Crispy Potatoes Au Gratin

"Easy to put together, and oh so cheesy! If desired, you can stir in 2 cups diced ham along with the cheese mixture."
photo by Michelle Berteig photo by Michelle Berteig
photo by Michelle Berteig
photo by twissis photo by twissis
photo by twissis photo by twissis
Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 375º.
  • Arrange potatoes and 1 cup French fried onions in greased 13x9 dish.
  • Combine half-and-half, ricotta, salt, garlic powder and pepper; whisk until well combined.
  • Pour over potatoes; stir gently.
  • Bake, uncovered, 50 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and remaining 1 cup onions.
  • Bake 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and onions are golden.

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  1. Michelle Berteig
    Very good and easy to make, a great side dish. I sliced the potatoes very thinly and used cottage cheese instead of ricotta. To our taste, it could use a bit more salt. I baked it at a lower temperature (325 deg. F.) for a longer time (an hour and 20 minutes approximately) as I was baking a ham at the same time. Made for the Dining Daredevils for ZWT5.
  2. its not easy being
    i made a half batch last night with fat free half-and-half, part skim ricotta, and reduced fat aged white cheddar. it was so good! i think next time i'm going to try adding a bit of blue cheese into it...thanks for a great recipe!
  3. twissis
    These potatoes were very good, Charmie. Icelanders revere their potatoes & take a purist view of their prep, but DH liked them as well. I made a half recipe for 2 of us using a gratin mix of Gouda & Mozzarella cheese out of necessity. Like the prior reviewer, I am also a garlic-lover & like a crunchy top, so I took a cue from that review & doubled the garlic & was a bit heavy-handed w/the fried onions as well. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)
  4. modmomm
    Good stuff. I doubled the garlic powder. Next time I will add more French-fried onions for more crunch. Have added to my recipe book! Thanx.



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