Skinny Au Gratin Potatoes

Yes, these are SKINNY!

WARNING!!!…..This dish is Highly Addictive!  Au Gratin Potatoes is a classic French dish that I have transformed to a “skinny” favorite.  Your family or guest will enjoy this creamy, cheesy & smokey dish that is rich in flavor & easy on your waistline.

ENJOY this casserole with a piece of steak & a green veggie for a steakhouse experience in your own home.  

Skinny Au Gratin Potatoes

Skinny Au Gratin Potatoes

Makes 8 Servings; divide baking dish in 8 sections. Nutrition per serving: Weight Watchers Points + 4 ~ Calories 171.0 ~ Fat 5.2 g ~ Carbs 22.0 g ~ Fiber 1.9 g ~ Protein 8.5 g

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Simply Potatoes; home style slices
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded Mexican Cheese Blend; reserve 1/4 cup for topping
  • 1 Tbsp butter; unsalted
  • 2 slices bacon; chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion; chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper; chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper; chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smokey paprika
  • 3 cloves of garlic; sliced
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 wedges of Laughing Cow Cheese wedges; Swiss (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup Panko; seasoned
  • Cooking Spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a 1.5 or 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray; set aside
  2. In a large saute pan over medium heat, cook chopped bacon until crispy (4-5 minutes); Remove bacon bits & set aside
  3. Melt butter in the same pan that bacon was cooked. Add onions, garlic & bell peppers, cooking until onions begins to brown. (about 5-7 min)
  4. Add Flour and cook until well combined; slowly stir in milk and bring to gentle boil. Stir in seasonings: salt, pepper, paprika.
  5. Add potatoes and bring to boil (again). Once boiling; add 3/4 cup shredded cheese & cheese wedges. Stir to combine well.
  6. Transfer to baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour. Remove foil & sprinkle Panko, bacon bits & 1/4 cup shredded cheese on top. Cook for additional 20-30 minutes until the top is golden brown & potatoes are fork tender.
  7. Serve or Store for later in the week :)
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One Response to “Skinny Au Gratin Potatoes”

  1. easyfoodsmith April 10, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    I am sure I will find this dish addictive coz I am a lover of spuds in any form! This looks delicious and has comfort written all over it.

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