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Cheesy au Gratin Potatoes

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 6
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Creamy, cheesy potatoes with a crunchy breadcrumb topping? Comfort food doesn’t get easier or more delicious than these Cheesy au Gratin Potatoes! Ordinary ingredients become extraordinary when combined in this simple recipe, making it a staple at your next festive get-together, potluck or family dinner.
Updated Dec 5, 2022


  • 2 lb boiling or baking potatoes (about 6 medium)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 1/4 cup Progresso™ dry bread crumbs (any flavor)
  • Paprika, if desired
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 1 1/2-quart glass baking dish with cooking spray. Scrub potatoes but do not peel. Cut into 1/8-inch slices.
  • 2
    Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion in butter about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly.
  • 3
    Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese.
  • 4
    Spread potatoes in baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over potatoes.
  • 5
    Bake uncovered 1 hour. Mix remaining cheese and the bread crumbs; sprinkle over potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes longer or until top is brown and bubbly.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    This Cheesy au Gratin Potatoes recipe saves time by using unpeeled potatoes. Just make sure to scrub them thoroughly before slicing.
  • tip 2
    To add even more savory flavor to your Cheesy au Gratin Potatoes, stir in 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder with the flour, salt and pepper.
  • tip 3
    Easily swap in your preferred shredded cheese in place of the cheddar, such as Gruyère, fontina or Manchego.


410 Calories, 22 g Total Fat, 16 g Protein, 41 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1/2 Cup
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
22 g
Saturated Fat
14 g
65 mg
770 mg
710 mg
Total Carbohydrate
41 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
16 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
3 Starch; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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