Easiest Au Gratin Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is the only way my family will eat au gratins. Very easy and quick, but with big flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray a large, deep loaf pan with non-stick oil spray.
  2. Layer frozen potatoes and cheese, making three layers, and ending with cheese.
  3. Pour cream or half& half evenly over all.
  4. Cover pan with foil and seal well.
  5. Bake at 375 for 1 hour, removing foil for last 15 minutes.
  6. I don't usually add salt before baking as most cheddars are fairly salty.
  7. This can be varied by using different cheeses such as swiss, blue, smoked gouda, etc.
  8. You can also use plain hash browns if you don't like the onion/green pepper taste.
  9. I've never made this using the low-fat/non-fat versions of cheese or cream, but I wouldn't recommend subbing them.
  10. The glory of this recipe is its decadence.


Most Helpful

These were very easy to make and we all enjoyed them. I followed the recipe as written, using 2 cups of cheddar. When pulling the cover off, I found that they needed a bit more half and half. I didn't measure, I just added it. I also added a good bit of salt and pepper at that time as I thought they tasted a bit bland. With the changes. we enjoyed this as a nice, easy side dish tonight. Hubby thought they would also be good for breakfast- just add some eggs.

bmcnichol November 08, 2008

I used frozen grated hashbrowns as that's all I had on hand. I baked them as stated early in the day and refrigerated them. I took them out and poured a bit more 1/2 and 1/2 on top and reheated, uncovered for 20 or 30 minutes. If using the unseasoned hashbrowns I would recommend adding salt and pepper , or garlic or whatever seasonings you prefer. This was a very simple recipe to cook and had a nice flavor. Thank you for sharing your recipe Vina!

Junebug October 21, 2004

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