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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Thu, Dec 24th, 2020

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

The creamy cheese and the tender potatoes are what separate this side dish from others. It complements chicken, steak and fish flawlessly. Give it a try and tell us what you think!

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
Total: 2 hrs
Servings: 4
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a medium casserole dish.
  2. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices, and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. 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 over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.

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