Cheesy Potato Casserole

November/December 2011

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The original version of this cheesy potato casserole stars canned soup, full-fat sour cream, a stick of butter and a crust of crushed potato chips. We lightened it considerably by using a homemade white sauce instead of canned soup and swapping nonfat Greek yogurt for the sour cream. Crushed corn flakes replace the potato chips. All in all, we slashed 200 calories, 25 grams of fat (12 grams saturated) and 170 milligrams of sodium per serving. Dig in!

Cheesy Potato Casserole

6 Reviews for Cheesy Potato Casserole

Needs flavor and better directions

The potatoes took twice as long to cook as stated. The potatoes end but with barely any flavor. I will use the recipe again but plan to add garlic and thyme.

Boil the potatoes much longer

I thought it was odd to bring the potatoes to a boil and immediately remove them, but I followed the directions. Of course, they came out hard. Boil them much longer than the directions state.


This is a great recipe. I also made a couple of substituions. I used sugar free almond milk, 7 oz of white cheddar and 1 oz. of garlic jack, gluten free flour, and sliced organic yellow potatos and "half" boiled them before adding to the casserole. Instead of using corn flakes I just topped it with a light topping of yellow cheddar. Hopefully that cut the fat and calories even further because it's yummy

Mother's day hit!

I fixed this dish for Mother's Day and it was great! My mom makes the one that calls for cream of chicken soup, a 16oz thing of sour cream etc. This one tasted JUST as good if not better than the original. The only problem I had was I did not dice the potatoes small enough which caused them to be a little hard.

Just as tasty as the original but healthier!
Surprisingly Tasty

I was a little skeptical at first about the recipe. Seemed like a mish mash of ingredients. But I decided to make it for a holiday pot luck anyway. It was gone in minutes! Everyone loved it. The only thing I changed as far a ingredients is that I used dry bread crumbs instead of corn flakes. I also used nonfat milk and reduced fat cheddar. So I think I slashed even more calories/fat than the original revamped recipe purported. I need to make this again. It went so fast the first time, my husband didn't get a chance to try it! Poor guy!

Easy to assemble

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