Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes with Thyme

The Perfect Au Gratin Recipe

Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes with Thyme

The Perfect Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe

Thin slices of potatoes cooked in a creamy cheese sauce.

Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes with Thyme

  • Ready Time:40min
  • Prep Time:10min
  • Cook Time:60min
  • Serves:12 (6 ounce portions)
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Description

Recipe by: Potatoes USA

Thin slices of potatoes cooked in a creamy cheese sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 lbs. White potatoes, sliced 1/8” inch thick
  • 5 cups Water
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 3 cups Half and Half
  • 16 ounces Cream Cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Thyme, dried
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ cup Monterey Jack Cheese

Preparation

  1. Peel the potatoes and slice thin.
  2. Cook the potatoes in a pot of cold water and cook them over medium-high heat until they are just about fork-tender, about 18 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, lightly spray or oil a 2-quart baking dish and set aside.
  4. Drain the potatoes discarding the water.
  5. In a medium pot over medium heat combine the flour and butter and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Whisk in the half and half slowly and continue to cook the mixture until it is thick remove from the heat and stir in the cream cheese, thyme, and parmesan. Adjust the seasoning using salt and pepper. Carefully stir the cooked sliced potatoes into the cheese sauce.
  6. Transfer the potatoes in the cheese sauce to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the shredded Monterey jack cheese on the top and place the potatoes in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 350 °F (177 °C) or until the top is golden and the cheese is melted. Allow the dish to cool for a few minutes before serving.

 

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Nutrition

Calories300
Fat20g
Sodium750mg
Cholesterol60
Vitamin C8mg
Carbohydrates21g
Fiber2g
Protein8g
Potassium530mg
Sugar5g

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What is the Difference Between Au Gratin Potatoes and Scalloped Potatoes?
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Au Gratin potatoes are rich so leaner proteins such as beef tenderloin, grilled or roast chicken, and pan-seared fish are all good options.  Au gratin potatoes also eat like a casserole, so they are a great entrée themselves when they are paired alongside a fresh salad made with some nice…Continue Reading
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To make au gratin potatoes its best to start with white, yellow, or red potatoes. Slice them about 1/8th of an inch thick, peeled or skin on is completely up to you, the peel of the potato contains nutrients so take this into consideration. Par cook the potatoes in water…Continue Reading
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Au gratin potatoes are best frozen in individual portion sizes for easy reheating. Large portions of au gratin potatoes can also be frozen, to reheat a low temp oven 300-325 F for 75 minutes usually yields great results. To get the top golden again, it’s a good idea to top…Continue Reading
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Au gratin potatoes contain cheese, where scalloped potatoes do not. Scalloped potatoes typically contain cream but can also contain flavorful stock instead of dairy.Continue Reading
How to Cook Au Gratin Potatoes?
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To make au gratin potatoes it's best to start with white, yellow, or red potatoes. Slice them about 1/8th of an inch thick, peeled or skin on is completely up to you, the peel of the potato contains nutrients so take this into consideration. Par cook the potatoes in water…Continue Reading
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To make au gratin potatoes it's best to start with white, yellow, or red potatoes. Slice them about 1/8th of an inch thick, peeled or skin on is completely up to you, the peel of the potato contains nutrients so take this into consideration. Par cook the potatoes in water…Continue Reading
What is the Difference Between Scalloped Potatoes and Au Gratin Potatoes?
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Au gratin potatoes contain cheese, where scalloped potatoes do not. Scalloped potatoes typically contain cream but can also contain flavorful stock instead of dairy.Continue Reading
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The term Au Gratin means sprinkled with Cheese or breadcrumbs and baked in the oven.Continue Reading
How Do You make Au Gratin Potatoes?
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