Golden Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe
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Golden Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe

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During the many years I've made this creamy potato dish, I haven't run into anyone who didn't like it! The sauce is very flavorful and just the right consistency—not too thick or too thin. For a family dinner or potluck dish, this casserole is always a winner. —Lavonne Hartel Williston, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 3 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-1/2 cups crushed cornflakes

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 449 calories, 27g fat (18g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 855mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine soup, sour cream, 1/2 cup butter, onion and salt. Stir in potatoes and cheese. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Toss cornflakes and remaining butter; sprinkle over potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Golden Au Gratin Potatoes in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p31

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mlkelley0401 User ID: 6518639 78506
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"Love this recipe! Make it every year for Easter or every time we have ham."

1275 User ID: 6324211 52395
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"Best cheesy potato casserole EVER! My family loved it, the cornflake topping gives it a crunch. I halved this recipe and it easily served our family of 6, with more left over. Instead of using condensed chicken soup, try making a white sauce with some chicken broth. I used 4 1/2 cups of shredded potatoes instead of frozen hash brown potatoes. (I did halve the recipe.) It was great, will make again."

carollarsen User ID: 5337382 92322
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"This is easy and very tasty. My guests went back for thirds. I added more very sharp cheese and used Panko crumbs instead of corn flakes. Two suggestions: mash down the potatoes a litte as they tended to be a bit too hard and put under the broiler the last few minutes for a nice crusty top."

lpluhm User ID: 3006953 72006
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"I made this recipe for a large gathering. I baked it in several pans in the oven and then transferred to a crock pot to serve. It received rave reviews."

judidrum User ID: 487912 77507
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2009

"what are "southern style" hash browns?"

momax2 User ID: 1024666 85769
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2009

"I love this recipe & have been making it since I saw it in the mag. For potato casseroles, this one is the BEST!"

sunflower2005 User ID: 1334589 204191
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2008

"My friends all like this dish, make it for all of the holidays. Take it to a chicken cook out every year. They come back for more and want the recipe. D Goldstone"

angmglover User ID: 1711533 204190
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2008

"This is THE BEST cheesy potato recipe I have made or tasted. I take this to every potluck and always receive compliments. Very easy to prepare. I usually omit the topping-just a personal preference. It has been a favorite since 2002."

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