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Green Chili Scalloped Potatoes

Green Chili Scalloped Potatoes

First of all, I want to send out a big thank you to all of the folks that have been talking about this site on your Facebook pages, blogs, and forums! Thank you for helping to spread the word – you rock! 🙂

Today’s new P90x recipe is a tasty twist on scalloped potatoes. It came out fairly mild, but still good. (At least this time my hubby didn’t think that I hadn’t added any spices at all! lol.) Nevertheless, if you like spiciness or more kick you might want to up the spices or chilies a bit. The cool thing about this one, though, is that you can alter it however you want depending on which other P90x servings you need to plug in for the day. Need more protein? Add some sliced kielbasa. Need vegis? Try green beans or thinly sliced zucchini. Have more dairy available? Add some grated cheese (sniff!) into the sauce to make this au gratin potatoes! =)

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tb. olive oil
  • 4 Tb. all-purpose flour
  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups milk (I used soy milk)
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 1 2.5 oz. can sliced olives
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • light sprinkle pepper

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Thinly slice potatoes, layering them on a plate. Fill the bottom of the plate with water and microwave on high for 8 minutes. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook for one minute. Add flour and cook, stirring with a whisk, for 2 minutes. Add milk and continue to stir until the mixture thickens. Add diced chilies, onion powder, salt, and pepper. In a casserole dish, place a layer of potatoes, spread sauce, and a sprinkle of olives, another layer of potatoes, spread sauce, sprinkle of olives, etc. until dish is filled and potatoes are covered in saucy goodness. Bake covered for 25 minutes, uncovered for 15 minutes. If it is bubbling but hasn’t browned yet, you can turn on the broiler for the last minute or two to get that toasty brown look on top!

P90x Nutrition Plan Portions:

1/4 of dish is 1 carb serving, 1/2 dairy serving, 1 fat serving.

P.S. Possible alterations: Add 4 oz. shredded low-fat cheddar or 6 oz shredded low-fat Mozzerella (add it after the sauce has thickened, stirring until it melts) for an additional dairy serving. Add 8 oz. sliced kielbasa for 1 additional protein serving. Add 2 cups sliced zucchini (microwave these along with the potatoes), for 1/2 additional vegi serving.

P.P.S. In the name of full disclosure, the olives also technically count as 1/4 fat serving. I’d ignore it, but hey. I tend to draw the line at 1/2 servings of things…cutting portions up any finer than that is crazy-talk, if you ask me! =)

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  1. Darby

    CJ
    Thanks for all the great recipes.

  2. P90X Beginner

    This looks like a great recipe, I can’t wait to try it. I have posted a few recipes on my new blog in my journey through P90X, and am always glad to find new ones. Great site, keep it up!

  3. Wen

    Hi! Sorry it took me a while to get back…busy lives leave little time for internet posting. So, I originally got the microwave info from a book called “Getting Started on Getting Well” by Dr. Loraine Day. I don’t agree with, or advocate all of her claims, but she does present some interesting information on various subjects that got me thinking. I checked out her website, but there was no search option to find the micowave info. Honestly, her website made me shy away from her a bit…just a little too fanatical for my taste…so I went looking for other sources. This link has similar information:
    http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/microwave-ovens-the-proven-dangers.html
    If you don’t want to read it all, there is a part at the end titled “Microwave Research Conclusions” that sums it up, but I thought it was all interesting.
    I tried to find info supporting microwaves, but most of the stuff I looked at said, “The FDA says they are safe.”
    Personally, I decided that the reduced food value was enough of a reason to throw the sucker out. I work hard to get veggies in my kids, and I want all those vitamins to count! 🙂 Also, I think everything really does taste better cooked and reheated on the stove or in the oven, and it really doesn’t take that much longer.
    Good luck to you as you look it all over!

  4. Wen

    This sounds so yummy! All of these posts seem older, so I hope you are still active on this site. I am just starting P90X and I’m thrilled to find such a great resource! I’m also excited to try out your pesto. Thanks! 🙂

    PS: I’ve read some research lately that said microwaves kill food value by 70 – 90%. It also said it reverses the polarity of the molecules from positive to negative (not exactly sure how that effects someone), and it does scary things to protiens. I actually read about it a few years ago, and threw out our microwave. Then I just reread it again today, so I thought I’d share. It also said most soy products, including soy milk, contain harmful toxins, and that rice or almond milk is much better, but in small doses due to the sugar content.

    Sheesh! Just when you thought you were being healthy, right?!

    1. CJ =)

      Hi Wen! So glad that you like the site! Yes, I’m still active, but I don’t post as frequently now that there is a good volume of back recipes on the site. Although I do anticipate posting a bit more now that my hubby is starting his second round of P90x and I’m coming up with some new recipes! =)

      Do you have a link for that info about microwaves and such? If it’s true, that’s a real bummer!
      Thanks for your comment!
      – CJ =)

  5. Norna

    i would have to say this was delicous thsnk you especially since i had turned a new leaf this new year and a new meal had beem necessary. Thank You for the new website

  6. Stephanie

    I tried this recipe for supper tonight (with a few changes) and the whole family raved about it! I doubled the recipe to feed us all and ended up having to cook it longer to get the potatoes done. I added turkey smoked sausage that I sliced and browned to bring out the flavor. I did not have any chilies so I added extra spice to the sauce instead. It was warm and bubbly and truly “comfort food” for a cold and rainy evening here in KY.
    Thanks for making healthy meals that don’t actually TASTE healthy! ( =

    1. CJ =)

      Mmm that sounds good, Stephanie! So glad it worked out for you guys. Just curious what extra spices you added to the sauce? I’m always looking for spice ideas.

      You’re very welcome about the health food that doesn’t taste healthy, what a nice compliment. My hubby turns up his nose at anything too healthy-seeming, lol, so necessity is the mother of invention! =) Thanks for taking the time to comment!
      – CJ =)

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