Scalloped Potatoes for One Recipe

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As a widow, I cook for myself much of the time and have learned to scale down recipes that I often served when our four kids were still at home. This recipe makes just the right amount.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 1 small potato, peeled and sliced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 179 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 meat, 1/2 fat-free milk, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine potato slices, milk, garlic, salt if desired and pepper; bring to boil. Pour into a buttered 10-oz. custard cup. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 35 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Scalloped Potatoes for One in Taste of Home April/May 1995, p16

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jackiegreen User ID: 1079189 259180
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2017

"This is a great recipe. Hubby doesn't like scalloped potatoes so now I can enjoy them with little fuss."

MY REVIEW User ID: 7128093 219086
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"Easy, and Very Good. Recipe is a keeper!"

nblind User ID: 2535625 4427
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2010

"Please more recipes for one. This is such a help for singles. It is very hard to try to scale down every recipe so this is great!"

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