Easy Au Gratin Potatoes


I brain-stormed this recipe one night when we had a last minute dinner party. It brought rave reviews. Please read reviews.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 servings


  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced thin

  • 1 quart buttermilk

  • 5 tablespoons kosher salt

  • 3 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 (16 ounce) package sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x12 inch glass or ceramic dish with olive oil.

  2. Layer potatoes on the bottom of the dish. Pour 1/3 of the buttermilk over the potatoes and sprinkle with 1/3 of the salt, pepper and cheese. Repeat 2 more times, ending with cheese on top.

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until hot, bubbly and golden brown.


This recipe calls for kosher salt, not table salt. If you would like to substitute table salt, you will need only a fraction of the salt called for; season to taste.

Using a food processor to slice the potatoes will make it easier to achieve very thin slices. Remember, thicker slices will take longer to cook

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
13g Fat
19g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 2723mg 118%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 371mg 29%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 180mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.