Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

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Full of the flavors of garlic and fresh thyme, these potatoes will satisfy your craving for comfort food. Made with milk instead of heavy cream, this healthy scalloped potato dish will be your go-to potato recipe for any occasion. Low-fat cheese gives it a bit of flavor and a crispy top, but feel free to leave off the cheese if you’re trying to cut back; you’ll be surprised at how delicious these potatoes are on their own!

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup |Calories: 235 | Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 28 mg | Sodium: 159 mg | Carbohydrates: 30 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 6 g | Protein: 10 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 pounds potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put all of the ingredients except for the potatoes and cheese in a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Layer the potatoes in in a casserole dish, seasoning with salt and pepper between layers. Pour the milk overtop and cover with foil. Bake for 45 minutes and remove from oven.
  4. Top with the cheese and bake for 15-20 more minutes, until cheese is browned and bubbly.

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7 Comments on "Creamy Scalloped Potatoes"

  1. Penny McCormick  April 19, 2014

    I would use fat free milk making it a simply filling weight watchers recipe.

  2. L Robin  November 16, 2014

    What temperature oven?

    • SkinnyMs  November 17, 2014

      L Robin, 350 degrees F.

  3. crystal  November 8, 2016

    would this work with sweet potato?

    • Gale Compton  November 11, 2016

      Crystal, Sure, sweet potatoes would work. You may need to cook a few minutes less…just check for tenderness. 🙂

  4. Kim  April 11, 2017

    I’m curious about the cheese. Low fat cheese isn’t on the simply filling is it? Awesome if it is!


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