Simple Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe
- 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
- 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.
3/4 cup: 224 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 605mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
Reviews for Simple Au Gratin Potatoes
"I'm eating these potatoes as I'm typing. Cut the recipe in half as it's just my husband and I Taste good. I put less salt in it as the cheese I used was a little salty. Worked out perfectly. In the last 15 minutes of bake time I raised the temperature to 425 degrees. I like my potatoes golden. Then I sprinkled on more cheese, a blend of cheddar and monterey jack, until golden. Think next time I might add some finely diced ham and parsley or sprinkle with crispy crumbled bacon."
"Favorite at our home, but I leave the salt to everyone's discretion."
"SALTY! I doubled the recipe and used only 2 teaspoons of salt in total and it was still way too much. These are good but the salt is distracting."
"This was good, not great. Omitted the onions and added more cheese and breadcrumbs. It came out a little runny but that could have been my fault as I probably could have left it in the oven longer. Probably will need to tweak a bit more."
"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!"
"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!"
"Easy to make and yummy!!"
"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"
"Amazing !!! It's a hit every time. I use almond milk instead of 2 %."
"Just made these potatoes last night. Used a little less salt as recommended and used the cheese I had on hand...shredded Colby & Monterey Jack. All other directions I followed as given. The result...the best au gratin potatoes I have ever made or tasted. I never go wrong with a Taste of Home recipe."
"Good recipe; can use the cheese mixture on Mac n cheese too. I made mine gluten and lactose free by using gluten free flour mix and lactaid milk and added more butter, melted it and poured some on top with extra cheese before baking. Great left over with eggs..... Garlic and onion powder for extra flavor."
"These were great. Easy to make and every one enjoyed them. Great recipe."
"Perfect. I added about a half tsp of thyme. I also used skim milk because that's what I had, and yellow potatoes instead of russets. Very good."
"Simple fast and great tasting"
"Easy and delicious! Added some bacon for extra flavor. Great recipe..."
"Enjoyed by all! I had never fixed au gratin potatoes before. This was simple and easy."
"These were so easy and delicious. I halved the recipe because there is just hubby & myself. I used part cheddar and part pepper jack because that's what I had in the house. I grated the onion so the flavor would be throughout the dish. Very enjoyable."
"Good basic recipe I will tweek this to make it El Paso and Corbell family perfect (for us). Thanks for a great start!"
"Delicious easy to prepare. I fix this potato dish every couple of weeks . So not to tired of it to soon."
"Easy, delicious, and a hit! I added more cheese because... why not!?"
"Made these yesterday and followed recipe! Delicious!"
"Turns out great every time! I add a pound of sausage for a no-hassle meal that everyone loves!"
"Enjoyed this recipe. I added bacon and a couple different cheeses. My family loved it."
"Loved this recipe! I added diced up garlic also and seasoned with my own lite kick. I also used multiple cheeses. This was my first time making it. It is a keeper!"
"Excellent! Cut the recipe in half and didn't bake it as long, and it came out terrific! Will definitely make this again."
"this recipe was very easy and looks good. I only changed one thing and that was just using half the salt which happens to be way too much also. you should add salt last, the cheese can have lots of salt and the butter too. It is ruined and will go in the trash and I hate wasting food. sad sad"
"Excellent flavor and easy to make. Next time I will diced garlic and jalapeno for added flavor and some Texas kick. Rick"
"Wonderful and easy. Doubled the recipe. The best au gratin/scalloped potato recipe I've found. So good that after serving 10 on Christmas Day, I was asked to make it again to go with the left-over ham. For the cheese I used 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar and 1 cup shredded Colby & Montery jack cheese. This is a keeper."
"I've looked for years for a recipe that cooks the potatoes completely and now I've found it. Very tasty and quick to put together. Not one complaint or alteration needed:)"
"First time making this recipe. The neighbors that I shared it with and myself said it was really good. It had good flavor and the potatoes were perfect. I usually share with my friends when trying new recipes. I like the way this recipe is put together."
