Slimmed-Down Scalloped Potatoes

Slimmed-Down Scalloped Potatoes

5 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

Sliced potatoes are simmered until tender in skim milk, then topped with reduced-fat sour cream and run under the broiler until golden. The results are sensational.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 pound all-purpose potatoes, preferably Yukon Gold (about 3 medium), peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups nonfat milk
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


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  1. Cut 1 clove garlic in half and rub vigorously over the inside of a shallow 2-quart baking or gratin dish. Coat the dish with cooking spray. Mince the remaining 2 cloves garlic.
  2. Combine the minced garlic, potatoes, milk, onion, salt, nutmeg and pepper in a medium heavy saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared dish with a slotted spoon.
  3. Transfer ¼ cup of the milk mixture to a small bowl. Whisk in sour cream. Pour over the potatoes. Top with Parmesan.
  4. Preheat broiler. Spoon the sour cream mixture evenly over the potatoes and broil until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 187 calories; 5 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 29 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 38 mcg folate; 16 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 396 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 224 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 424 mg sodium; 756 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (22% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, ½ fat-free milk, ½ fat

Reviews 5

June 27, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Water and potatoes I made this exactly as the directions instructed. with the exception of adding a 1/2 cup cheese on top. Turned out very very liquidy. It was like i used water instead of milk. I'm not sure what happened, but i don't think I'll be using this recipe again. Pros: had potatoes Cons: everything else
March 04, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Confused by directions... What happens to the rest of the liquid that the potatoes simmer in? The directions are a bit confusing - 1/4 cup of milk is whisked with the sour cream, then poured over the potatoes. Then the next step says to spoon the same mixture evenly over the potatoes and broil? Help!
December 03, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I made this for my husband who loves scalloped potatoes and is on a low carb diet. So, he was thrilled to see there are only 9 carbs per serving. On a scale of 1-10, he gave them a 7. I don't think he has ever given any "slimmed down" recipe more than 5. I loved the flavor and texture. I also substituted plain yogurt for the sour cream. I give these a 9. Yummy!
March 31, 2010
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By: signalflags
Wow...I thought my days of enjoying scalloped potatoes were over! This recipe is amazing and even the non-dieters around my table thought so! Absolutely delicious! You'd never guess this was a healthier version.
December 28, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
This recipe was delicious and will be a staple in our home. I did change it a bit. I use lite cream in place of the 2 cups of non fat milk and reduce sour cream. I also add a half cup 96% fat free ham and 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese. I'm sure my recipe has slightly higher fat content. I will try the recipe again and I will follow the recipe to the tee just to see the difference. My husband who is a very picky eater gave it two thumbs up and that's saying a lot .
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