So, one morning I was standing at the Keurig pouring cream into my coffee and I happened to glance at the recipe on the carton. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes using Horizon Organic half and half. It made me remember the days when Mother made scalloped potatoes. I am sure at one time she made them from scratch, but once boxed mixes were created so housewives could get dinner on the table pronto, a lot of homemade things were saved for dinner parties with friends.
Mother’s go-to was Betty Crocker’s Scalloped Potatoes. While they are pretty close to homemade, the amount of salt in the recipe really bothers me. When I saw the Horizon recipe, it made me long for a big pan of creamy potatoes with a giant meatloaf smothered in tomato sauce and a side of green beans. I knew what was for dinner (I had to substitute pork tenderloin for meatloaf because Miss Bee WILL NOT eat meatloaf. I think it’s the word “loaf” that bothers her).
3 cups thinly sliced russet potatoes
1 small onion, thinly sliced (I used just half because that’s all I had and it was plenty)
3 TBL chopped fresh parsley
2 cups Horizon Organic shredded cheddar cheese (I always shred my own cheese from a block because I think it melts better)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups Horizon Organic Half & Half
Preheat oven to 350 and butter a 3 quart casserole dish.
Layer 1/3 of potatoes, onions and parsley in bottom of pan. Sprinkle with 2/3 cups of cheddar cheese, then repeat for two more layers.
Pour half & half over casserole and sprinkle with remaining parsley and Parmesan.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then remove foil and bake for an additional 35 minutes.
They were a pretty big hit and plenty was left over for the next day. Now, I will be on the look out for more recipes on a box. Are there any recipes you have found off a box that turned out to be a keeper? Please share!