Simple Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe
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Simple Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe

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These cheesy potatoes are always welcome at our dinner table, and they're so simple to make. A perfect complement to ham, this homey side dish also goes well with pork, chicken and other entrees. -Cris O'Brien, Virginia Beach, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes (about 6 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 224 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 605mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add potatoes and onion.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake 1 hour. Uncover; bake 30-40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Au Gratin Potatoes in Taste of Home June/July 2002, p35

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"Easy & delicious! Prepped night before. Used red potatoes (my favorite). I added bacon for added flavor & a bit more cheese on top. Used corn starch, instead of flour, for gluten-free!"

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"Really quick and easy sauce to make but after an hour had to turn my oven up to 425? to get my potatoes to cook. My husband loved them and I will use this recipe again!"

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"Easy to make and yummy!!"

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"We enjoyed this recipe. I followed the recipe as written except I added another cup of cheese on top and let them brown. For us it needed a bit more seasoning and onions"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"Amazing !!! It's a hit every time. I use almond milk instead of 2 %."

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