Au Gratin Ranch Potatoes

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Au gratin Ranch Potatoes recipes are a great way to make up this humble little vegetable that packs a big punch in just about any way you think about preparing them. Recipes that feature potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse as well as a versatile vegetable that can work with pretty much every meal you prepare from breakfast to dinner and in-between. Potatoes can be prepared in every which way that you can consider. They taste delicious whether they are simply boiled, or whether they are baked, fried, deep fried, mashed, crisped, or prepared in any other way that you can think of. And they offer plenty of nutrition to you and your family.

Potatoes are especially good for you if you leave the skins on them. So look for organic potatoes for this purpose, a thinner skinned variety (if you like) and scrub them well before you cook them. Potatoes made with the skins on offer lots of fiber, a component that is important to our good health, and some thing that is sadly lacking in most food plans. So eat potatoes with the skins. As well, potatoes have lots of vitamins including vitamin C, and they have more potassium than you can find even in bananas, often considered the natural go to source for this mineral. Potatoes are also heavily loaded with vitamin B6, another important nutrient for a good diet.

This easy dinner recipe prepares the potatoes, au gratin, meaning, with cheese or bread crumbs or both, sprinkled on top of the dish. Au gratin potatoes can be used for almost anything where you want to sprinkle some thing on top of the dish to create a little crunch and flavor contrast. The potatoes for this dish are hash browns, which is not the best choice you could make. Preparing your own potatoes for this dish would take only a few minutes, and increase the flavor and taste. Here, the potatoes would not need to be peeled to make them, and grating potatoes to get the same consistency of the hash browns is quick and easy to do. And it is worth it for the lovely home made and cheesy sauce that goes with this dish. So consider using home made potatoes when ever you have the option, and keep the skins on for maximum nutritional value. This au gratin potato recipe is such a winner!

Nutrition Facts for: Au Gratin Ranch Potatoes From Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen
Ingredients: Hash brown potatoes, sour cream, can cream of onion soup, dry buttermilk dressing mix, green onions, butter, potato chips,black pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 682, Calories from Fat 444, Total Fat 49.3g 76%, Saturated Fat 24.4g 122%, Cholesterol 78mg 26%, Sodium 864mg 36%, Potassium 1426mg 41%, Carbohydrates 48.3g 16%,, Dietary Fiber 5.3g 21%, Sugars 2.9g, Protein 15.3g, Vitamin A 19%, Vitamin C 55%, Calcium 31%, Iron 11%

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