Potatoes Au Gratin are a classic potato side dish that you can make more easily than you may think! Creamy homemade white sauce with melted cheddar make these cheesy potatoes a recipe the family will love.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: cheesy potatoes, funeral potatoes, potatoes side dish
Slowly stir in 1 cup of cream (or milk) and whisk until smooth.
Stir in the remaining cream, salt and pepper. Whisk constantly until the mixture starts to thicken. This will take 3-5 minutes.
Add in 2 cups of the shredded cheddar cheese and stir until smooth. Remove the white sauce from the stove.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
Place half of the potatoes in the greased pan. Cover them with the onions and half of the sauce.
Place the remaining potatoes in the pan and then pour the remaining sauce overtop.
Cover the pan with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
Uncover the pan, sprinkle the remaining cup of shredded cheddar over the top and bake uncovered for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the top of the potatoes are lightly browned, the cheese is metled and the potatoes are tender. The exact timing will depend on how thick you have cut the potatoes.
Top with fresh parsley, if desired. Serve warm.
The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 8 people, with 1 serving being about 1 cup of potatoes. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.