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Au Gratin Potato

A friend gave me this recipe when I needed a potato dish for a potluck. That was many years ago, but I still get compliments whenever someone tries it for the first time.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    12-15 servings


  • 12 medium red or white potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 30-40 minutes or until tender. Drain and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  • Peel potatoes and coarsely shred. Combine the salt, pepper and garlic salt. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer potatoes and salt mixture. Sprinkle with cheese; pour cream over all. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until golden.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 174 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • sgronholz
    Jan 26, 2014

    I made a half a batch of these potatoes to serve with our supper tonight and my husband and I really enjoyed them. I will definitely be making this again!

  • Meredith1975
    Aug 19, 2013

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  • lutherallie
    Mar 13, 2013

    I have made this recipe for years, only adding more cheese since my family loves it...always receive raves!

  • susanwhite
    Dec 29, 2012

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  • keverwann
    Nov 7, 2010

    Very fluffy potatoes. We used sharp cheddar, which we thought it needed. We also thought it needed more cream or milk or some melted butter. Even with those thoughts, the pan was still clean after dinner.

  • Casie
    Oct 23, 2006

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