Parmasan Swiss Potatoes

By re1ndeer

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup parmasan cheese, grated

  • 1 Tbsp parsley flakes

  • 2 Tbsp margarine

  • 2 Tbsp flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 cups milk

  • 4oz. (1 cup) shredded swiss cheese

  • 1 (2lb.) pkg. frozen hash brown potatoes

Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 X 8 inch (2 QT.) baking dish. In a small bowl combine parmasan cheese and parsley; set aside.

  2. Melt margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and salt. Cook until mixture is smooth and bubbly, stirring constantly; gradually add milk. Cook until mixture slightly thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in swiss cheese until melted.

  3. Add potatoes to swiss cheese mixture breaking up clumps of frozen hasbrowns if necessary; mix well. pour into greased baking dish. Cover with foil.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Remove foil; stir in parmasan cheese mixture. bake uncovered for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  5. Makes 16 (1/2 cup) servings.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
16
Calories
110
Protein
5g
Carbohydrate
13g
Fat
5g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
240mg

side dish potatoes

6 replies

magyarme
magyarme 2011-09-30 03:16:18 -0500 Report

Potatoes are okay for diabetics as long as you remember to count them as a carbohytrate/ starch exchange. One exchnge = 15 grams of carbohydrates, so this recipe is okay.

To make this recipe healthier, replace the margarine with a spread such as Canola Harvest (no hydogenated oils; no trans fats), use fat free or low fat milk, and don't as salt. Experiment with seasonings or blends such as Mrs. Dash (no salt)

rebl
rebl 2011-09-21 22:47:39 -0500 Report

I like this. I have copied it to my recipe files 'n will try it out.

REb

Zoitsa
Zoitsa 2011-09-21 22:42:57 -0500 Report

I'm sorry, but this is a bad recipe. Margarine = trans fat: NO! Frozen potatoes, what you're too lazy to peel and cut up a few potatoes? You'd rather consume who-knows-what preservatives and whatever? Dried parsley- puleeze! Yuk! Fresh parsley is cheap and full of vitamins. Milk? What kind? A whole t. of salt, along with grated parmeson and fresh swiss cheese, both of which are plenty salty?You say 5 grs of fat without specifying.
My version: use real potatoes, canola oil, non-fat powdered milk, garnish with lots of fresh parsley at the end.