A typical side dish that makes it to the table to sit alongside a ham is scalloped potatoes. They can be rich and decadent especially when people enjoy the cheese flavour. So this recipe has reduced fat and more nutritious vitamins with the addition of sweet potatoes to the mix.
2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
1/4 cup (50 mL) all purpose flour
3 cups (750 mL) skim milk, warmed
1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled Stilton cheese
1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
3 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
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