Steakhouse Potatoes Gratin #SP5

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Total Time
35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

Official Contest Entry: Simply Potatoes 5Fix. I love gratins. I have made them with every conceivable combination of potatoes, cheeses and mix-ins. I tend to spend a lot of time making my "from scratch" cheese sauces and that makes it less practical for a quick weeknight dinner. I frequently use light or whipped cream cheese to thicken sauces without thickening our waistlines, so I figured it would work well adding body to my quick and easy cheese sauce. I think the result was creamy and indulgent without all the extra work and the calorie savings were a bonus!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the whipped cream cheese and 1/4 cup of the milk. Use a whisk to mix it well. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of milk and whisk until smooth.
  3. Add the entire bag of potatoes to the mixing bowl and toss well to coat. Add the shredded cheese and mix until combined.
  4. Grease a 1 1/2 quart baking dish with the butter and scrape the potato mixture into the dish. Smooth the top with a spoon and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.