Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin

Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin – Thinly sliced yukon gold potatoes, layered and baked in a light buttery sauce and shredded cheese. So good without the guilt!

Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin – Thinly sliced yukon gold potatoes, layered and baked in a light buttery sauce and shredded cheese. So good without the guilt!Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin

This au gratin is one of those dishes that exceeded my expectations, a must make dish to impress any holiday dinner like Thanksgiving or Easter! More of my favorite holiday side dish recipes are Chicken Quiche, Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles and Zucchini and Feta Fritters.

Tips for Making this Skinny Classic Potato Gratin:

You can use red potatoes or new potatoes, but I really love the buttery texture of yukon gold. The only thing I urge to ensure the potatoes are cooked and tender, is that you slice the potatoes 1/8 inch thick. I use this mandoline (afil. links) which really makes this a lot easier. Any thicker and you’ll have to adjust the baking time.

What is an au gratin dish?

What makes an au gratin an au gratin is the crispy crust consisting of a cheese sauce and sometimes breadcrumbs, that is then browned.

Are yellow potatoes the same as Yukon Gold?

Yukon potatoes are in fact a type of yellow potato and both are used interchangeably. Either would be perfect for this dish.

Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin – Thinly sliced yukon gold potatoes, layered and baked in a light buttery sauce and shredded cheese. So good without the guilt!
Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin – Thinly sliced yukon gold potatoes, layered and baked in a light buttery sauce and shredded cheese. So good without the guilt!
Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin – Thinly sliced yukon gold potatoes, layered and baked in a light buttery sauce and shredded cheese. So good without the guilt!
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Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin

6
Freestyle Points
160
Calories
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Yield: 7 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin – Thinly sliced yukon gold potatoes, layered and baked in a light buttery sauce and shredded cheese. So good without the guilt!

Ingredients

  • olive oil spray, I used my misto
  • medium peeled yukon gold potatoes, sliced 1/8-inch-thick (2 lb 4 oz peeled)
  • 2 tbsp light butter, melted
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 oz 3/4 cup shredded reduced fat Cheddar (I used Cabot)
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tsp thyme

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Spray an 11 x 7-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine potatoes, butter, salt, garlic powder and fresh cracked pepper.
  • Arrange half of the potato slices in the baking dish; top with 1/4 cup cheese. Add the remaining potatoes.
  • In a small saucepan, bring milk, thyme, bay leaf and nutmeg to a boil; pour over potatoes.
  • Top with remaining cheese and bake uncovered, for 45 - 50 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup (1/7th of recipe), Calories: 160kcal, Carbohydrates: 24.5g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0.5mg, Sodium: 42.5mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2.5g, Vitamin A: 0IU, Vitamin C: 0mg, Calcium: 0mg, Iron: 0mg
Freestyle Points: 6
Points +: 3