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Spicy Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Bake this decadent potato casserole in a single dish or as individual mini casseroles for a sweet farmhouse effect!
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Spicy Scalloped Potato

Spicy Scalloped Potato

Serves: 4
Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds, divided
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp chile powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a 10-inch baking dish, spread half of potato slices in an even layer, overlapping slightly if needed.
  3. In a medium skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Sprinkle in flour and whisk until combined (mixture will resemble a paste). Gradually whisk in milk until lumps smooth out and mixture begins to thicken. Add salt, black pepper, chile powder, cumin and pepper flakes; stir to combine. Add cheese and stir until completely melted, about 2 minutes. Pour three-quarters of chile-cheese sauce over potatoes. Layer remaining potatoes over top, overlapping slightly if needed. Top with remaining chile-cheese sauce.
  4. Transfer to over and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, uncovered, until browned and bubbly. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrients per serving (4.4 oz. scalloped sweet potatoes): Calories: 157, Total Fat: 8.5 g, Sat. Fat: 1.5 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Carbs: 14 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 4.5 g, Protein: 7 g, Sodium: 384 mg, Cholesterol: 4 mg

Nutritional Bonus: Thanks to the beta-carotene (vitamin A) offered by their orange hue, sweet potatoes may help stabilize blood sugar levels, boost metabolism and fight chronic diseases.