Mexican Scalloped Potatoes


Scalloped potatoes are typically thinly sliced potatoes layered with cheese and some kind of dairy, like milk or cream and topped breadcrumbs. The dish is served as a side dish. These Mexican scalloped potatoes take that concept of scalloped potatoes but adds a Mexican flavor to it and makes it a main dish instead of a side dish. Plus instead of the dairy like milk or cream it uses Alfredo sauce. At first I was not sure about using an Alfredo sauce with the Mexican flavors, but it works, it really tastes good.

Mexican Scalloped Potatoes
Ingredients:
7-8 medium-large russett potatoes, thinly sliced
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
2 teaspoons taco seasoning
1/2 cup no salt added tomato sauce
1 cup salsa
1-2 pinches red pepper flakes, optional
2 cups Alfredo sauce
3 cups shredded colby jack cheese

Directions:
Add the thinly sliced potatoes to a large pot and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil and boil the potatoes for 8-10 minutes, or until they are just starting to soften. Drain and set aside.

In a large skillet, cook the ground turkey and onions until the ground turkey is completely cooked and crumbled. Add in the taco seasoning, tomato sauce and salsa, stirring to mix. Simmer the mixture for 5 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400ยบ F.  Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Evenly lay half of the potatoes down into the prepared baking dish. Spread on half of the Alfredo sauce and top with 1 cup shredded cheese. Evenly spread on half of the ground turkey mixture.

Evenly lay the rest of the potatoes on top of the turkey mixture. Spread on the remaining Alfredo sauce and top with 1 cup shredded cheese. Evenly spread on the remaining ground turkey mixture.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until the dish is hot and bubbling slightly. Top with the remaining shredded cheese and broil for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly golden.

Enjoy!!!

Notes:
I used my Homemade Basic Alfredo Sauce.

Depending on how spicy your like things and how spicy your salsa is, you can add 1-2 pinches of red pepper flake or leave them out completely.


Nutrition Facts

Serves: 12

Amount Per Serving

Calories 392

Total Fat

23g

Saturated Fat

13.7g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0.2g

Monounsaturated Fat

1g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

96g

Sodium

397.4g

Potassium

97.7g

Total Carbohydrates

26.1g

Dietary Fiber

3.1g

Sugars

2.6g

Protein

18.9g

Vitamin A 17.96% Vitamin C 3.82%

Calcium 46.58% Iron 10.76%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from The Recipe Rebel.

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