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!
Every 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.
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.There’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!It’s time to share these Potatoes au Gratin and enough of my rambling. Give these a try. You won’t be disappointed.
What’s your favorite side dish?
Get the Recipe: Potatoes Au Gratin
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 4 large russet potatoes, cleaned
- 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 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 green onions, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 F degrees. Butter a 9x13 baking dish with the softened butter (any large baking dish will do)
- Slice the potatoes into small cubes. In a mixing bowl, add the milk, cream and mix. Then add the flour, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk the ingredients together well so that the flour is incorporated into the milk/cream mixture.
- Put the potatoes into the baking dish and pour the milk/cream mixture all over the top. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes. Then sprinkle on the shredded cheese and return to the oven for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove from oven, sprinkle with green onions and serve. Enjoy!!
These look incredible! Such cheesy goodness!!
Cyndi, your pictures are just GORGEOUS! I totally want this for breakfast now! And I totally agree, every main dish needs a side dish especially if it involves potatoes like this. Love the cheese and flavors in here. Pinned and can’t wait to try out!
Awww Gayle you’re to sweet! Thanks for your sweet words and pin. I really hope you try these because they are delicious and so easy. 🙂
You’re right! When something is this easy to make, there’s no need to use a package. And it tastes infinitely better as well! Lovely photos too!
Thank you Cynthia! 🙂
This looks cheesy and delicious, my two favorite things!
Thank you Sarah!
I’m guilty of boxed au-gratin potatoes….. I hate to admit it… I am going to have to redeem myself by trying out this recipe! It looks seriously yummy! Pinned. Thanks for sharing!
I’m guilty of it too Amber. You got to try these one day! They are so easy and delicious!
So cheesy, creamy, and delicious! I’m obsessed 🙂
Thank you Medha! 🙂
Oh my heavens. Look at all that cheese. You really can’t go wrong with cheese and potatoes!
Thank you Des! 🙂
I love making dishes like this from scratch – it really does always make me feel good! This sounds absolutely delicious – that cheese with those potatoes! I’ll take a scoop!
Coming right up! These are super yummy!
Every dinner definitely needs a side dish, especially one like these potatoes! Holy yum! I love how creamy and delicious these look, Cyndi.
Haha thank you Danielle!!
Potatoes au gratin have been my favorite ever since I was a child. My mom used to make them for dinner often but I don’t make them nearly as often as I should. I definitely need to try this recipe!
Oooh you need to try it Ashley! These are so yummy!!
I love cheesy potatoes! There’s no two ways about it! I need to try your recipe! De-lish!!
You’re so sweet Annie! Thanks!!
Mmmmm that cheese! Love how wonderful and delicious these look!!
Thank you Julie! 🙂