The Very Best Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

Rich, creamy and very cheesy….this is the Very Best Potatoes Au Gratin recipe around. Thinly sliced potatoes are combined with butter, cream and tons of cheese before being baked to a bubbly, golden perfection. Simple to prepare and fantastic for entertaining.

Completely from scratch and so easy to make, this is the Very Best Potatoes Au Gratin recipe ever. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

We are right smack in the middle of the winter…you know that time when you’re so over the cold, the holidays are long behind us and you’re starting to get the itch to buy a new pair of flip flops….even though you won’t be able to wear them for several months.  What’s worse is…we just had an unseasonably warm weekend and that pool in our backyard, which still resembles a cement jail cell, is making me antsy for long summer days.

Completely from scratch and so easy to make, this is the Very Best Potatoes Au Gratin recipe ever. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

But today, the weather has plummeted back down (well, to the 50’s for a high today) and it’s a reminder that summer is a long ways off.  I’ll have to cover the grill again and retreat back to the kitchen to immerse myself in comfort foods like meatloaf, mashed potatoes and Salisbury steak. And these amazing….completely from scratch…Potatoes Au Gratin.  I mean, seriously, what’s better than paper thin potato slices baked in a creamy sauce of butter, garlic and cream with tons of cheese tossed in for good measure. Comfort food doesn’t get any better than this my friends.

Completely from scratch and so easy to make, this is the Very Best Potatoes Au Gratin recipe ever. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

The Very Best Potatoes Au Gratin is just that…the very best…baked until bubbling like a cheesy lava pool with a golden brown crust on top, this is the perfect side dish to your Sunday prime rib dinner….or your Easter ham. You can assemble the dish in advance and bake it just before serving, it’s perfect for entertaining.

Completely from scratch and so easy to make, this is the Very Best Potatoes Au Gratin recipe ever. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

You know you have a winner recipe when the family begs you to make a recipe and the Very Best Potatoes Au Gratin recipe shows up on our table over and over again. They’re fantastic with my Oven Fried chicken, too!  Talk about a comfort dinner….and if you want to get a little fancy make THIS truffled potatoes au gratin to really wow your friends and family.

Completely from scratch and so easy to make, this is the Very Best Potatoes Au Gratin recipe ever. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

The Very Best Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: potatoes au gratin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 297 kcal
Author: Kellie

Tender potatoes in a velvety smooth cheese sauce, that's what you want in a side dish and this Potatoes Au Gratin recipe is the best side dish ever made.

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Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Butter
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 2 cups shredded white cheddar
  • 5 cups thinly sliced yukon gold potatoes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute. Whisk in the cornstarch, salt and pepper until smooth.
  3. Gradually add the milk and bring to a boil. Cook the sauce stirring constantly until thickened, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese until melted. Stir in the potatoes.
  5. Transfer to a 2 quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 30-45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the sauce is golden brown and bubbling.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to stand 5-10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 580mg 24%
Potassium 549mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 12.2%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 30.9%
Iron 20.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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