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Microwave Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

I adapted this recipe from one that came with our microwave oven. The results were delicious.—Mary Hufford-Baker, Sweet Home, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in cheese until melted. In a 2-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish coated with cooking spray, layer a third of the potatoes, onion and cheese sauce. Repeat the layers twice. Cover and microwave on high for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 253 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 496 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.