Elegant Potatoes Au Gratin

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

This make ahead comes from a Byerly's cookbook. Refrigerate overnight and pop in the oven in time for dinner. I like to boil the red potatoes 2 days ahead, to eliminate the mushy factor. And notice how it bakes at 350 degrees instead of a higher temperature.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 7 -8 red potatoes or 2 14 lbs red potatoes
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pint whipping cream (2 cups)
  • 14 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened


  1. Boil potatoes in jackets, cool in refrigerator.
  2. Peel and shred using medium grater.
  3. Shred cheese with same grater.
  4. Butter 2 quart casserole.
  5. Alternate layers of potatoes and cheese in casserole; sprinkle with salt.
  6. Pour cream over potato cheese layers.
  7. Combine crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top.
  8. Refrigerate, covered.
  9. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven until heated through, 55-65 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

I started using this recipe after my husband grandmother showed it to me when we first started dating. It is a wonderful recipe that is very easy to make. I always use American cheese grated instead because that's how my husband likes it. Nice to see some Byerly's recipes on here! Thanks for posting this great old recipe!

4 5

Simple and yummy! I used leftover baked potatoes and sliced them. I heated the cream and melted the cheese into it with salt & black pepper, then poured it over top. I also opted to leave out the breadcrumb topping this time around and added thinly sliced red onion for added flavor. A very versatile recipe, it was enjoyed by all. Thanks for sharing. :)