Au Gratin Potato Recipe
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Au Gratin Potato Recipe

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A friend gave me this recipe when I needed a potato dish for a potluck. That was many years ago, but I still get compliments whenever someone tries it for the first time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 12 medium red or white potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 174 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 30-40 minutes or until tender. Drain and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  2. Peel potatoes and coarsely shred. Combine the salt, pepper and garlic salt. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer potatoes and salt mixture. Sprinkle with cheese; pour cream over all. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until golden. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Au Gratin Potatoes in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p44

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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 20182
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"I made a half a batch of these potatoes to serve with our supper tonight and my husband and I really enjoyed them. I will definitely be making this again!"

lutherallie User ID: 2823623 20180
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"I have made this recipe for years, only adding more cheese since my family loves it...always receive raves!"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 40271
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"Very fluffy potatoes. We used sharp cheddar, which we thought it needed. We also thought it needed more cream or milk or some melted butter. Even with those thoughts, the pan was still clean after dinner."

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