Easy Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe
Sometimes the simpler, the better, and this gratin recipe is no exception. All you’ll need to achieve perfection in this dish is potatoes, milk, cheese, salt/pepper, garlic, and chives.
Just because the ingredient list is short does not mean this dish lacks flavor!
Last year, I made potatoes au gratin for both Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving and will definitely be making it again this year because it’s so easy and travels well. Plus, it was a major crowd pleaser!
Steak Dinner for Two
Ever crave that steakhouse dinner, but would rather skip all the fancy dress and talk? Yeah, us too.
Our favorite date night dinner includes a juicy New York strip, potatoes au gratin, and oven-baked asparagus. The recipe below is for two, so just multiply it for bigger crowds!
Potatoes au Gratin
- 4-6 Yukon gold potatoes
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup half and half milk
- 1 cup Gruyere cheese freshly grated
- salt and pepper
- chives for garnish
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Wash and dry potatoes
Using either a sharp knife, mandolin, or a slicer attachment to a food processor, slice potatoes very thin at around ⅛ inch thickness
Measure out 1 cup of milk and add in garlic. Stir together.
Grease your baking dish and start with the first layer of potatoes, stacking them like dominos on top of each other. Add salt and pepper to potatoes and then add a layer of milk.
Repeat this until all ingredients have been added to baking dish
Top with cheese and bake at 400 degrees on middle rack for 35-40 minutes
If you want the top to brown even more, move dish to top rack in the oven for last 10 minutes