Au Gratin Peas and Potatoes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Feb. 17, 2023
While this delicious potato skillet is a wonderful side dish, we find it satisfying enough to be a main course, too. The skillet preparation takes less time than it does to bake an au gratin casserole or scalloped potatoes—but it's still good old-fashioned comfort food at its best! —Marie Peterson, DeForest, Wisconsin
Au Gratin Peas and Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cups sliced peeled cooked potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until tender.
  2. Layer with potatoes, salt, peas, 1 cup cheese and bacon. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until heated through, about 10 minutes.
  3. Combine mayonnaise and milk until smooth; pour over bacon. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

.75 cup: 354 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 596mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein.

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