Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Gruyere

Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Gruyere

  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 20 min
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  • Summary

    A few years ago my father announced to his now very grown kids that he would no longer be participating in Christmas gift exchanges and encouraged us to follow his lead. As Scrooge-like as this may sound, it has turned out to be quite the blessing. Instead of racing around the week before Christmas stressing over buying presents for our grown family members, who quite frankly are in no need of additional material possessions, we focus on holiday meal planning instead. We love prime rib for Christmas dinner and seafood for Christmas eve. All the sides are open for discussion, as well as the desserts. This year we decided to do a variation of a classic scalloped potatoes to go along with the beef. In this recipe we skip the cream and bacon, but instead flavor the potatoes with caramelized onions, nutty Gruyere cheese, Parmesan, and a light sprinkling of rosemary to finish. I wanted a “lighter” version of scalloped potatoes. With the cheese and olive oil it’s not exactly a “skinny” recipe, but it does have what looks to be less than half the fat of the classic, and still has loads of flavor. We’re also using Yukon gold potatoes, which are naturally buttery and delicious, and hold their shape well when cooked liked this.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 4 cups thinly sliced onions (sliced crosswise, see how to slice onions)
    • 6 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced (1/8-inch thick, it helps to use a mandoline)
    • 1/3 cup stock (chicken, beef, or vegetable stock, use vegetable stock for vegetarian option)
    • 3/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese, divided 1/2 cup, 1/4 cup
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper (or black pepper if that is what you have)
    • 1 teaspoon of butter to butter the gratin or casserole dish
    • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh rosemary

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 270 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 21 g 31.62%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 18.96%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 20 mg 6.6%
    • Sodium: 1600 mg 66.68%
    • Calcium: 509 mg 50.91%
    • Potassium: 50 mg 1.42%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.97%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 11 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.27%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 14 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 3.49%
    • Vitamin C 3.06%
    • Vitamin D 1.08%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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