Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Creamy, saucy and delicately flavored potatoes which are the perfect accompaniment to more robustly seasoned meats.


  • 4 russet potatoes other sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 onion other sliced into rings
  • salt and pepper other to taste
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose-flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 1/5 cup cheddar cheese shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 1 quart casserole dish.
  2. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices, and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds. Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hour30 mins
Allergen Info
Vegan Friendly
Vegetarian Friendly
Nutrition Info


Author: SimonP

Having held Head Chef positions for a number of Hotels and Outside Caterers, I now operate a consultancy service, developing menus and sourcing ingredients for a diverse mix of clients, from Hotels - Education - Healthcare - Leisure and more. You can take the Chef out of the Kitchen but you can't take the Kitchen out of the Chef!!