Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes
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If you like potatoes that are creamy, Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes is the dish for you. It's perfect along side ham, chicken, pork, or beef and extra special for holidays.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Serves: 12
For Basic Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes:
  • 3 pounds of potatoes, cooked, cubed or sliced
  • 3 cups Béchamel Sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika
To Load Them Up:
  • 4 green onions, white and green parts sliced
  • ½ red or green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 stalks of celery, thinly sliced
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚degrees.
  2. Prepare a 3-quart baking dish by spraying it with non-stick spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine potatoes and sauce, being careful not to break potatoes up.
  4. Add 1 cup of cheese and scoop into baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup of cheese.
  6. Sprinkle with paprika
  7. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately.
To Load Them UP:
  1. Add green onion, peppers, celery, bacon and sour cream when you add the 1 cup of cheese.
Use any kind of potato that you like. My husband loves it when I make them with russets and I love to use red potatoes. Use your favorites.

I love the taste of sharp cheddar cheese, but again use your favorite cheese too.

Plan on using 1 cup of sauce to one pound of cooked potatoes. So for 3 pounds of potatoes I doubled my recipe for Béchamel Sauce.
Recipe by Cheery Kitchen at