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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Angela User ID: 9141679 265738
Reviewed May. 8, 2017

"Love this dish! It takes some time but is well worth the effort."

PageRD User ID: 5881442 264867
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

"So easy and the flavors blended just perfectly. I wouldn't change a thing and I'll make this again and again."

Dinah66 User ID: 4558177 260695
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2017

"Very very good. Everyone enjoyed this."

Dinah66 User ID: 4558177 260694
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2017

"Very very good. Everyone enjoyed this."

Sfcollins User ID: 7951672 260408
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2017

"Great recipe Followed the recipe as shown and it was great. Golden brown on top and yummy inside. Will be cooking this again, family loved it."

qball17 User ID: 8093573 257072
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2016

"Great side dish on the holidays , Everyone loves them."

Lexie61 User ID: 7313316 254402
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"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."

goffhouse3 User ID: 979364 253243
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

"Favorite at our home, but I leave the salt to everyone's discretion."

Linda4325 User ID: 8723650 253160
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"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."

KathyDiNi User ID: 8513985 252426
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"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."

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