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National Potato Lover’s Month: Mini Scalloped Potato Cups

February 11, 2014 — , , , ,

If you’re anything like me, you love all “mini” foods! I don’t know what it is, but I love baking/cooking any kind of bite-sized goodness, and these Mini Scalloped Potato Cups are no exception. I tried these out for the first time this weekend and my family loved them! They are the perfect side dish to compliment any kind of entree. Side note: The recipe calls to cook them in separate ramekins, but if you don’t have any, a cupcake pan will work just as well. 

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Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Ready Time: 1 Hours 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients
1 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup fat-free 1/2 & 1/2
1 cup shredded Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese
1/4 cup each: sharp Cheddar and smoked Gruyere cheese
1/2 cup 1/4-inch diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup real bacon bits or pieces
1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Preparation
Preheat oven to 350°F and spray 12 small ramekins with nonstick cooking spray. Place potatoes in
a microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on HIGH for 6 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute
more. Slowly stir in 1/2 & 1/2, cooking until mixture is smooth. Add cheeses, a little at a time, then
stir in remaining ingredients. Spoon into prepared ramekins and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly
browned and bubbly. Makes 12 appetizer servings.

Nutritional Value
Calories: 130 Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 260mg Vitamin C: 25%
Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 1g Protein: 7g Potassium: 176mg

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