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Au Gratin Potatoes

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Au Gratin Potatoes
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  • Makes: 8 servings

One serving of this creamy potato side dish will provide you with half your daily value of vitamin C, almost a quarter of your daily value of fiber, and some calcium and iron.

Ingredients

  • 6 russet potatoes (medium, 3-4 inch, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices)
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dash black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, mild shredded
  • 2 cups milk, non-fat

Directions

Quickest Method:
1. Prepare a large casserole baking pan by coating lightly with oil or cooking oil spray.

2. Place a layer of potatoes in pan, using approximately 1/4 of potatoes.

3. Sprinkle layer with 1/4 cup chopped raw onion, 1/4 of the cheese, 1/2 tablespoon margarine, 1 tablespoon flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and sprinkling of black pepper.

4. Repeat layers, making a total of 4.

5. Meanwhile heat milk over low heat.

6. Pour warm milk over all ingredients in casserole dish.

7. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

8. Refrigerate leftovers within two hours.

Creamiest Method:
1. Prepare a large casserole baking pan by coating lightly with oil or cooking oil spray.

2. Make a white sauce by melting margarine in a small pan. Stir in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.

3. Cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted and smooth.

4. Add salt and pepper.

5. Place a layer of potatoes and onion in a prepared casserole pan, using approximately 1/4 of the potatoes and 1/4 cup onion.

6. Spread with 1/2 cup of the sauce prepared in steps 2 and 3.

7. Repeat layers, making a total of 4.

8. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

9. Refrigerate leftovers within two hours.

Notes

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Source:

Washington State University Extension,
Favorite Recipes for Family Meals

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe (334g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 277
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 23 mg
Sodium 482 mg
Carbohydrates 36 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 11 g
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Calcium 252 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 823 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 277
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 23 mg
Carbohydrates 36 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 11 g
Minerals
Calcium 252 mg
Potassium 823 mg
Sodium 482 mg
Copper 201 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 52 mg
Phosphorus 272 mg
Selenium 7 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 123 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 33 mg
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 7 mcg
Folate 48 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 34 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1 1/4 cups
Grains
1/4 ounces
Dairy
3/4 cups

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