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Classic Au Gratin Potatoes

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Holiday side dish

Au gratin potatoes, lush with heavy cream and Swiss cheese, are a wonderful addition to any holiday feast.

Holiday side dish

This au gratin potato casserole is a lusciously cheesy side dish for your holiday celebration. Au gratin potatoes go particularly well with ham, prime rib roast or standing rib roast main courses!

Au gratin potato casserole recipe


1 clove garlic, peeled and slightly crushed with the flat side of a knife
3 lb baking potatoes (about 6 large), peeled and sliced in 1/8 inch thick rounds
6 oz. Gruyere or Swiss cheese, finely shredded
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Rub a shallow 2 qt baking dish with the garlic. Layer half the potatoes evenly over bottom of prepared dish.

Sprinkle with half the cheese and salt; drizzle with half the cream. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

2. Bake uncovered 1 1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender when pierced and top is brown and crisp.


Planning Tip:May be baked up to 1 day ahead. Refrigerate covered with foil.

Remove from refrigerator 1 1/2 hours before reheating. After turkey/ham/roast comes from the oven, increase temperature to 450 degrees F. Bake covered gratin 10 minutes; uncover and bake 5 minutes longer.

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes, Cooking Time: 1.5 hours

Serves 10

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