Au gratin potatoes is an easy dish that goes with almost anything! The ingredients are cheap and you probably already have them in your pantry or fridge! This is a slightly lightened version *so I can eat a little more of it yay me!*. Give this a try if you’re bored of the same old mashed potato as a side every week. *I still love you mashed potatoes, you complete me!* 💕

We had this yummy cheesy potato dish with cajun grilled salmon and roasted garlic asparagus!  Here’s my salmon stealing superhero Hailey ❤ 😀DSC_6107


    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 -2 tablespoon flour
    • 2 cups low fat milk
    • 2 lbs potatoes, thinly sliced
    • 2 cups shredded low-fat cheese ( I use extra sharp cheddar and mozzarella)
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1teaspoon black pepper
  2. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Thinly slice potatoes (I used my food processor, I love that thing)906709_10155507786105431_3595937942901911516_o
  4. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  5. Melt butter in a large frypan over medium heat; add in onion and cook stirring occasionally until onion begins to brown (about 5 minutes).11206619_10155507786060431_8762224442090326059_o
  6. Stir in flour, then slowly add in milk.
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  8. Add in potatoes; stir to mix; bring to a boil.
  9. Stir in 1 cup cheese, salt and black pepper.11148832_10155507786470431_6750918319184762305_o
  10. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish then spread out.
  11. Bake for 1 hour uncovered.
  12. After 1 hour cooking time cover with foil and continue to bake another 20 minutes more.
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  14. Change oven to broil heat.
  15. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over potatoes and broil 6-inches from heat until the cheese is golden (about 1-2 minutes).10854295_10155507786915431_1677532549819606027_o
  16. Cool 5 minutes before serving
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SO…someone forgot to buy taco shells *points to husband*, therefor taco Tuesday became Loaded Taco Potato Tuesday and it just so happens that I like this twist very much!

I cooked up 1 lb of ground beef with a packet of Mc Cormick spicy taco seasoning. You can also mix up a batch of your own taco seasoning too, but I’ve been a little busy this week! Arghhh!

Bake a couple of spuds in the oven. I use the microwave, so much quicker. I stab the potato a few times, *great stress reliever when your husband forgets to buy taco shells 🙂*, coat with a little oil and some salt, and pop in the microwave for about 8 mins on each side or until tender. Or you can pierce, oil and salt your potato, wrap in foil and bake at 425F for about 45-60 minutes.

While the potatoes are cooking, prepare all your favorite taco toppings. I use diced tomatoes, onion, lettuce, cheese, sour cream and cilantro.

Cut open your cooked potato and fluff with a fork, toss a tbsp of butter in there *or more, I won’t tell*… some salt and pepper and load on your taco toppings! Easy peasy!!! And oh so deliciousssss!