Sassy & Savory Au Gratin Potatoes

Christina Haley


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

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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 flavor the fresh onions gives 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


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


  • 4-5 large
  • 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.
  2. Peel potatoes.
  3. Cut in half lengthwise and slice potatoes.
  4. Butter baking dish/pan and layer in potatoes. Sprinkle in half of the diced onion.
  5. Melt butter in saucepan, sprinkle in the flour and cook on medium heat until bubbly.
  6. Sprinkle in salt, pepper, cayenne and garlic powder. Add milk.
  7. Stir until thickened and close to boil.
  8. Take off heat and add cheese.
  9. Stir until cheese is smooth and melted.
  10. Pour half the cheese sauce over first layer of potatoes.
  11. Add the remaining potatoes and diced onions to dish.
  12. Pour the remaining sauce over the top... spread out over all potato and onion mixture. Sprinkle with a bit of cayenne.
  13. Cover with foil and bake 1.5 hours.
  14. Pull off foil for last 30 minutes to brown. Let set on counter 5-10 minutes. Serve and enjoy :)

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About Sassy & Savory Au Gratin Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Southern
Collection: Easter
Other Tag: Heirloom

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