Simple Au Gratin Potatoes
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 1 cup Kerrygold shredded cheddar cheese
- 5 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes (about 6 medium)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- Additional pepper, optional
- 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.
- Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake 1 hour. Uncover; bake 30-40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. If desired, top with additional pepper.
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Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 224 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 605mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
Nov 8, 2019
I loved this recipe the first time I made it! I found that if I stack up the potatoes and onions in my 8x8” Pyrex dish, and pour the cheesy rue over them to make it even better the second time I made it! However, using this method, pouring a drizzle of milk on top before covering keeps the whole dish very creamy! Family and friends always rave about it!
Nov 5, 2019
I have found my go-to au gratins! This recipe is easy and cheesy. Used a blend of regular and sharp cheddar. Haven't used the onion to date as I usually save that for scalloped potatoes. Freezes well. Just bake at 350 from frozen, covered in a prepared pan, with a splash of milk for about an hour.
Nov 2, 2019
This recipe is so easy and delicious. I like it because it doesn't have mustard in the recipe. I have made this twice and delicious every time. Also, I sliced the onions thin once and diced them the other time. Both times delicious.
Oct 29, 2019
I love this recipe! After I made the sauce I realized that I didn't have enough so I made half of the recipe
Sep 30, 2019
I doubled the recipe and tripled the cheese. Replaced the 2% with whole milk. Also added a little garlic powder and paprika. Delicious! ?????????
Sep 30, 2019
After further evaluation this recipe is bumped up to three stars. To get it right, you must cook the dish at lower temperature for a longer duration. I found starting at 400 for 40 minutes and then dropping the temp to 300 in a convection oven for 90 minutes to be successful. The cheese bechamel is still holding and the potatoes are cooked as far as I can tell using a toothpick to test the softness. Feel free to add your own touches to make this dish your own. Overall an kk recipe but it needs work to turnout properly.
Sep 9, 2019
This recipe is easy
Jul 20, 2019
I use the sauce in this recipe for either potatoes or macaroni. It's very reliable. I usually double the recipe if I'm cooking for my family of six. A nice touch is to sautee chopped onion in the butter at the beginning, and then continue as instructed with the onion included in the sauce.
Jun 30, 2019
I followed this recipe exactly. I think people that have included in their review that the potatoes were not cooked enough did not interpret the recipe correctly. I believe the recipe could be more clearly written that after you cook covered for 1 hour, you THEN remove the cover and cook for an ADDITIONAL 30-40 minutes. That is plenty of time-- the potatoes were quite soft. You DEFINITELY do NOT need to precook the potatoes first. That is a waste of every working person's limited time. Do be aware that you need to set aside AT LEAST TWO HOURS of time to prepare, cook, and cool this dish. I liked it a lot but would add a bit more than the 1 cup of cheese the next time.
Jun 10, 2019
Looks easy enough. I never made this before, I always used the box but after looking at the video, I will make this from scratch from now on.