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Cheesy Potatoes

This recipe for Cheesy Potatoes is a lightened-up version of the traditional, but it’s still super creamy, cheesy and ooey gooey. You won’t even miss the creamed soup version!

  • Cheesy Potatoes
  • Ingredients
    • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
    • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 cup shredded carrots
    • 5 cups shredded hash browns
    • ¼ tsp. salt, divided
    • ½ tsp. black pepper, divided
    • 2 Tbsp. butter
    • 2 Tbsp. all purpose flour
    • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
    • 1½ cups skim milk (or low fat evaporated milk)
    • 6 oz. nonfat plain Greek yogurt
    • 2 cups reduced fat shredded marble jack or cheddar cheese, divided
    • ⅔ cup bran flakes, crushed
    • Cooking spray

    Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 1. Heat oil in large skillet to medium-high. When hot, add onion and sauté 3–4 minutes, until starting to soften. Add minced garlic and cook 60 seconds. Add shredded carrots, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook about 10 minutes, until starting to soften. 1. Add hash browns and cook, uncovered, for 3–5 minutes. Season with ¼ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. black pepper. Place potato/carrot mixture in greased 9x13 casserole dish. 1. Heat butter in large skillet to medium-high. Once melted, add flour and whisk. Cook 30–60 seconds (do not let brown or burn). Slowly add chicken broth while whisking. Slowly add milk. Allow to cook 4–5 minutes, stirring, until thickened. Add Greek yogurt and whisk until incorporated. Whisk in 1 ½ cups cheese until melted. Season with remaining salt and pepper. Taste sauce and adjust seasoning, if necessary. 1. Pour sauce over potato/carrot mixture and mix in until evenly incorporated. Top with remaining shredded cheese. 1. Bake in oven for 20–25 minutes. Top with bran flakes and spray with cooking spray. Place back in the oven on low broil for 1–2 minutes, watching carefully so flakes do not burn. Serve warm.

    Nutrition

    Calories 240, Total Fat 8g (Saturated 3.5g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 600mg, Total Carbohydrate 33g (Dietary Fiber 4, Sugars 5g), Protein 11g, Vitamin A 45%, Vitamin C 25%, Calcium 25%, Iron 15% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.


    Serves: 10 servings

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