Slimmed-Down Scalloped Potatoes

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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.

"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"...
Slimmed-Down Scalloped Potatoes

Makes: 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
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  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 1/4 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.


Per serving: 188 calories; 5 g fat (3 g sat, 1 g mono); 16 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 2 g fiber; 406 mg sodium; 753 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (41% daily value), Calcium (23% dv), Potassium (22% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat-free milk, 1/2 fat

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