Easy Au Gratin Potatoes

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  • Published Mar 27th
  • Ready In50m
  • Servings12
  • Calories247
I brain-stormed this recipe one night when we had a last minute dinner party. It brought rave reviews. Please read reviews.

Easy Au Gratin Potatoes Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Easy Au Gratin Potatoes for 12 servings:

  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced thin
  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 5 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

Easy Au Gratin Potatoes Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook35m
  • Ready In50m

To cook Easy Au Gratin Potatoes, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Easy Au Gratin Potatoes is about 35 minutes , and you can serve your Easy Au Gratin Potatoes within 50 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Easy Au Gratin Potatoes easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x12 inch glass or ceramic dish with olive oil.
  2. 2 Layer potatoes on the bottom of the dish. Pour 1/3 of the buttermilk over the potatoes and sprinkle with 1/3 of the salt, pepper and cheese. Repeat 2 more times, ending with cheese on top.
  3. 3 Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until hot, bubbly and golden brown.


  • This recipe calls for kosher salt, not table salt. If you would like to substitute table salt, you will need only a fraction of the salt called for; season to taste.
  • Using a food processor to slice the potatoes will make it easier to achieve very thin slices. Remember, thicker slices will take longer to cook

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 247 calories; 13.2 grams of fat; 19 grams of carbohydrates; 13.7 grams of protein; 42 milligrams of cholesterol; 2723 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 3rd 2010

    OK I also made these BEFORE reading any reviews... oops. I agree that these are by far NOT the best au gratin i have had. I caught the mistake of the kosher salt thing right away, so it wa ...

  2. Jun 23rd 2007

    I'm so sorry, I hate to give poor reviews, but these were not good at all. They were oily, salty and under cooked. I did try an excellent recipe on this site called Creamy Au Gratin Potato ...

  3. Dec 27th 2006

    this recipes was awful. the potatoes never cooked and the sauce was oily and very salty. I should have read the reviews before making it.

  4. May 11th 2006

    This recipe was awful. The buttermilk curdled, the potatoes never cooked...I am thankful to see that I was not the only one with problems!

  5. Apr 17th 2006

    This recipe is awful. I did not read the reviews and have learned from my mistake. Took over two hours to cook, were watery and tasted terrible. Whole thing went into the trash. DO NOT try ...

  6. Nov 23rd 2004

    I can't believe I didn't look at the reviews first before trying this recipe. Well, It is way too salty. I think I cooked mine in the past at 425 for 45 minutes not 35 because the temperatur ...

  7. Sep 1st 2004

    Oh what a failure! Much too watery and underdone! The seasoning proportions are too much also... I saw that right away and just put what I thought was best. Had to drain dish and continue ...

  8. Apr 12th 2004

    The Recipe as listed is incorrect, the amounts of salt and pepper should be in teaspoons NOT tablespoons, the recipe is not edible if you use Tablespoons.

  9. Dec 28th 2001

    Recipe states 35 minutes for cooking but mine had barely startedcooking at that point. After all was said and done, it was an hour and15 minutes before the potatoes were tender. Flavor i ...