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Scalloped Potatoes with Cheese Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes with Cheese Recipe

"AS A CHILD, I thought the crisp cheese-and-crumb topping on these potatoes made them a special treat. I remember how my aunt always saw to it everyone got some of that topping with their individual serving."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 4 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter; stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. In a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish, arrange half the potatoes, onion and green pepper in layers; cover with half of the sauce. Repeat layers.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Melt remaining butter; combine with bread crumbs and sprinkle over potatoes. Bake, uncovered, about 40 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 378 calories, 18 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 1,513 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 12 g protein.