Au Gratin Cheesy Potatoes Recipe
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Au Gratin Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

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"This is one of my favorite ways to fix potatoes," Lois reports. Slices are coated with a cheesy sauce and topped with golden crumbs. "We often serve it with baked ham on New Year's Day," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups Basic White Sauce
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled, cooked and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 291 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 678mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein .


  1. In a saucepan, prepare a double recipe of the white sauce. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Gently stir in the potatoes until coated.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over potatoes. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until crumb topping is golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Au Gratin Potatoes in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p60

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Machensmama 44246
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"Family loved this recipe. I cubed the potatoes instead of sliced and added bacon. Will definitely use as my standard au gratin recipe from now on."

sstetzel 70817
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2012

"[quote user="cmkarkos"]The recipe calls for cooked potoates. It doesn't mention HOW. Do you bake them, boil them or what? And for how long?[/quote]

Personally I would boil them - just until they were fork tender.  I don't see any reason why you couldn't cheat and use canned, sliced potatoes as well.  The flavor wouldn't be as fresh and you'd want to decrease the salt for sure - but it would certainly work well & speed up the prep of the dish."

cmkarkos 70816
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2012

"The recipe calls for cooked potoates. It doesn't mention HOW. Do you bake them, boil them or what? And for how long? I haven't tried the recipe, but I want to. I'm just in the dark about the potatoes."

chocolatepies 77313
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"This is delicious."

jennsemo 89964
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"Started making this recipe then realize I didn't have enough cheddar. Made up the difference with Havarti! Wow, that was really good. Now, I alternate depending on the main dish I'm serving! Thanks for this recipe!"

jenny_b 70735
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2008

"This was great! My husband loved it. He thought the sauce was wonderful and he really liked the topping. Thank you for sharing this. :-)"

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