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Tuesday Recipe: Cheddar Potato Gratin

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Potatoes are a great food to serve on St. Patrick’s Day – it can be incorporated into many Irish dishes, as it can be prepared in a variety of ways. This Cheddar Potato Gratin is an easy recipe to follow, leaving you time to celebrate other food and customs surrounding the remembrance of St. Patrick.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margerine
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely choppedCheddar Potato Gratin
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 pounds fresh, peeled
    russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9×9 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in butter for 1 minute; stir in flour with whisk until smooth.
  3. Gradually add milk and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until sauce is slightly thick. Stir in salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  4. Slice potatoes into about 1/8-inch thick slices, toss with cream sauce.
  5. Layer half of the potatoes in the baking dish and top with green onions. Sprinkle with half of each cheese, repeat until all ingredients are in the dish.
  6. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until potatoes are tender and top is golden brown. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving; cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

*Recipe adapted from

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Tuesday Recipe: Simple Cheese Lasagna

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

We all need quick meals to make when time is tight and everyone is hungry. Tonight, or any night, make this simple and delicious lasagna guaranteed to please the entire family!


  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, minced
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups tomato sauce
  • 12 no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 4 cups mozzarella, shredded


  • Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix the ricotta, 1 cup of the Parmesan, the basil, egg, salt, and pepper until well-combined.
  • Spread 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce over the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Place 3 of the noodles on top of the sauce and drop 3 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture down the center of each noodle, then spread it to an even thickness.
  • Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of the mozzarella.
  • Spoon 1 1/2 cups of the sauce evenly over the cheese. Repeat this layering 2 more times.
  • For the final layer, place the 3 remaining noodles on top.
  • Spread the remaining 1 1/4 cups sauce over the noodles.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella and then the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.Large Haeger Baker Blue
  • Spray a large sheet of foil lightly with vegetable oil spray and cover the lasagna. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and continue to bake until the cheese is browned and the sauce is bubbling, about 25 minutes longer.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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