When Thanksgiving comes around, it’s all about turkey, stuffing, carrots and mashed potatoes. But there are occasions I like to change things up a tad.
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Potatoes, for instance, don’t have to be just mashed with gravy. Scalloped potatoes are just as easy to make.
I found this Scalloped Potatoes recipe from Real Simple and made little adjustments I knew my family and friends would love.
The potatoes come out perfectly tender and have light cream infused with thyme coating each slice. Topped with a slightly golden cheddar cheese crust, it’s an ideal side to serve along your roasted turkey.
To speed up the slicing process, use a mandoline. Be careful though not to get carried away as you slice to avoid injury. Some vegetable spiralizer tools also have a part that allows you to create ribbon-like slices too.
It would work just as well. No matter how you decide to cut it, I know you’ll like this dish. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 538 calories per serving.
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- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups milk
- 2 sprigs thyme (plus extra for garnish)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- kosher salt (to taste)
- black pepper (to taste)
- 4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray; set aside.
- In a pot, melt the butter and cook the onions until softened. Add the cream, milk, thyme and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
- Add the potatoes and cook until tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Remove the thyme sprigs and pour the potatoes into the baking dish. Top with cheese.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the top is slightly golden. Allow the dish to sit for a minimum of 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with extra thyme leaves, if desired.
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Since I know about scalloped potatoes, I almost replace mashed potatoes by it in every special occasions. I just really love how delicate and cheesy it is ;)
Thanks for another great recipe! Worked really well though I swapped with Carnation milk and 10% cream. Taste was yummy and everyone at the dinner loved it!
Thanks for sharing this lovely scalloped potatoes recipe. I have also shared how I made my own version of potato au gratin. You may be interested to read it too. To view my recipe, visit my blog post at http://www.colouritbright.com/how-to-make-potato-au-gratin/