Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin

My husband loves Potatoes Au Gratin and has been asking me to make them for him for a while now, and for some reason I have always put it off. I mean, I like them but they aren't my favorite. Well, this past Saturday I got down to business and made my husband the potatoes that he loves so very much! I found this great recipe on www.allrecipes.com and we both really enjoyed them. I think I will start to make them more often. They were really easy to make and the flavors really blended well together. It was a great comfort dish and was a lot easier to make and better tasting than I expected.


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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 1 quart 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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