Au Gratin PotatoesSource

Au Gratin Potatoes

Serving 8 people

90 min


  • butter 5 tablespoons butter
  • cayenne pepper 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • cheddar cheese 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • flour 6 tablespoons flour
  • garlic cloves 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • milk 4 cups milk
  • parmesan cheese 1⁄3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • red potatoes 3 lbs red potatoes or 3 lbs potatoes
  • salt 2 teaspoons salt
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How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Boil potatoes until just tender, 20-25 minutes; drain.
  3. When cool enough to handle, peel and dice into 1/2 inch pieces.
  4. Put potatoes in 3 qt round casserole or rectangular baking dish.
  5. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  6. Add flour; stir while cooking, 1-2 minutes.
  7. Whisk in milk and add garlic.
  8. Season with salt and cayenne pepper.
  9. Stir in cheddar cheese and all but 2 tbs parmesan cheese.
  10. Add potatoes to sauce and stir to mix evenly.
  11. Pour into casserole dish.
  12. Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese over top.
  13. Bake casserole 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender and dish is bubbling and lightly brown on top.
  14. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.