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healthy potato bake
Side Dishes
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Potato bake

This healthy, cheesy potato bake makeover recipe, makes a delicious side dish for lunch or dinner. It's not only low cost but has other tasty options to please everyone’s taste.
Serves: 6
Time to make: 40 mins
Total cost: $2.16 / $0.36 per serve

(at time of publication)


  • Instead of onions, use field mushrooms, and add a dash of nutmeg.
  • Layer sliced Brussels sprouts between the potatoes.
  • Use pumpkin or kumara instead of some of the potatoes.
  • Try different vegetables such as parsnips or celeriac instead of potatoes.

HFG tip

What we did to make this healthier makeover

Removed the cream and cheese: Scalloped potatoes or potatoes daphinoise is often made with cream and cheese layers. This isn’t necessary to get the cheesy flavour because when the milk cooks in this dish, curds separate and become cheesy and tasty.
Left the potato skin on: This boosts the nutrients and fibre.
Added onion, garlic and thyme: These add lots of tasty flavour without adding fat.
Used a strong cheese: parmesan is a highly flavoured cheese which means you don’t need to use very much to get lots of great taste.

Traditional potato bake (per serve)

Total energy 1370kJ
Total fat 21g (13g saturated fat)

HFG potato bake (per serve)

Total energy 650kJ
Total fat 3g (1g saturated fat)

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