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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