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Au Gratin Cheesy Potatoes

"This is one of my favorite ways to fix potatoes," Lois reports. Slices are coated with a cheesy sauce and topped with golden crumbs. "We often serve it with baked ham on New Year's Day," she notes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cups Basic White Sauce
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled, cooked and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • In a saucepan, prepare a double recipe of the white sauce. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Gently stir in the potatoes until coated.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over potatoes. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until crumb topping is golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 291 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 678mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • donnaeverett
    Jul 21, 2013

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  • srh54
    Jan 27, 2013

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  • Machensmama
    Nov 24, 2012

    Family loved this recipe. I cubed the potatoes instead of sliced and added bacon. Will definitely use as my standard au gratin recipe from now on.

  • sstetzel
    Apr 20, 2012

    Personally I would boil them - just until they were fork tender. I don't see any reason why you couldn't cheat and use canned, sliced potatoes as well. The flavor wouldn't be as fresh and you'd want to decrease the salt for sure - but it would certainly work well & speed up the prep of the dish.

  • cmkarkos
    Apr 20, 2012

    The recipe calls for cooked potoates. It doesn't mention HOW. Do you bake them, boil them or what? And for how long? I haven't tried the recipe, but I want to. I'm just in the dark about the potatoes.

  • chocolatepies
    Jan 21, 2012

    This is delicious.

  • DianeWido
    May 6, 2010

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  • jennsemo
    Dec 14, 2009

    Started making this recipe then realize I didn't have enough cheddar. Made up the difference with Havarti! Wow, that was really good. Now, I alternate depending on the main dish I'm serving! Thanks for this recipe!

  • jenny_b
    Feb 27, 2008

    This was great! My husband loved it. He thought the sauce was wonderful and he really liked the topping. Thank you for sharing this. :-)

  • nana22
    Mar 16, 2007

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