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Microwave Au Gratin Potatoes

Try these microwaved Au Gratin Potatoes — a streamlined version of the classic potato side. You’ll be surprised how quick (and delicious) this dish is!


  • 4 medium russet or red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar or Swiss suggested)

Directions Cut potatoes into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Pour enough milk into a microwave-safe dish to just cover the bottom. Lay some potato slices on the bottom of the dish in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with cheese. Repeat layering of ingredients until all potatoes are used. Pour remaining milk over potatoes before adding the last of the cheese. Cover tightly with lid or plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 10 minutes (cooking time may vary depending on your microwave) or until potatoes are done. Use oven mitts or tongs to remove from microwave. Remove plastic wrap carefully to prevent burns from steam.

Recipe & photo courtesy the United States Potato Board

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