Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Creamy Garlic Au Gratin Potatoes

Potatoes make a great side dish. But it's so easy to run out of interesting ideas for them. These potatoes will be a welcome and yummy addition to your dinner menu. They are really company worthy! A light, delicate garlic cheese sauce compliments them wonderfully and they are baked until a nice golden brown color is achieved. So make this recipe and add a little sophistication to your dinner table tonight!

Creamy Garlic Au Gratin Potatoes

5 large potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1 onion, finely diced
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
4 slices Provolone cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Generously butter the bottom and sides of a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish and set aside.

In a medium size saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

Whisk in the flour, salt and pepper, stirring constantly with a whisk for one minute. Whisk in the milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Whisk in garlic powder. Adjust seasonings, if necessary, to taste.

Stir in the chedder cheese, and continue stirring until melted, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and set the cheese sauce aside.

Add one layer of the sliced potatoes into the bottom of the casserole dish.
Top with 1/2 of the diced onions.

Add enough of your cheese sauce to just cover the potatoes.

Add another layer of potatoes.

Add all 4 slices of provolone cheese over the potatoes.

Add the remaining layer of diced onions.

Add the last layer of potatoes and top with remaining cheese sauce.

Cover the dish with aluminum foil.

Bake for 1 hour in the preheated 400 degree oven. So good!

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  1. yum, this dish looks wonderful!

  2. Yes it really was! And I love how it looks so fancy for company:-) I hope you get a chance to make it soon and let me know how you liked it. Thanks for your comment Shevon!

  3. I made this as a side dish with the Easy Lemon Chicken. We did don't really like onions (well I don't lol) so I decided to get creative as the chef and used breadcrumbs instead of onions. It gives the dish a different and interesting texture. It was really easy and very delicious! Great Recipe I'll try this again for sure!

  4. I love your creativity Sam! Thanks for your comment. So glad it turned out well for you;-)