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Au Gratin Potatoes 2

Au Gratin Potatoes

Enjoy these delicious potatoes topped with cheese and bread crumbs – perfect for a side dish.


  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (6 cups)
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Paprika, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 1 1/2-quart casserole with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion in butter for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  3. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly; remove from heat.
  4. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat.
  5. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese until melted.
  6. Spread potatoes in casserole. Pour cheese sauce over potatoes.
  7. Bake uncovered for 1 hour.
  8. In a small bowl, mix remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the bread crumbs; sprinkle over potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika.
  9. Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes or until top is brown and bubbly and potatoes are tender.

Prep Time 25 min | Total Time 1 hr 45 min | Servings 6

Nutrition Information–Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 370 Calories from Fat 170 Total Fat 18g Saturated Fat 11g Trans Fat 1/2g Cholesterol 55mg Sodium 540mg Total Carbohydrate 37g Dietary Fiber 2g Sugars 7g Protein 15g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 15% Calcium 30% Iron 6%

Exchanges: 2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat

Carbohydrate Choice 2 1/2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker.


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