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Cheesy au Gratin Potatoes

12/23/2014, 3:14 p.m.
SERVINGS: 6

SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 medium boiling or baking potatoes (2 lb)
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded natural sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • ¼ cup dry bread crumbs (any flavor)
  • Paprika

Directions

  1. 
Heat oven to 375ºF.
  2. 
Scrub potatoes but do not peel. Cut into 1/8-inch slices to measure about 4 cups.
  3. 
Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion in butter about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly; remove from heat.
  4. 
Stir in milk and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  5. 
Spread potatoes in ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Pour cheese sauce over potatoes.
  6. 
Bake uncovered 1 hour. Mix remaining cheese and the bread crumbs; sprinkle over potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes longer or until top is brown and bubbly.