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Mushroom Scalloped Potatoes

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - The rich full-bodied flavour and texture of sauteed mushrooms and green onions add pizzazz to this "never fail" version of the classic. Pre-cooked potatoes shorten the cooking time.

Mushroom Scalloped Potatoes
Preparation time: 15 minutes - Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp butter 25 mL
  • 1 lb sliced fresh mushrooms 500 g
  • 4 large green onions, chopped 4
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 25 mL
  • 2 1/4 cups milk 550 mL
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cubed 125 g
  • 1/4 tsp EACH nutmeg, salt and black pepper 1 mL
  • 4 to 6 cooked, peeled potatoes (2 lb/1 kg) 4 to 6
  • 1 1/4 cups EACH fresh breadcrumbs and grated Cheddar or Swiss cheese 300 mL

Directions:

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in mushrooms and onions; cook, covered until tender, about 5 minutes.

Stir in flour. And then gradually stir in milk, cream cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Bring to boil, stirring constantly; cook until smooth and thickened. Pour into greased 8-cup (2 L) baking dish.

Cut potatoes into 1/4"(6mm) slices and fold into sauce. Sprinkle breadcrumbs and cheese on top. Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Tips:

For convenience cook potatoes a few days before. Cook potatoes until tender but firm; cover and cool or chill before slicing.

If potatoes have thin skins do not peel, you not only save time but will gain extra nutrition.

For more delicious recipe ideas visit Mushrooms Canada at www.mushrooms.ca.

Serving Size: Makes 6 Servings

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories: 407, Protein : 15.3 g, Fat: 21.5 g, Carbohydrates: 40.0 g, Dietary Fibre: 3.8 g


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