November 08, 2020

Healthier Cheesy Potatoes

These Healthier Cheesy Potatoes taste rich and decadent like the classic but skip the condensed soup and are lightened up with Greek yogurt, 2% milk and whole-wheat flour!

This post has been sponsored by Scotch-Brite . All thoughts and opinions are my own.Healthier Cheesy Potatoes

Have you been to many potlucks or holiday gatherings where cheesy potatoes weren't on the menu? Me neither. Here in the Midwest, cheesy potatoes are a staple dish. Some people call them funeral potatoes because they are often served at funerals since they are comforting. Whatever you call them, in my experience, they are always the first dish to disappear from a gathering. Everyone loves cheesy potatoes which is why I decided to make them in true Nutritionist Reviews fashion, a little healthier. Introducing  healthier cheesy potatoes! 

I'm also sharing how I make cleanup easier with the amazing Scotch-Brite® Advanced Scrub Dots Non-Scratch Scrubbers. They are the best! Shop now at Kroger for these scrubbers. 

homemade healthier cheesy potatoes

How to make healthier cheesy potatoes?

Typically, cheesy potatoes use condensed soup mix and while I've made it that way, I always felt a little funny about adding condensed soup to my food since this is not typically an ingredient that I use in my kitchen. I skipped using any soup mix and instead used plain Greek yogurt, 2% milk and white whole-wheat flour to make these cheesy potatoes healthier. The most important part is that they still taste delicious. They make the best Thanksgiving or Christmas dish!

Healthier Cheesy Potatoes

Ingredients for healthier cheesy potatoes

For this recipe, I purchased all of my ingredients at Kroger which is within walking distance of my house. I love Kroger because the ingredients are really fresh and it is affordable to shop there.

-Frozen hash brown cubes (can also use shredded)




-White whole-wheat flour

-Low-sodium chicken broth

-2% milk

-Plain Greek yogurt

-Salt and pepper

-Sharp cheddar cheese

pan of Healthier Cheesy Potatoes

My entire family went nuts for these healthier cheesy potatoes because they are just a feel-good classic comfort food recipe that everyone loves. I love having this still pretty simple recipe to make but knowing that I am skipping some of the other ingredients that I wasn't a big fan of. 

The only negative thing about this recipe is that the cheesy can get stuck on the baking dish pretty badly making clean-up a pain. Luckily, I have the best solution. The Scotch-Brite® Advanced Scrub Dots Non-Scratch Scrubbers get off any stuck-on food pretty easily. I buy mine at Kroger along with all of the ingredients for these cheesy potatoes. They can be found with the other dish products in the store. These Advanced Scrub Dots can get all of the food that is stuck-on off so I highly recommend keeping a few of these on hand for easy cleanup. 

With Troy's family, we always have an amazing potluck party where everyone brings a dish. To be honest, I am not sure what we will feel comfortable with this year due to the pandemic but I hope we can celebrate the holidays together. Someone usually is very kind to volunteer for dish-duty and these scrubbers would be amazing for cleaning all of the pans and dishes.

The Advanced Scrubs Dots are made to resist odors and rinse clean easily. They are non-scratch which is safe on non-stick pans. They also dry really quickly compared to other products. I bought a few packs of these to have on hand for the holiday season.

Healthier Cheesy Potatoes

Yield: serves 4 

Healthier Cheesy Potatoes

These Healthier Cheesy Potatoes taste rich and decadent like the classic but skip the condensed soup and are lightened up with Greek yogurt, 2% milk and whole-wheat flour!
Prep Time:  15 minutes Cook time: 25-30 minutes Total time: 40-45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 32 ounce bag frozen diced hash brown potatoes (can be defrosted)
  • 1/3 cup green onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8-ounce block of extra sharp cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the onion and sauté until just softened. Add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  2. Add in the flour to the pan and stir for 1 minute. Continue to stir and add in the milk and chicken broth. Stir and cook until thickened for about 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and in a large bowl, stir in the onion mixture, Greek yogurt, potatoes, green onions, salt and pepper and cheese.
  4.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8 x 11 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  5. Pour potato mixture into pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until mixture is bubbling and cheese is melty.

Try more potato side dishes

Sweet Potato Pie Bites

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Hasselback Potato Gratin

Salt and Vinegar Smashed Potatoes

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  1. Can u tell me what % of milkfat in the Greek yogurt for the cheesy potatoes? They sound amazing!!

    1. I used 2% but any should work depending on how rich you want it!


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