au gratin potatoes

POINTS per serving 8

Prep Time | 20 min

Cook Time | 90 min

Level of Difficulty | Moderate

Yield/Serves: 3



Our cheesy potatoes au gratin is the perfect comfort food for those cold winter nights.

1 Tbsp butter

1 medium onion(s), thinly sliced

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

2 cup fat-free milk

2 pound uncooked potato(es), all-purpose, thinly sliced

1 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

1 tsp table salt

tsp black pepper



Preheat oven to 375F. Coat a 2-quart covered baking dish with cooking spray.


Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour; add milk slowly, stirring. Add potatoes (if you can find Yukon Gold potatoes, use them instead of all-purpose ones for a richer, more buttery taste). Stir to mix. Bring to a boil. Stir in cup of cheese, salt and pepper.


Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and level out surface. Bake for 1 hour, uncovered. Cover and bake until potatoes are fork-tender, about 20 minutes more.


Change oven temperature to broil. Sprinkle remaining cheese over potatoes. Broil 6 inches from the heating element until the cheese is golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing into 8 pieces.