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Au Gratin Potatoes


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  • 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 shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (6 cups)1/4cup dry bread crumbs
  • Paprika, if desired


Servings 6
Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 145mins


Step 1

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

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