Make cheesy potato casserole according to a Food Network recipe by baking a combination of potato slices, grated cheese, cream and seasonings. A lighter recipe is available on the EatingWell website.
Follow the instructions from the Food Network website by heating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mince one shallot and one garlic clove. Peel and slice three medium russet potatoes. Prepare 2 cups grated cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Prepare a baking dish by greasing it with butter and scattering a very small amount of the minced shallot on the bottom of the dish.
Cook 2 cups heavy cream with the remaining shallot and garlic in a saucepan, adding salt and pepper to taste. Allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes until it thickens slightly. Arrange alternating layers of potato slices with the grated cheese, and pour them over the cream mixture, and top with the rest of the cheese. Cover the dish with foil, bake it for one hour, then discard the foil and continue to bake for another 15 minutes or until the casserole develops a golden-brown crust. Allow it to cool slightly.
A lighter version of a cheesy potato casserole recipe by EatingWell combines blanched diced potatoes with a mixture of milk, cornstarch, shredded cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt and chopped onion. Crushed unsweetened cornflakes make a crunchy topping.