shredded (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Arrange potatoes in a broiler-safe 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap; vent. Microwave at HIGH 10 minutes; uncover carefully.

3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat; swirl to coat. Add thyme and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; stir in 1/3 cup milk. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in remaining 2 2/3 cups milk. Bring mixture to a simmer; cook 4 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in salt, pepper, and Gruyère. Pour sauce over potato mixture; sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife.

4. Turn on broiler (leave dish in oven). Broil gratin 2 minutes or until browned. Sprinkle with chives.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 125
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated fat: 2.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 5.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 192mg
  • Calcium: 139mg
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