|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||17%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||34%|
|Total Carbohydrate 32g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||10%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 11mg||55%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Potatoes au gratin is a popular dish during the holidays but needs precious oven space and an hour and a half to bake. If you want to enjoy these rich, cheesy potatoes but don't have much time, this quick microwave recipe is the answer. You can even use the food processor to slice the potatoes to save more time.
This simplified recipe calls for just four ingredients—Yukon Gold potatoes, cream of mushroom soup, milk, and cheddar cheese—and just 20 minutes to cook. It's perfect for any holiday table but quick and easy enough for a weeknight meal.
Cooking spray, for baking dish
2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Gather the ingredients.
Using cooking spray, coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish or a 2-quart gratin dish that fits in your microwave.
Use a knife or food processor fitted with the slicing blade to slice the potatoes 1/2-inch thick.
Stir together the cream of mushroom soup and milk in a large bowl.
Add the potatoes and stir to coat well.
Pour into the prepared pan.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap, folding back a corner to allow steam to escape. Heat in the microwave on high for 5 minutes. Rotate the baking dish and heat on high for another 5 minutes.
Top with the cheese. Heat another 10 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
Serve hot and enjoy.
What's the difference between potatoes au gratin and scalloped potatoes?
Although very similar, there is one ingredient that distinguishes these two creamy potato baked dishes from each other: cheese. While scalloped potatoes are made with cream, au gratin potatoes also include cheese, which can be layered in or just sprinkled on top.
- Make sure to slice the potatoes thinly, or they won't cook quickly enough.
- Microwaves cook differently from each other and tend to cook unevenly. Make sure to check the doneness of the potatoes at each interval and stir the mixture if necessary to redistribute.
- Yukon Gold potatoes are called for in this recipe because of their creamy texture and buttery taste. If you would like to use a different potato variety, choose russet or red-skinned.
- If you'd rather not use canned cream of soup, you can make a homemade version using butter, flour, chicken broth, and milk. (If you'd like to keep the recipe vegetarian, simply replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth or more milk.)
- Feel free to change up the type of cheese, or use a combination of cheeses. Gruyère or Swiss are great choices, and Parmesan along with the cheddar is a nice blend of flavors.
- A bit of fresh or dried herb will add a welcome earthiness to the recipe. Try thyme, sage, or rosemary.
- For a more filling dish, add some cooked bacon or ham to the casserole.