Old-Time Scalloped Potatoes

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  • prep 20 min    cook 42 min
  • serves 4

Old-Time Scalloped PotatoesPhoto copyright © Michael Jensen, From Like Grandma Used to Make


  • 4 medium-size potatoes (about 11⁄3 pounds total), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium-size yellow onion, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup water
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon celery seeds (optional)
  • 11⁄2 cups low-fat (1% milkfat) milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

    How to make it  1 hour, 2 minutes

  • 1

    In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender. Drain.

  • 2

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the onion and the 1⁄4 cup water. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain. Stir in the salt, pepper, and celery seeds (if using). In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and flour. Stir into the onion mixture. Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to thicken. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the parsley.

  • 3

    Place half of the potatoes in a lightly greased 11⁄2-quart casserole. Cover with half of the milk mixture. Add the remaining potatoes and remaining milk mixture. Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with the Cheddar cheese.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 228
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Sodium: 288mg
  • Carbs: 38g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fiber: 2g

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