Scalloped Potato Gratin

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A delicious Scalloped Potato Gratin recipe made with thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes layered with cheese and a light buttery sauce.

If you love potatoes and cheese want a dish to impress for the holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter, this is it! This healthy gratin is lighter than traditional recipes that use a lot of butter and heavy cream. It uses just enough fat and cheese to make it healthy-ish. Gratins are my favorite, I also have a Brussels Sprouts Gratin and a Spinach Gratin that is a must every year.

Whenever my family gets together for the holidays, we all chip in and bring a side dish. This is one of my go-to holiday sides, it takes a little time to cut the potatoes but since everyone loves it, it’s worth it! To slice the potatoes thin and perfectly even, I use a mandolin which makes the prep work pretty quick. Mandolins can be dangerous, so I urge you to use a cut resistant glove (affil link) or when cutting.

Helpful Tips:

  • You can use red potatoes or new potatoes, but I really love the buttery texture of yukon gold.
  • To ensure the potatoes are cooked through and tender, slicing the potatoes 1/8 inch thick is a must. 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.

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This Scalloped Potato Gratin recipe made with thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes layered with cheese and a light buttery sauce is my favorite holiday side dish!

This Scalloped Potato Gratin recipe made with thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes layered with cheese and a light buttery sauce is my favorite holiday side dish!

This Scalloped Potato Gratin recipe made with thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes layered with cheese and a light buttery sauce is my favorite holiday side dish!

This Scalloped Potato Gratin recipe made with thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes layered with cheese and a light buttery sauce is my favorite holiday side dish!

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Scalloped Potato Gratin Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hr

Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins

A delicious Scalloped Potato Gratin recipe made with thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes layered with cheese and a light buttery sauce.

  • 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
  • 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.

Serving: 1cup (1/7th of recipe), Calories: 160kcal, Carbohydrates: 24.5g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 0.5mg, Sodium: 42.5mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2.5g

Freestyle Points: 6

Points: +3

Keywords: gratin, holiday side dish, Scalloped Potatoes, Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin