This is a great Make Ahead Dish for a Holiday or any time you're needing some rich and creamy, cheesy potatoes. If making ahead of time just build it all completely and cover with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate. When you're ready to bake it, take it out of the fridge and let get at least close to room temp for 45 mins to 1 hr and then Bake written in the recipe card below. Enjoy!
2 1/2 lbs Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes, peeled & sliced into 1/8" thick slices (You can peel and hold them in water till you are ready to slice them.
2 cups shredded cheese (I use a mix of sharp cheddar cheese and a milder cheese like Monterey jack which my kids like)
Salt & Pepper to sprinkle or grind onto potato layers
6 oz. gruyere cheese, shredded
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
3 large cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups milk (I prefer to use whole milk)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp salt (divided)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Optional: 1 tsp hot sauce
These Au Gratin Potatoes come out with a dense, yet light layered consistency that stays together nicely on a plate. I like to serve it in squares or rectangles. You can add a little chopped green onion, a scattering of fresh herbs or crumbled bacon on top.
Keywords: potatoes, vegetarian, kid friendly, holiday, gratin, casserole, hot side dish
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