Au Gratin Potatoes

by Erin on January 29, 2010

Every New Years Day our mom always makes a big delicious Ham Dinner. Mmmm, mmmm! The staples of the dinner are always the same – Ham, Au Gratin Potatoes, and Rolls – with other side dishes as well. A Ham just isn’t the same without a nice helping of warm Au Gratin Potatoes next to it and oven fresh rolls with butter and honey!

I still remember calling Mom a few months after getting married to get a recipe for Au Gratin Potatoes from her. And I’ve enjoyed it ever since! Thanks, Mom! Love you! :)

Au Gratin Potatoes
Submitted by Erin ~
Printable Recipe

6 large potatoes (more if using medium)
1 ½ c. medium or sharp cheddar cheese
1 c. sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
¼ c. melted butter
½ tsp salt
1/3 c. finely chopped onions

Boil potatoes in skins until barely tender (they will be barely soft but firm when you stab them with a fork). Cool and grate. Mix in cheddar cheese. Mix sour cream, cream of chicken soup, butter, salt and onions and add to the cheese and potato mixture. Put into a 9×13 baking dish. (Optional: top with 2 c. cornflakes mixed with 3 Tb melted butter. – I’ve never done this.) Bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes until well heated. Serves 12. Total time: 1 ½ hours.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 A Year on the Grill January 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm

my favorite kind of taters


2 Dana January 29, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Do we cube, slice or grate the potatoes? It looks wonderful!!


3 BakinBlast January 29, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Hum, looks like Funeral Potatoes to me! We put crushed Ritz crackers and the 3 Tbsp. butter on the top of ours. Yum, they are the best!


4 Mindy January 29, 2010 at 10:34 pm

This is one of the first recipes I called mom for, too. I love this recipe so much more than some of the other similar recipes I have tried. And Dana, we usually grate the potatoes.


5 Julie January 31, 2010 at 11:16 am

Nothing better than cheesy warm potatoes. Yum!


6 Smith Family January 31, 2010 at 11:49 am

We always have these potatoes with ham, too. We call them Cornflake Potatoes, though, and add crushed cornflakes on top.


7 Catherine January 31, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Mmmm, this looks so yummy!


8 Brynley January 31, 2010 at 6:49 pm

We put corn flakes on top and call them funeral potatoes. Just had them tonight. We make them with our food storage dry shredded potatoes. It is great and makes really easy prep. Soak the shredded potatoes for about 40 minutes then add the ingredients. I feel good I'm using my food storage!!


9 Brittany January 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm

I love this recipe. It's tastes so much better using real potatoes instead of frozen hash browns! Thanks for posting it sis – I can't believe we haven't thought to post it earlier!


10 Coleen's Recipes February 1, 2010 at 3:39 am

I could easily make a meal out of the potatoes, although the ham looked pretty tasty too.


11 Anonymous February 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm

So, you grate the potatoes, including the skin? Or you don't grate the skin? They look good!


12 Mindy February 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Peel the potatoes for sure, then grate them. No skins. Your going to love them.


13 Anonymous February 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm

So, you couldn't use frozen hash browns (thawed)? Just thinking that would be a nice semi-homemade way to make it–especially when you have kids!


14 Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" February 28, 2010 at 1:18 am

this is very similar to this recipe I've found! We love it! It used frozen shredded hash browns & ham.


15 buy cialis March 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

wow!!! what delicious, I love this recipe, I would like to have a new over to cook this kind of recipe, I think that it is so delicious!! 22dd


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