This cheesy potato bake is perfection. Add chunks of tomato and more Parmesan, and it's perfection—plus!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
2 lb. baking potato es (about 6), peeled, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup chopped onion s
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. flour
1-1/4 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1 tomato, chopped
2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh parsley
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* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.
Let's Make It
Heat oven to 400°F.
Cook potatoes in saucepan of boiling water 10 min. or just until tender; drain. Return potatoes to pan; cover with cold water. Let stand until cooled.
Meanwhile, melt butter in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 3 min., adding garlic for the last minute. Add flour; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually add broth; cook 5 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Add shredded cheese, 2 Tbsp. Parmesan and red pepper; cook and stir 1 min. or until shredded cheese is melted. Remove from heat.
Drain potatoes. Layer half each of the potatoes and cheese sauce in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; repeat layers. Top with tomatoes.
Bake 20 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining Parmesan; bake 5 min. or until golden brown. Sprinkle with parsley.
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.
Potato Storage Temperature
Store potatoes in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. The ideal storage temperature is 50 degrees. At this temperature potatoes will keep for several weeks. Never refrigerate potatoes because cold changes the starch to sugar causing the potatoes to have a sweet taste and to darken when they are cooked. Potatoes stored at room temperature should be used within a week or so.
Essential Kitchen Tool
A swivel-bladed vegetable peeler is an essential kitchen tool for peeling fruits and vegetables. Unlike paring knives, it has a sharp, beveled blade that's designed to easily remove peels without cutting away excess flesh. In addition, the tapered tip quickly removes eyes from potatoes.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
12 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.