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sassy & savory au gratin potatoes

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Christina Haley
Union City, TN

Just added a twist to a classic comfort favorite side dish. Flavorful, hot and melty with a smidge of WOW! This dish is guaranteed to please and be the hit of the party on anyone's dinner table :).

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These potatoes are definitely sassy and savory, we literally wanted to lick the plate they were so good. The cheese sauce has plenty of seasoning and even has a little kick to liven up the potatoes. We also love the fresh onions in the dish - an extra punch of flavor. These potatoes would be great for a potluck or a side with your holiday ham or roast. Delish!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sassy & savory au gratin potatoes

  • 4-5 lg
  • 1/2
    onion; diced
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese

How To Make sassy & savory au gratin potatoes

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2
    Peel the potatoes.
  • 3
    Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and slice.
  • 4
    Butter a baking dish/pan and place the potatoes in a layer in the bottom. Sprinkle in half of the diced onion. Set aside.
  • 5
    Melt the butter in a saucepan. Sprinkle in the flour and cook on medium heat until bubbly.
  • 6
    Sprinkle in the salt, pepper, cayenne and garlic powder. Add the milk.
  • 7
    Stir until thickened and close to a boil.
  • 8
    Take pan off the heat and add the cheese.
  • 9
    Stir until cheese is smooth and melted.
  • 10
    Pour half the cheese sauce over the first layer of potatoes in the baking dish.
  • 11
    Add the remaining potatoes and diced onions in another layer.
  • 12
    Pour the remaining sauce evenly over the top. Sprinkle with a bit of cayenne.
  • 13
    Cover with foil and bake 1hour. Remove foil and continue to bake another 30 minutes.
  • 14
    Remove from the oven and let set at least 5-10 minutes before cutting. Serve and enjoy :)