Simple Au Gratin Potatoes


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  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

😀 Me



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.

Serves 6-8.

Author: farmtotabletosoul

Thanks for joining me! Good company always shortens the journey so I'm glad you're here. My name is Tara Benson and I'm 33 years young. I'm an energetic wife and mother with a wild imagination and a bold sense of humor. Consider me 100% right brained. I love music, art, interior design, gardening, baking, cooking, creating and hobby farming. I'm married to the best husband, Jason. It's safe to say we're opposites in many ways, but get along GREAT. We have two very intelligent and loving children, Owen (10) and Belle (4). I come from a huge family with three brothers, one sister and about a thousand others in the extended version. I'm also a mother to a mixed herd of animals (13 and counting...). I work in the mortgage industry from my home office. In 2015, my husband and I bought a 13 acre farm on the eastern plains of Colorado. We decided to live out our dreams and make the best of our lives for ourselves and our children. We want to teach them that hard work and creativity will always payoff at the end of the day. So welcome! Stick around a while and make yourself at home. -Tara

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