Au Gratin Peas and Potatoes Recipe
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Au Gratin Peas and Potatoes Recipe

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While this delicious potato skillet is a wonderful side dish, we find it satisfying enough to be a main course, too. The skillet preparation takes less time that it does to bake an au gratin casserole or scalloped potatoes- but it's still good old-fashioned comfort food at its best!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cups sliced peeled cooked potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 679 calories, 44 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 1038 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 23 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until tender.
  2. Layer with potatoes, salt, peas, 1 cup of cheese and bacon. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Combine mayonnaise and milk until smooth; pour over bacon. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Au Gratin Peas and Potatoes in Country Woman January/February 2000, p29

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"Bacon drippings are what really gives this recipe it's flavor, so don't omit!"

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"tasty, except I was confused with the last step. So I ended up simmering the pot a little longer until the gravy mixture bubbles."

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