If you are a fan of cheesy potatoes, then this Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe is a must try. It’s so delicious and so filling, yet just 6 Points per serving.

It’s such a great side dish recipe to serve that always ends up being a hit. By adding in some nonfat Greek yogurt to the cheese sauce, I was able to give it a lot more volume and some extra protein, while cutting out fat and calories. Seriously, my potato slices were swimming in cheese sauce, and that’s exactly how I like it!

Because these au gratin potatoes are rich and filling, I’d suggest serving it as side to a light main dish, like grilled chicken or a salad. But these are definitely a carb and cheese lover’s dream.


Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes

These cheesy potatoes are to die for…so creamy and rich, and absolutely smothered in cheese. It’s a healthier version of a more traditional potatoes au gratin recipe and has a lot less calories and fat.


  • 4 medium sized potatoes, sliced about ¼” thick
  • 1 small onion, sliced into rings
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 4oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 2 cups fat free milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 1 quart casserole dish with non-fat cooking spray.
  2. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices, and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Stir in cream cheese, shredded cheese, and yogurt all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about a minute or so.
  4. Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake for about 1-1 ½ hours, or until potatoes are cooked through, and top of potatoes has begun to brown and crisp.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is about ¾ cup
Each serving = 6 Points

PER SERVING: 234 calories; 6g fat; 35g carbohydrates; 12g protein; 2g fiber


  1. Laura Elliott

    I made these for Christmas dinner and they were fabulous!

  2. Heather M

    Making these now! But not sure how it’s all supposed to fit in a 1qt dish! :) have the potatoes layered in a 4qt dish, just waiting for my mixture to thicken….