Potatoes Au Gratin

Cooking Light's cheesy au gratin potato dish has a low-fat Swiss cheese sauce and thin-sliced potatoes that are baked in a casserole until browned and bubbly.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 282
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 7.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 12.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 40.5g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Sodium: 272mg
  • Calcium: 285mg


  • 2 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 (1/2-inch-thick) slice onion
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled baking potato, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon stick margarine
  • 2 tablespoons diced shallots
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat, reduced-sodium Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 10 minutes. Pour milk mixture through a sieve over a large bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Place potato in a medium saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Place in a large bowl; set aside.
  4. Melt margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots; saute 3 minutes or until soft. Stir in flour; gradually add reserved milk. Stir with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until slightly thick; stir constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cheese, salt, and pepper. Pour milk mixture over potato; toss. Spoon potato into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Broil 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
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