Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Potatoes au Gratin

Pioneer Woman’s Potatoes au Gratin are made using whole potatoes (no peeling needed), cream, butter, and cheese and are done in less than an hour.

Super easy recipe -Pioneer Woman's Perfect Potatoes au Gratin

Pioneer Woman’s Potatoes au Gratin

Few things could make Monday better than the recipe for Pioneer Woman’s Potatoes au Gratin. They are very literally perfect; cheesy, starchy, potato-laden heaven. Not only are they delicious, they are easy, too. You don’t even have to peel the potatoes! These are a perfect side for any grilled meat and are one of my favorite dishes to take to potlucks and family dinners. It’s a recipe that you need in your archive, and if eating gluten-free is an issue for you or a family member, I have instructions on how to make this dish gluten-free in the notes. I highly recommend pinning this one; it’s a keeper.

Can we go over the fact that you don’t have to peel the potatoes? That makes this recipe worth its weight in gold. It takes a little less than an hour to bake, so I have to be sure to plan for it so that it’s done when I need it to be. But it only has about 15 minutes of hands-on time that include washing and cutting up the potatoes and layering all of the cheesy creamy goodness in a dish. My kids can even help with the potato washing/cutting which makes the process go quickly. This is one of those dishes that always turns out well and it always tastes good. I can’t wait for you to try it.

Long live all the cheese-topped potato recipes.

What does au Gratin mean?

The phrase au Gratin refers to a dish that has a crusty top of some sort. It usually consists of cheese, eggs and sometimes bread crumbs.

What are the best potatoes to use for au Gratin Potatoes?

Russet potatoes are recommended for this recipe because of their starch content. They hold together well and cook up into nice soft pieces that stay together. That being said, I have used all kinds of potatoes and it still turns out and tastes great each time.

Can I make gluten free au Gratin potatoes?

Yes! To make this recipe gluten-free, switch out the 2 tablespoons of flour with 1 tablespoon of corn starch.

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Super easy recipe -Pioneer Woman's Perfect Potatoes au Gratin

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Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Potatoes au Gratin


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 8-10 1x

Description

Pioneer Woman’s Potatoes au Gratin are made using whole potatoes (no peeling needed), cream, butter, and cheese and are done in less than an hour.


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 large baking potatoes or 8 smaller potatoes (about 2 pounds total)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole or 2%)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 24 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease the bottom and sides of a baking dish with the softened butter.
  3. Wash and scrub the potatoes clean but don’t worry about peeling them. Slice the potatoes into thick slices (somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 inch thick), then stack the slices and cut them into 4 pieces. Put all of the potato pieces in the bottom of the baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl whisk the cream, milk, flour, garlic, salt, and pepper together. Pour the mixture over the potatoes.
  5. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes.
  6. Add the cheese to the hot dish and bake for another 3-5 minutes until the cheese is all melted. Serve hot.

Notes

  • To make this recipe gluten-free, switch out the 2 tablespoons of flour with 1 tablespoon of corn starch.
  • Keep any leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Potatoes au Gratin Recipe, Pioneer Woman recipe

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22 Responses
    1. Melissa

      Yep, that’ll work just great! Just be sure to add about 5 minutes extra in the cooking time to account for starting with cold tators!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.