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Savory Garlic Scalloped Potatoes


Savory Garlic Scalloped Potatoes

A recent study on the nutritional benefits of the humble potato was recently presented at the American Dietetic Association's (ADA) Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE).

Their researchers have found that white potatoes are the largest and most affordable source of potassium of any vegetable or fruit.

The high cost of meeting federal dietary guidelines for potassium, 4,700 mg per person per day, presents a challenge for consumers and health professionals, alike.

However, the cost of potassium-rich white potatoes was half that of most other vegetables.

The lead researcher Adam Drewnowski, from the University of Washington said that "Potatoes deserve credit for contributing to higher diet quality and increasing vegetable consumption," You can afford to meet key dietary guidelines if you include potatoes in your diet. Potatoes also play an important role in providing affordable nutrition. You can afford to meet key dietary guidelines if you include potatoes in your diet.

The study also found that putting potatoes on the plate did improve overall diet quality.
Individuals who consumed potatoes (baked, boiled and roasted) had higher intakes of potassium and vitamin C and consumed more total vegetables in a day compared to those who did not consume potatoes.
 This week, why not this delicious side dish of  thin red potato slices and baked in a creamy, cheesy garlic sauce with fresh parsley.

Savory Garlic Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 (10 ounce) tub PHILADELPHIA Savory Garlic Cooking Creme
• 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
• 1 (8 ounce) package KRAFT Shredded Triple Cheddar Cheese with a Touch of PHILADELPHIA
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
• 2 pounds red potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced

Preperation
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cook onions in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 5 to 7 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add cooking creme, broth, 1 cup cheese and parsley; mix well. Remove from heat. Gently stir in potatoes.
3. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
4. Bake 45 min. Top with remaining cheese; bake an additional 10-15 min. or until potatoes are tender. Let stand 5 min. before serving.
• Extras
• Special Extra: For added color and flavor, substitute a sweet potato for 1 of the red potatoes.
• How to Slice Potatoes Evenly: When thinly slicing a large amount of potatoes, use a food processor or manual slicer (mandoline) for even results. Place the sliced potatoes into a bowl of cold water until ready to cook to prevent them from darkening.
• Serving Suggestion: This savory side makes a perfect accompaniment to grilled or baked poultry.
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• Recipe by: PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme
 

    I tried the scallop recipe and my kids loved it.

    Jennie

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