Potatoes Au Gratin

Potato gratin
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  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings

Potatoes au gratin dish is made with diced cooked potatoes and a simple cheddar cheese sauce. Bread crumbs are added to make a delicious crunchy topping. This is an excellent way to use leftover boiled potatoes. 

See Also
Au Gratin Potatoes Slices

What You'll Need

  • 3 cups diced cooked potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Butter a shallow, broiler-safe baking dish.
  3. Place the diced potatoes in the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt 6 tablespoons of butter. Remove 3 tablespoons of butter to a cup or bowl; set aside.
  5. To the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter in the saucepan, add flour. Stir to blend well; continue cooking and stirring for 2 minutes. Gradually stir in milk. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until sauce is thick and smooth. Add cheese and continue stirring until cheese is melted.
  1. Pour the sauce over potatoes in baking dish; mix gently.
  2. Place bread crumbs in a bowl; drizzle with remaining 3 tablespoons melted butter; toss to coat.
  3. Sprinkle the buttered bread crumbs evenly over the potatoes.
  4. Bake potatoes au gratin in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes to heat through and then broil until golden brown. 

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 682
Total Fat 38 g
Saturated Fat 16 g
Unsaturated Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 1,208 mg
Carbohydrates 61 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 25 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)