Potatoes au Gratin

Creamy and cheesy Potatoes au Gratin, make these the perfect side dish. No more boxed potatoes for you! Soft, cheesy Potatoes au Gratin made by scratch!

Potatoes au Gratin ~ mykitchencraze.comEvery main dish needs a side dish, don’t you think? I’m always on the hunt for a good side dish. Before I started really cooking, I’d grab a box of potatoes or rice. Now that I’m older and wiser, I like to make  homemade side dishes. I have nothing against the easy boxed stuff. In fact I still use it when I need something quick. But there’s nothing like homemade potatoes.

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 I’m obsessed with anything potato. They’re just good and a great side for your steak and chicken. There are so many fun ways to eat potatoes. Garlic mashed potatoes, twice baked potatoes, smashed potatoes, and Potatoes au Gratin. I know there are more, but I’m getting hungry just thinking about these, so I needed to stop there. When I realized I could make Homemade Potatoes au Gratin, I felt like I won the lottery.
Potatoes au Gratin ~ mykitchencraze.comI never knew you could make home Potatoes au Gratin. What else are they going to come up with? I’ll never need to eat out again. Okay, okay I won’t get to cared away. I love to eat out way to much.

I always thought the only way to have Potatoes au Gratin, was the boxed kind…Well that is the old way of thinking. What is that saying? Out with the old, in with the new. Welcome fresh ingredients and homemade Au Gratin Potatoes. These potatoes are amazing. Let me tell you something.Potatoes au Gratin ~ mykitchencraze.comThere’s something about making a dish that has no preservatives and uses all fresh ingredients. Something about it being real food and semi-healthy for you. It just makes you feel good. It’s nice knowing that your family is getting good food too!

Potatoes aren’t super healthy for you, but in moderation you’re ok. Believe me when I say this is a side dish you do not want to pass up. You’ll love making homemade au Gratin Potatoes and you’ll never go back to the boxed stuff again. Promise!Potatoes au Gratin ~ mykitchencraze.comIt’s time to share these Potatoes au Gratin and enough of my rambling. Give these a try. You won’t be disappointed.

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Potatoes au Gratin
Author: Cyndi
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 large russet potatoes, cleaned and cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 – 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees. Butter a 9×13 baking dish or 2 qt baking dish with the softened butter.
  2. Using a mixing bowl or large glass measuring cup, add the milk, cream and mix. Add the flour, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk all the ingredients together. Make sure you mix the ingredients well so that the flour is incorporated into the mixture.
  3. Put the potatoes into the baking dish and pour the milk/cream mixture all over the top. Stir to coat all the potatoes and mix together well.
  4. Cover baking dish with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 20 minutes. Sprinkle on the shredded cheese and cook for another 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  6. Remove from oven, sprinkle with green onions and serve. Enjoy!!
Notes
Recipe Source: [url href=”http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/01/perfect-potatoes-au-gratin/” target=”_blank”]Pioneer Woman[/url]

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 Want some more side dishes? Here you go:
Succotash Ragout ~ mykitchencraze.com ~ A quick and easy side dish, that tastes delicious!
Succotash Ragout
Italian Pasta Salad ~ www.mykitchencraze.com ~ This pasta salad can be served as a side dish or add some chicken and you have a meal!
Italian Pasta Salad
Creamy Potato Salad ~ A traditional, delicious and tasty potato salad, that your family will love! ~ www.mykitchencraze.com
Creamy Potato Salad
Here are some more side dishes from my food blogger friends:
Grilled Garlic Butter Corn by Julie’s Eats and Treats
Garlic Roasted Green Beans Au Gratin by Mostly Homemade Mom
Loaded Baked Potato Salad by Live Well Bake Often
Cheesy Jalapeño Hasselback Potatoes with Avocado Cream Sauce by Sweet Peas and Saffron