"My family says "you knocked it outta the ballpark with this one"! I think that means I'll be buying more potatoes :). Easy to make too (and I'm a novice cook at best)! We truly love this!"
"It is awesome"
"Always a big hit in my house!"
"dollargirl, how did it go making for 100 people? Very curios, I was thinking about trying it."
"I tried this a couple of weeks ago and my family loved it. I'm going to make it again tomorrow for a crowd of 100 people! Wish me luck!"
"A go-to in my home. Lots of sauce, but I too add an addition potato and it is perfect!"
"Very good flavor but a bit heavy on the onion. In following the recipe exactly, I felt there was too much sauce, which can easily be remedied by adding another potato or two to soak up more of the sauce. Next time I may add a minced clove of garlic as someone else suggested to see how that tastes as well as cut back a bit on the onion. Otherwise a very good side dish that was fairly easy to make."
"Very tasty dish. I added a 4.5 ounce can of mild green chiles to the recipe and it added just the right amount of zip for my families tastes. I also used a combination of red and Yukon gold potatoes, kept the peels on just scrubbed them well and sliced. With the addition of the peels and the chiles it amped up the flavors and the visual appeal as well."
"Simple to make, really good. Great basic recipe."
"Very tasty,,but next time I will double the sauce to make it creamier. I also added 1/8 tsp. of Thyme to give it extra flavor."
"My very picky husband (who doesn't really like scalloped potatoes) said these are great. Guess all he needed was a little cheese to change his mind!"
"This was great! Even my picky eater husband liked it! I used red and Yukon Gold potatoes and did not peel them. Yum!"
"This is the same recipe that I grew up on. The only change I made was using 1 tsp. onion powder instead of the chopped onion (I just added it to the sauce mixture). Still yummy after all these years. A definite keeper!"
"Love this recipe! I add minced garlic when melting the butter. I've made this 3 times and the last time I doubled everything but the potatoes to make sure it was extra creamy. My family loved it!"
"I love that these potatoes are so creamy and delicious and made with real cheese (not processed cheese food product). I served these for Christmas dinner alongside a prime rib roast. My sister followed me into the kitchen as I cleared the table after dinner, picking the last little bits from the pan. :) They are so good!"
"These were so easy to make and so very good! Nice and cheesy. I shredded my own sharp cheddar cheese and the taste was fantastic! This recipe is a keeper!"
"Excellent, and easy. I like it when I look at a recipe and realize the ingredients are in my kitchen.After taking the cover off, I added a few French fried onions. I will make this again."
"This is exactly what it is supposed to taste like. I've tried several recipes, but I'm done looking. This is the one."
"great au gratin recipe. just like mom used to make. omitted onion & increased potatoes. served alongside ham & havard beets."
"Old style simplicity with home comfort taste. My husband and boss were very impressed. Made alongside baked chicken, cooked carrots, and biscuits."
"Just an excellent au gratin potatoe recipe!"
"Very good and easy potatoes. The first time I made they were pretty rich with alot of sauce. The next time I made using about 6 cups of potatoes and they were perfect! I lighten them up with light margarine, skim milk and 2% cheese."
"Delicious! I added in thinly sliced kielbasa, green onions, and used garlic salt instead of table salt. I also covered the top with another layer of cheese after the first hour of covered baking, so when it was done there was a nice brown cheesy crust on top. Will definitely make this again."
"This was absolutely delicious!!! Will make again very soon :)"
"very good. I think next time, I will add more pepper, but really really good.."
"These are the best au gratin potatoes I've ever made. Very rich and cheesy, in fact my mom thought I used cream instead of milk."
"This recipe is very easy to make. I doubled the cheese, cut the onion in half plus I placed 3 strips of bacon in the bottom of the casserole dish and 4 strips of bacon across the top. My family loved this. I definately be making this again."
"Tastes like my grandmas! Delicious!!"
"This was simple and very tasty. I used green onions instead of white. I will make this again!"
"Yummy, yummy, yummy. Will make this again and again!"
"This is an excellent basic au gratin potato recipe. Because we love cheese so much, I added an extra 1/4 cup or so of grated cheddar."