This is an easy potatoes au gratin recipe you can make as a side dish for the holidays!! Serve for Easter or Thanksgiving and it’s also perfect to put your leftover ham inside and make as a meal. If you’ve never made homemade au gratin potatoes this is a simple way to do it with just a few ingredients.
I’m all about easy when it comes to recipes, but that doesn’t mean everything has to come out of a box. When holidays hit you want homemade, but I don’t want to be slaving over a stove all day….I still want to enjoy myself. Here is an easy potatoes au gratin recipe you can throw together but is still homemade! (originally published 3/16)
Au Gratin potatoes are a great side dish to ham or even turkey at Easter or Christmas time. Everyone loves cheese and potatoes! I have made the boxed version before and they are ok, but quite frankly these are almost as easy to throw together and you only need a few ingredients to make this easy potato side dish. Here is the recipe.
Easy potatoes au gratin
- Potatoes – russet or red
- Milk – whole is best
- Cheese – cheddar or a mixture
It’s kinda’ like lasagna with the layering. I like to use both mozzarella and sharp cheddar but use whichever you’d prefer or both. Serve on the side of chicken breast, or it’s a great dish to use your leftovers in!
Just dice your leftover ham and layer it with your cheese and bake as usual. I hope you like this holiday side dish and your get together is yummy and fun!
If you love this side dish you should also try our
- corn casserole that is to die for and always a huge hit
- easy green bean casserole with bacon
- slow cooker no yeast rolls
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Easy Potatoes Au Gratin
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Melt butter on the stove, add in flour so it thickens Use a wisk and add in milk and continue cooking over a medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes or until it’s bubbly and thick.
- Add in cheese and stir until melted. Take off the heat. Layer some of your potatoes in a baking dish, or corningware. Sprinkle with a bit of garlic salt.
- Pour over 1/4 of the cheese. Repeat layer of potatoes and cheese until your pan if full. Bake for about 60 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender.