Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Au Gratin Potatoes are tradition in my family at Easter served with ham. These are my family favorite!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Butter a large square casserole dish.
  3. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish.
  4. Top with the onion, and add the remaining potatoes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  7. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute.
  8. Stir in milk.
  9. Cook until mixture has thickened.
  10. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds.
  11. Pour cheese mixture over the potatoes, sprinkle with paprika and cover the dish with aluminium foil.
  12. Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.


Most Helpful

After reviewing all the gratin recipes on zaar, I chose this one and it was a big hit with my family. I love that it uses ingredients I already had in my kitchen. This recipe is easy enough that I don't have to read the recipe next time around, I know it by heart now. I also took off the foil for the last 15 minutes, then let stand for 15 minutes after removing from the oven. Rich tasting and very creamy texture. This is a keeper!! Thanks

Eat and be Merry September 27, 2009

Really tasty! Don't forget the onion; it's not on the ingredient list! I used one diced sweet onion. I would have put paprika & some cayenne on top of the bottom layer & then again on top layer--paprika's taste really comes out when cooked & I love spicy foods! Excellent recipe!

Rengetsu October 26, 2009

Terriffic potatoes! So creamy and rich. I used 2tbsp butter instead of 3. I used 2% milk, and added a few dashes of garlic salt (we like garlic at our house). The garlic didn't really come through, but I think it probably did add to the flavor. Though they would've been excellent without it I'm sure. I used quite a bit of paprika on top, and it was delicious. For the onions, I used approximately 1/2 to 3/4 cup of diced onion as the middle layer. It added a great flavor to the dish as well. Thanks for the recipe.

SalterCooks June 21, 2009

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