This is probably my weakness when it comes to side dishes this time of year! Basically, if it has carbs, it’s a favorite or mine 🙂
Potatoes Au Gratin are soo easy to make and for some reason they’re always viewed as a little more special at our house than just regular mashed potatoes or another potato side dish. They go with pretty much any meat and vegetable and the ingredients are usually things you already have on hand.
I love when I don’t have to make a trip to the store to make a yummy dinner! And, let’s not forget that these are smothered in cheese, which makes them even yummier! (However, I did grow up in a household with family who couldn’t eat cheese and my mom would always make one side of the casserole cheese-less, which works as well!) I just always felt bad for the non-cheese eaters!
Potatoes Au Gratin made with thinly sliced potatoes, a creamy cheese sauce, and topped with sharp cheddar cheese.
- 3 medium potatoes , sliced thin
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
- salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
- 1 1/2 cups freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
In a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter and blend in flour
Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Stir in the milk, minced garlic, dried onions, and season with salt and pepper. Cook sauce on low until smooth and boiling, stirring occasionally with a whisk.
Reduce heat and stir in cheese.
Place half of the sliced potatoes in a lightly greased 8x8in (or similar size) casserole dish.
Pour half of cheese sauce over potatoes.
Add the second layer of potatoes on top. Pour the remaining cheese sauce on top. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top.
Bake at 350 degrees F, covered with tinfoil for 30 minutes.
Remove tinfoil and continue baking uncovered for 20-30 minutes more, or until potatoes are cooked and cheese is browned and sauce is bubbly.
Have you tried this recipe?!
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