Better For You Potato Casserole…A Healthier Recipe From Sweet Basil

Don’t let this healthier version of traditional potato casserole fool you…The flavor is full and oh so creamy!

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Better For You Potato Casserole

INGREDIENTS

  • Canola oil cooking spray
  • 2 pounds red potatoes, diced
  • Potatoes Red
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus a pinch of salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups crushed unsweetened corn flakes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch (or similar-size) baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place potatoes in a large pot, add water to cover and bring to a boil. Immediately drain and rinse with cold water; drain well. Return to the pot.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk milk and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking often until bubbling and thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, 2 to 4 minutes total. Remove from the heat and stir in Cheddar, yogurt, onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper until combined. Pour the sauce over the potatoes and mix well. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
  4. Sprinkle the casserole with corn flakes. Using short bursts, coat the corn flakes with cooking spray; sprinkle with the remaining pinch of salt. Bake until browned and bubbling at the edges, about 1 hour. Let cool for 20 minutes before serving.

TIPS & NOTES

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 3; cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Let the casserole stand at room temperature while preheating the oven. Proceed with Step 4.

Enjoy!                                                           Romans 8:31 b

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This recipe and photo from Eating Well, and blog post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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