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Au Gratin Potatoes for Two

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These Au Gratin Potatoes for Two are the perfect creamy, cheesy, delicious side dish that you can serve any night of the week! This may sound like a fancy dish, but it is actually quite easy to prepare with basic ingredients that you probably have on hand. I served mine along side a perfectly cooked Filet Mignon for Two but they are equally delicious with pork or chicken…..

These Au Gratin Potatoes for Two are the perfect creamy, cheesy, delicious side dish any night of the week! © COOKING WITH CURLS

Tender slices of potatoes and drenched in a creamy cheese sauce and baked to golden perfection! I mean seriously, who could possibly not fall in love with Au Gratin Potatoes for Two??

These creamy, cheesy, Au Gratin Potatoes for Two are sure to become a date night favorite! © COOKING WITH CURLS

How to make Au Gratin Potatoes for Two:

Add the butter, salt and pepper to a medium-sized saucepan. Heat over medium heat until melted…..

Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan cookingwithcurls.com

Add the flour and whisk to combine. Continue stirring for one minute…..

Whisk the flour into the melted butter cookingwithcurls.com

Stir in the milk and continue to cook until the mixture has thickened…..

Whisk in the milk to create a thick sauce cookingwithcurls.com

Add the grated cheese…..

Add the grated cheese to the sauce mixture cookingwithcurls.com

and continue to stir until completely melted…..

Continue stirring until sauce is thick and the cheese is completely melted cookingwithcurls.com

Remove from heat and set aside.

Thinly slice the potatoes into 1/4-inch slices using a sharp knife or mandolin…..

Slice the potatoes 1 4-inch thick cookingwithcurls.com

Shave or thinly slice the onion…..

Shave or slice the onions very thin cookingwithcurls.com

Layer 1/2 of the potato slices on the bottom of 2) 8-ounce or 1) 1/2 quart buttered baking dish. Top with the onion slices…..

Layer the potato and onion slices in an au gratin dish cookingwithcurls.com

Repeat with the remaining potato slices.

Carefully pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes making sure it finds it’s way into the cracks and crevices between the potatoes…..

Pour the cheese sauce over the potato slices cookingwithcurls.com

Place the baking dishes on a silpat/parchment paper lined baking sheet. Fold a crease into a large sheet of aluminum foil and place it over the top of the baking sheet.

Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for one hour. Remove the foil very carefully, there will be a lot of steam, and continue baking for 20 to 30 minutes more until the sauce is bubbly and golden…..

Bake until sauce is bubbly and golden cookingwithcurls.com

and the potatoes are tender. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes then serve…..

These creamy Au Gratin Potatoes for Two are the perfect side dish any night of the week! © COOKING WITH CURLS

So delicious, the ultimate comfort food!

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  • I used unsweetened CashewMilk and sharp cheddar cheese to keep mine lactose-free. Yours will be even creamier if using whole milk.
  • I left the skins on the potatoes because that is where all of the nutrients are. Feel free to peel the potatoes for picky eaters, it won’t hurt anything.
  • I used these Au Gratin baking dishes that I found at the grocery store.
  • I use this Mandolin which works great, BUT the instructions are in Japanese. Luckily it is not that complicated!
  • Double the recipe to make a family sized portion, and bake in a 1 quart baking dish for the same amount of time.

Some more delicious potato side dishes to try:

This Au Gratin Potatoes for Two recipe makes pretty large “restaurant size” servings. Place any leftovers in a sealed container and store in the refrigerator. Simply reheat in the microwave. 🙂

Enjoy!!

These Au Gratin Potatoes for Two are the perfect creamy, cheesy, delicious side dish any night of the week! © COOKING WITH CURLS

Au Gratin Potatoes for Two

These Au Gratin Potatoes for Two are the perfect creamy, cheesy, delicious side dish any night of the week!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: potaotes, side dish, cheddar cheese, dinner for two
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 578kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Tablespoons unsalted butter (plus more to butter the baking dish)
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese (1 cup shredded)
  • 2 medium russet potatoes (about 1 pound)
  • ½ yellow onion (about 1/4 cup sliced)

Instructions

  • Add the butter, salt and pepper to a medium-sized saucepan. Heat over medium heat until melted.
  • Add the flour and whisk to combine. Continue stirring for one minute.
  • Stir in the milk and continue to cook until the mixture has thickened.
  • Add the grated cheese and continue to stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Thinly slice the potatoes into 1/4-inch slices using a sharp knife or mandolin.
  • Shave or thinly slice the onion.
  • Layer 1/2 of the potato slices on the bottom of 2) 8-ounce or 1) 1/2 quart buttered baking dish. Top with the onion slices. Top with the remaining potato slices.
  • Carefully pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes making sure it finds it’s way into the cracks and crevices between the potatoes.
  • Place the baking dishes on a silpat/parchment paper lined baking sheet. Fold a crease into a large sheet of aluminum foil and place it over the top of the baking sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for one hour. Remove the foil very carefully, there will be a lot of steam, and continue baking for 20 to 30 minutes more until the sauce is bubbly and golden, and the potatoes are tender. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes then serve,

Notes

  • I used unsweetened CashewMilk and sharp cheddar cheese to keep mine lactose-free. Yours will be even creamier if using whole milk.
  • I left the skins on the potatoes because that is where all of the nutrients are. Feel free to peel the potatoes for picky eaters, it won’t hurt anything.
  • I used these Au Gratin baking dishes that I found at the grocery store.
  • I use this Mandolin which works great, BUT the instructions are in Japanese. Luckily it is not that complicated!
  • Double the recipe to make a family sized portion, and bake in a 1 quart baking dish for the same amount of time.

Nutrition

Calories: 578kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 708mg | Potassium: 1144mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 14.2mg | Calcium: 581mg | Iron: 2.5mg

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