Side Dishes

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

May 17, 2017
Au Gratin Potatoes - creamy and delicious!

These Au Gratin Potatoes are deliciously creamy and cheesy. We really loved the added flavor of the onion baked inside. This recipe serves two people and could be cooked in individual dishes for a romantic dinner. Plan ahead as it takes 1 ½ hours to bake, but is so worth it!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.

Au Gratin Potatoes - ingredients

 

Slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch slices and slice the onions into rings.

 

 

Layer half of the potatoes into the bottom of the prepared dish. Top with the half of the onion slices. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Au Gratin Potatoes - first layer of potatoes and onions

 

Add the other half of the potatoes and the other half of the onions. Add more salt and pepper if desired.

Au Gratin Potatoes - second layer of potatoes and onions

 

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In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute.

Au Gratin Potatoes -cook butter, flour and salt

 

Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened.

 

 

Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds.

Au Gratin Potatoes - add cheese to pan

 

Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.

Au Gratin Potatoes - pour cheese sauce over potatoes

 

Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.

 

 

Broil for 2 – 5 minutes to brown the top if desired.

Au Gratin Potatoes - These Au Gratin Potatoes are deliciously creamy and cheesy. We really loved the added flavor of the onion baked inside. This recipe serves two people and could be cooked in individual dishes for a romantic dinner. Plan ahead as it takes 1 ½ hours to bake, but is so worth it!

 

Au Gratin Potatoes - These Au Gratin Potatoes are deliciously creamy and cheesy. We really loved the added flavor of the onion baked inside. This recipe serves two people and could be cooked in individual dishes for a romantic dinner. Plan ahead as it takes 1 ½ hours to bake, but is so worth it!
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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 45 mins
 
These Au Gratin Potatoes are deliciously creamy and cheesy. We really loved the added flavor of the onion baked inside. This recipe serves two people and could be cooked in individual dishes for a romantic dinner. Plan ahead as it takes 1 ½ hours to bake, but is so worth it!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 2
Calories: 593 kcal
Ingredients
For the potatoes
  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.

  2. Slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch slices and slice the onions into rings.
  3. Layer half of the potatoes into the bottom of the prepared dish. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the other half of the potatoes and the other half of the onions. Add more salt and pepper if desired.
  5. In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute.
  6. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened.
  7. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds.
  8. Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  9. Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.
  10. Broil for 2 – 5 minutes to brown the top if desired.

 

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