Roasted Garlic Scalloped Potato and Carrot Stacks

Perfect for a dinner party, thinly sliced potatoes and carrots baked in a roasted garlic cream sauce. It is even low calorie and low fat.
These are awesome for a dinner party! Roasted Garlic Scalloped Potato and Carrot Stacks Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Side Dish

How about adding Roasted Garlic Scalloped Potato and Carrot Stacks to your Easter menu? It is another one of those dishes I love to call “extra veggies”. I decided to sneak some vegetables into the potatoes, so my daughter would have a little extra veggies with dinner. She actually loved them and ate one before dinner. I had made them a little earlier in the day, so I could get pictures of them for the blog. Then, of course, the vultures started circling. My husband wanted to try one and if he was getting one, my daughter insists on trying it too. If she wants to eat vegetables before dinner, I say go for it. I added a head of roasted garlic to the sauce just for my husband, who believes all food should have garlic in it.


While my daughter has a good palate and will eat a wide variety of foods, she isn’t food motivated. You know how they always tell you, kids eat when they are hungry so don’t force them. Nope, that didn’t work for us. If she does not love something, she will not eat. It doesn’t matter how hungry she is. Since we don’t want her to have my weight issues, we always let her stop when she was full and eat when she was hungry. Well that backfired on us! Go figure. She did not grow in height or weight this past year like she should have. After lots of blood work, the doctor said she wasn’t eating enough. Here we thought we were doing the right thing, not forcing her to finish her plate, giving her lots of healthy options, etc. The doctor told us to get her to eat anyway we can, cover everything with cheese if necessary. She is a cheeseaholic and was beyond thrilled to hear that news. We have made a concerted effort to get her to eat more, and it is doing the trick. She grew almost an inch just in February! Big relief!

These are awesome for a dinner party! Roasted Garlic Scalloped Potato and Carrot Stacks Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Side Dish

You know food is so tricky. Here we are thinking we are teaching her all of these healthy eating habits, but it was not what was right for her. I have this theory,(totally non-medically based) that the reason we keep getting study after study that gives contradictory results about food, is that it really is different for everyone. We all have different food needs, and you just have to find what works for you. Some people feel great on a vegan diet, others on low carb, others with everything in moderation. That is why I don’t pass judgment on someone else’s eating plan. It drives me absolutely insane when other people do. I start yelling at my computer when I see people leaving comments telling someone else how they should or should not eat. It totally throws me into a tizzy. I have to back away from the computer and take some deep breaths. Woo! That is a load off my mind.

Back to these scrumptious Roasted Garlic Scalloped Potatoes and Carrot Stacks. Feel free to make one big pan if you would like. I am a mini sized food fanatic and also loved that I could freeze the stacks we did not eat. Try these out for yourself and let me know what you think. I bet even the Easter Bunny would love them.
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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

These are awesome for a dinner party! Roasted Garlic Scalloped Potato and Carrot Stacks Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Side Dish

 

Yields 12

Serves 2 stacks

Roasted Garlic Scalloped Potato and Carrot Stacks

20 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup 2% fat milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 peppercorns
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 small head roasted garlic or black garlic*
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. red potatoes, 1/8 inch slices
  • 1 lb. carrots, 1/8 inch slices
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Spray two muffins tins with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In small saucepan heat milk, bay leaf, peppercorns and thyme until it is barely a simmer. Turn off the heat and let sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Strain into a blender and add flour, garlic, salt and pepper. Puree.
  4. Alternating between potato slices and carrot slices, stack the slices into each muffin cup.
  5. Pour about 1 tbsp. milk into each cup.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Cover with foil.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Take the foil off and cook for another 20 minutes.

Notes

*To roast garlic - cut off the a small slice from the stem. Wrap in foil and bake in a 425 degree oven for 1 hour. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Then you can simply push out the cloves from the skin.

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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Christie this looks delicious and what a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables. I have to agree with you on the food intake as well. I feel that not everyone can eat one way or the other. It has to be what is right for them and their chemical make up. I'm glad your daughter is growing and you were able to find a solution. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
  2. This is so elegant and so gorgeous!! This will be a great addition to Easter Dinner/Brunch
  3. What a great idea to use carrots! I must try your recipe, it looks delish!
  4. it seems that everyone has an opinion when it comes to food - and share that opinion far too often if you ask me. My son had issues gaining weight when he was young, and we were going for weigh ins every other month or so. Our doctor told us to feed him anything he wanted - cheese and milkshakes seemed to do the trick :) hopefully your daughter continues to gain and grow, and as for these veggie bundles- anything with cream and garlic and parmesan is going to get gobbled up over here
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Heather, You are so right, everyone has an opinion all too often. We go back at the end of this month and hopefully they are happy with her growth.
  5. Nice recipe. I have always loved scalloped potatoes and I can never have too much garlic. This is a nice twist on a classic!
  6. These have been added to my menu! what an awesome idea!
  7. These look amazing, Christie! I'm always looking for new ways to cook potatoes.
  8. So pretty Christie! And I love the mix of flavors and vegetables! This would make a great side dish for a special meal.
  9. This is an original idea of how to put two delicious things together! I wish I had your creative mind, but since I don't I might just use yours ;)
  10. Mmm! These look great!
  11. Love this dressed up way to serve scalloped potatoes!
  12. i seriously believed that was a biscuit sandwich looking at it on my phone! But in any case looks delicious! I agree that everyone's diet need to suit the person!
  13. A truly elegant edition to any table setting. How wonderful. xo, Catherine
  14. These would be great stacks to add to any meal and I really like the idea to use these for an appetizer for entertaining! I'm with you, what works for you may not necessarily work for others as far as eating habits go! It changes too, just like the advice of health professionals!
  15. Great way to get those extra veggies in.
  16. I know this is a recipe we'd really enjoy at our house! Great post!
  17. Recipe looks yummy!

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