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 User ID: 6955561 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 User ID: 158954 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 User ID: 1066760 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 User ID: 6190850 77313
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"This is delicious."

jennsemo User ID: 1048026 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 User ID: 1692129 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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