Traditional Easter dinner can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, but the version I like most includes honey baked ham and cheesy potatoes, a perfect pair for the occasion. A little bit of sweetness and a lot of savory… YUM!
If you need a side dish to feed a large crowd, look no further. This is the simplest recipe EVER with only SIX ingredients! It came from TasteofHome.com. I love their stuff because they test every recipe in their test kitchen before publishing, so you know it’s “tried and true!”
Here’s the measly SIX ingredients except for S&P….. oh, and I added nutmeg to mine too.
Nutmeg + Cream Sauce = Heaven.
Peel and slice.
Tip: Slice the potatoes really thin to ensure they cook all the way through.
Make a cheese sauce on the stove.
Mix the potatoes and onions into the sauce.
Cover in foil and bake!
I just checked my website and this is the 17th recipe I’ve posted that features potatoes, whether they’re the main ingredient or just part of the recipe. It’s safe to say I’m a potato lady.
“I had a nickname in junior high, and I’m loathe to say this: ‘potato lady.’
– Rashida Jones
Simple Au Gratin Potatoes (adapted from Taste of Home)
- 3 tablespoons Butter
- 3 tablespoons Flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Salt
- 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 2 cups Whole Milk
- 1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 5 cups thinly sliced peeled Russet Potatoes (about 6 medium)
- 1/2 cup chopped Onion
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add potatoes and onion.
Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake 1 hour. Uncover; bake 30-40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. If desired, top with additional pepper. Enjoy! 🙂
Recipe from Taste of Home – Simple Au Gratin Potatoes was slightly adapted by using whole milk instead of 2%, adding 1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg, and adding an additional 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.