Easy recipes for busy families

Easy recipes for busy families

Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin

Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin

CHEESY POTATOES AU GRATIN IS DEFINITELY A FAMILY FAVORITE HERE. I MADE IT WITH THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHEESE AND THAT MADE IT SO DELICIOUS.

Yum Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin! Definitely, something I would make again for a party or event.

Potatoes Au Gratin
Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin

This Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin is so simple and perfect for a family meal. Nothing is better than a big hunk of cheesy potatoes to go with your steak or hamburger. My family absolutely loved this side dish. Especially my dad who came to the table with a huge portion on his plate. We are definitely potato lovers here.

ARE POTATOES HEALTHY FOR YOU?

Well, the answer to that is yes. Potatoes have a lot of nutritional benefits. They have more potassium than bananas. They contain half your daily value of vitamin C. Overall, potatoes are a good source of carbs, fiber, and vitamins.

WHAT STATE ARE POTATOES MOSTLY GROWN?

The state known for growing more potatoes than any other state is Idaho. Other states that contribute to growing potatoes are Washington, Wisconsin, Colorado, and North Dakota.

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL HINTS TO MAKE CHEESY POTATOES AU GRATIN TASTE SO YUMMY.

  • Slice your potatoes thin so they will bake all the way through.
  • Other potatoes such as red potatoes, russet, white potatoes, or gold potatoes are good to use for an au gratin.
  • You will want to select cheeses that will melt properly and not be too stringy.

If you are a potato lover like me. Here are some recipes you will absolutely love.

Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8 servings
Author Lilly

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs gold potatoes
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup half n half
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded gouda

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a casserole dish. Wash and cut potatoes in 1/8 inch rounds.

  2. In a medium saucepan, over medium-low heat melt butter. Slowly whisk in flour. Continue whisking until flour is a light brown. Slowly start to add milk and half n half alternating between the two. Add salt and pepper. Whisk together.

  3. Turn to low and slowly whisk in cheese. Mix until cheese is melted. 

  4. Place single layer of potatoes in casserole dish slightly overlapped. Spoon enough cheese mixture over the first layer of potatoes to cover them. Continue to layer the potatoes and cheese mixture alternating between the two.

  5. Bake covered with aluminum foil over top for an hour. Bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes or until top is slightly browned. Cool for 5-10 minutes.



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