The Very Best Scalloped Potatoes are Perfect for Any Occasion

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This baked scalloped potatoes with cheese recipe has caramelized onions, Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses. This scalloped potato recipe is great for holidays, parties or as a side dish for big meals. This potato food idea is a lighter version of the classic and skips the cream and bacon that you would normally use in traditional scalloped potato food ideas. And instead, this baked scalloped potatoes with cheese uses darkly caramelized onions, nutty Gruyere cheese, Parmesan cheese, and rosemary for its flavoring. With the cheese and the olive oil in this potato recipe, it’s not exactly skinny, but the recipe still manages to have less than half the fat that you will find in more traditional scalloped potato recipes. For this baked scalloped potatoes with cheese recipe, Yukon gold potatoes are used, as they hold their shape better than russet potatoes, and are naturally buttery and delicious.

You can save some time by peeling and slicing up the potatoes for the recipe while the onions are cooking. When peeling the potatoes, you want to try to trim them to a consistent size, that way you'll have more evenly sized potato slices to work with when you assemble them in the baking dish. As you slice up the potatoes, put them into a bowl of cold water to prevent them from turning grey. Then drain the potatoes and pat dry before using. For this baked scapploped potatoes with cheese recipe, you will need olive oil, thinly sliced onions, Yukon gold potatoes, grated Gruyere cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, white pepper, butter, stock (chicken, beef, or vegetable stock, use vegetable stock for vegetarian option) and fresh rosemary. This easy to make baked scalloped potatoes with cheese recipe is an excellent addition to your dinner food ideas any day of the week. For the full step by step tutorial and instructions for this easy to make potato recipe, you'll want to take a look at the Simply Recipes site.

Potatoes often get a bad rap. They are not exactly good for you when they are deep fried, but potatoes are packed with a variety of powerful nutrients and antioxidant-compounds that fight off free radicals. The measure of the total antioxidants in 100 grams for a medium baked potato with the skin left on, is a healthy 1,680, while that of a baked sweet potato with skin is the skin is 766. Potatoes may also help you to maintain your blood pressure. Bananas are popular for having potassium, which is a mineral that helps to control your blood pressure. But while a banana has about nine percent of your daily recommended needs, a baked regular potato has twice as much at 20 percent, and sweet potato has 12 percent. But you want to be careful how you cook the, as cubing potatoes before you boil them can reduce the potassium by 75 percent. The best way to maintain the potassium is by baking the potatoes with the skin left on. Potatoes may also help to feed your bones. Maintaining bone health requires a complex mix of nutrients, but a Spanish study found that manganese on its own helped to prevent bone loss in rats. Sweet and regular potatoes are good sources for this mineral, with a baked medium sweet with its skin having 32 percent of your daily needs, and a baked regular with skin has 22 percent.

You will find this baked scalloped potatoes with cheese recipe on the Simply Recipes site. On the site, you will find holiday food ideas, main dish recipes, dessert recipes, side dish food ideas, pasta recipes, quick and easy food ideas, cookie recipes and more. **

Nutrition Facts for: The Best Scalloped Potatoes from Simply Recipes
Ingredients: Olive oil, onions, potatoes, Gruyere cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, butter, soup stock, fresh rosemary.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings *Per Serving: Calories 457, Calories from Fat 211, Total Fat 23.4g 36%, Saturated Fat 10.2g 51%, Cholesterol 72mg 24%, Sodium 611mg 25%, Potassium 159mg 5%, Carbohydrates 57.1g 19%, Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%, Sugars 42.3g, Protein 6.4g, Vitamin A 11%, Vitamin C 9%, Calcium 11%, Iron 7%

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