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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe for Two

These Au Gratin Potatoes are deliciously creamy and cheesy. We really love the added flavor of the onion baked inside.

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

 

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This recipe serves two people cooked in individual dishes for a romantic dinner, but could also be cooked in one dish if preferred. Plan ahead as it takes 1 ½ hours to bake, but is so worth it!

 

Need a main dish? Try this Tilapia Parm or these Individual Meatloaves.

 

How to make Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 C).

 

Spray two 20 ounce oven safe baking dishes with non-stick cooking spray. Click here for 20 ounce oven safe bowls.

 

For the Potatoes:

Slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch slices and slice the onions into rings. I love the food processor for slicing. Click here for a food processor.

sliced potatoes, a knife, and sliced onions on a cutting board

 

Layer half of the onions into the bottom of the prepared dishes, divided evenly

two bowls with sliced onions in the bottom

 

Add the potato slices, divided evenly between the dishes.

two bowls with sliced potatoes sprinkled with black pepper

 

Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper to taste.

 

Top with the other half of the onions, divided evenly.

two bowls filled with sliced potatoes topped with sliced onions

 

For the Sauce:

 

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.

butter and flour cooking in a sauce pan

 

Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened.

a white sauce and red spatula in a sauce pan

 

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

a cream sauce and red spatula in a sauce pan

 

Pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes, divided evenly. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper if desired.

two bowls filled with sliced potatoes, sliced onions, and topped with cheese sauce and black pepper

 

Cover the dishes with aluminum foil.

two bowls covered with foil on a baking sheet

 

Place the two dishes on a baking sheet.

 

Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.

 

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

 

 

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe For Two

 

 

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a close up of two bowls of au gratin potatoes
Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
 

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

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: creamy au gratin potatoes, homemade au gratin potatoes
Servings (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 620 kcal
Author: Zona
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 the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Spray two 20 ounce oven safe baking dishes with non-stick cooking spray. Click here for 20 ounce oven safe bowls.
For the Potatoes:
  1. Slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch slices and slice the onion into rings.
  2. Layer half of the onions into the bottom of the prepared dishes, divided evenly.
  3. Add the potato slices, divided evenly between the dishes.

  4. Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Top with the other half of the onions, divided evenly.

For the Sauce:
  1. In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute.
  3. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened.
  4. Add in the cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds.
  5. Pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes, divided evenly. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper if desired.

  6. Cover the dishes with aluminum foil.
  7. Place the two dishes on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.
  9. Broil for 2 – 5 minutes to brown the top, if desired.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 620 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 806mg 34%
Potassium 1184mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 22.3%
Vitamin C 19.6%
Calcium 58.6%
Iron 14.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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 cooked in individual dishes for a romantic dinner, but could also be cooked in one dish if preferred. Plan ahead as it takes 1 ½ hours to bake, but is so worth it! #AuGratin #potatoes #SideDishes #RecipesForTwo #DinnerForTwo

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