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Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup, chopped Onions
  • 3 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 12 ounces, frozen Southern Hash Brown Potatoes
  • 1 Can Cream of Celery or Mushroom Soup
  • 1/3 Cup, shredded Cheddar Cheese

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Creamy and cheesy potatoes that couldn't be any easier.

60 minutes

Serves: 4-5

Easy

Super quick and super yummy side dish to accompany almost any dinner.

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Ingredients

This recipe for Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes couldn’t be any easier! Other than its time in the oven, comes together very quickly!  It’s definitely going to become a “go-to” side dish for us. The biggest change I would make the next time I make it is to double the batch! This recipe makes enough to fill an 8″ square pan and will likely feed around four or five people. I think doubling the recipe would be extremely easy and leftovers are never a bad thing. Also, Grandma’s recipe calls for 12 ounces of frozen southern hash brown potatoes. I was able to find those at my local Publix, but only in a 32 ounce bag. I’m guessing it would be hard to find a 12 ounce bag anymore, so doubling the recipe just makes good sense.

Grandma also offers up a lot of substitutions or variations on the recipe as well.  As she notes, the soup can either be cream of celery or mushroom but I think nearly any can of cream soup could work. For the potatoes, she also notes that you can use dinner fries, cottage fries or potatoes O’Brien – all of which could be great, too.

If you prefer, this Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes recipe can easily be made gluten-free as well, by swapping out the canned soup and making your own. I use this recipe to make my own sometimes and it really tastes great and is definitely healthier: https://www.food.com/recipe/gluten-free-condensed-cream-of-mushroom-soup-507027

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe

Steps:

  • Preheat Oven to 400º 
  • Chop Onions 
    Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Chopped Onions
  • Combine Onions, Soup and Cream Cheese 

    In a medium sized pot, add the onions, soup and cream cheese over medium heat. Stir frequently and continue to heat until smooth and hot.

    Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Add Onions
    Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Add Cream Cheese
    Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Add Soup
  • Mix with Potatoes 

    Now add this mix to the potatoes and then transfer to your baking dish.

    Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Chopped Potatoes
    Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Mixed Together
    Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Into Dish
  • Bake for 45 Minutes 

    Bake the potatoes for 45 minutes. When there is five minutes remaining, top with the shredded cheddar cheese.

    Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Add Cheese

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