Easy Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Easy Au Gratin Potatoes

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x12 inch glass or ceramic dish with olive oil.
  2. Layer potatoes on the bottom of the dish. Pour 1/3 of the buttermilk over the potatoes and sprinkle with 1/3 of the salt, pepper and cheese. Repeat 2 more times, ending with cheese on top.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until hot, bubbly and golden brown.
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  • This recipe calls for kosher salt, not table salt. If you would like to substitute table salt, you will need only a fraction of the salt called for; season to taste.
  • Using a food processor to slice the potatoes will make it easier to achieve very thin slices. Remember, thicker slices will take longer to cook

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 12, 2004

The Recipe as listed is incorrect, the amounts of salt and pepper should be in teaspoons NOT tablespoons, the recipe is not edible if you use Tablespoons.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 23, 2007

I'm so sorry, I hate to give poor reviews, but these were not good at all. They were oily, salty and under cooked. I did try an excellent recipe on this site called Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes submitted by Cathy Martin which was great! I'd suggest to try that one instead.


70 Ratings

Feb 19, 2006

Recipe states 35 minutes for cooking but mine had barely started cooking at that point. After all was said and done, it was an hour and 15 minutes before the potatoes were tender. Flavor is good.

Apr 17, 2006

This recipe is awful. I did not read the reviews and have learned from my mistake. Took over two hours to cook, were watery and tasted terrible. Whole thing went into the trash. DO NOT try this recipe!

Nov 23, 2004

I can't believe I didn't look at the reviews first before trying this recipe. Well, It is way too salty. I think I cooked mine in the past at 425 for 45 minutes not 35 because the temperature was too low. I needed to cook this for 2 hours. I used less than half the salt and it was still way too salty. I should have known better than to just follow this recipe blindly especially since I've made this countless times in the past. I'm using it for a Thanksgiving dinner at work and it's ruined. Thanks a lot. You should take this recipe off of this site.

May 11, 2006

This recipe was awful. The buttermilk curdled, the potatoes never cooked...I am thankful to see that I was not the only one with problems!

Dec 27, 2006

this recipes was awful. the potatoes never cooked and the sauce was oily and very salty. I should have read the reviews before making it.

Nov 04, 2010

OK I also made these BEFORE reading any reviews... oops. I agree that these are by far NOT the best au gratin i have had. I caught the mistake of the kosher salt thing right away, so it wasnt the salt. It was the cheese/milk sauce.... For me I think the biggest mistake here is not making a cheese rue/sauce on the stove first. Other recipes of au gratin potatoes call for that and are much better. More time, yes, but next time I will follow a recipe that does that.


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  • Calories
  • 247 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 2723 mg
  • 109%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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