Creamy Crusted Au Gratin Potatoes

"Au Gratin Potatoes are tradition in my family at Easter served with ham. These are my family favorite!"
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Butter a large square casserole dish.
  • Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish.
  • Top with the onion, and add the remaining potatoes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 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.
  • Stir in milk.
  • Cook until mixture has thickened.
  • Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Pour cheese mixture over the potatoes, sprinkle with paprika and cover the dish with aluminium foil.
  • Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can this be made in the crockpot


  1. 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
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. These were great! Since onions aren't listed in the ingredients, we just used onion powder, which turned out great. Everyone enjoyed them!
  5. I scaled this back for 3 serves and still ended up with a serve left over. I added schallots for the onions (though you don't list onions in your ingrients, only in your instructions). I baked uncovered (as anytime I have cooked potato like this with a cover on it has always split and looked curdled) and it took an hour and I also sprinkled some extra cheese on top before adding smoked paprika. Thank you Little Bee, made for I Recommend Tag game as recommended by Dienia.


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