Mushroom Scalloped Potatoes

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

 

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes
 

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 ¼ cups milk 550 mL

4 oz cream cheese, cubed 125 g

¼ tsp EACH nutmeg, salt and black pepper 1 mL

4 to 6 cooked, peeled potatoes (2 lb/ 1 kg) 4 to 6

1 ¼ cups EACH fresh breadcrumbs and grated 300 mL

Cheddar or Swiss cheese
 

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 ¼"(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.
 

Makes 6 servings.

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.

Nutritional Information: Per Serving

Calories: 407 Protein : 15.3g Fat: 21.5g Carbohydrates: 40.0g Dietary Fibre: 3.8g
 

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

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