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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe for Two

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

These Au Gratin Potatoes are deliciously creamy and cheesy. We really love 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!

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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).

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Spray two 20 ounce oven safe baking dishes with non-stick cooking spray. Click 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 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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Yield: 2 servings

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

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!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

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 shredded Cheddar cheese

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 for 20 ounce oven safe bowls.

For the Potatoes:

  1. Slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch slices and slice the onion into rings. A food processor works great for this. Click for a food processor.
  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.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 620 Saturated Fat: 21g Cholesterol: 101mg Sodium: 806mg Carbohydrates: 55g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 10g Protein: 23g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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