Au Gratin Potatoes

WIN_20160115_204815In chilly weather, a well made bowl of warm and cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes is just the thing to warm up your insides! This recipe gives the potatoes a head start in the microwave, allowing your to indulge your craving for cheesy potatoes even faster. Bon Appetit!

Ingredients (Makes 2 side dish servings)

2 large potatoes, sliced 1/3 inch thick

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup milk

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

WIN_20160115_194355Directions

Step 1) Microwave potatoes in water for 5 minutes or until just barely parcooked. If potatoes are very cold, they will require an additional minute or two in the microwave.

Step 2) Combine butter, shredded cheddar cheese, and milk in a saucepan. Stir constantly over low heat until cheese is melted and a smooth sauce forms.

Step 3) Arrange half of the potatoes in a small, greased casserole dish. Top with half of the cheese sauce. Layer on the remaining potato slices, and top with the remaining cheese sauce.

Step 4) Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper, and cover the casserole dish with foil. Bake Au Gratin Potatoes in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Step 5) Remove casserole dish from oven and remove foil. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and finish baking, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Enjoy your Au Gratin Potatoes!

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