Potato bake is one of those dishes you keep going back for more, but there’s always a hint of guilt lingering over you as you devour its creamy goodness. But thanks to health blogger and nutritionist Lola Berry, you can indulge in the dish relatively guilt-free. This recipe from Lola’s latest book Food to make you glow is super-clean and gives you great boost of energy.

Healthiest Potato Bake



3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons quinoa flour
Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup almond milk
3 garlic cloves, finely diced
1 cup grated pecorino (or cheddar)
5 potatoes, skin on, thinly sliced
Flat-leaf parsley leaves, to serve


Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat, add the quinoa flour and stir everything together to form a paste. Season to taste and, while stirring, add the almond milk, garlic and half the cheese to make a thick, pasty sauce. The cheese should be melted and well combined.

Arrange an even layer of spud discs on the base of a baking dish, then spoon over a thin layer of sauce and spread evenly. Repeat the layers of spuds and sauce until you run out of ingredients, then top with the remaining cheese and bake for 45 minutes–1 hour, or until golden brown on top and bubbling. Remove from the oven, top with a handful of parsley leaves and serve.


This recipe is from Loal Berry’s Food to make you glow, published by Pan Macmillan Australia.