Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Healthier Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars
899

"These potatoes are so creamy, even with reduced-fat cheese and milk. This is a great side dish to a low-fat meat entree. Just add a green salad to complete the meal!"
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

2 h servings 464
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly butter a 1-quart baking dish.
  2. Layer half the potatoes into the bottom of prepared baking dish. Top with onion slices and add remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Mix in flour and salt, stirring constantly with a whisk, for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Add Cheddar cheese and continue stirring until melted, 30 to 60 seconds. Pour cheese sauce over potatoes and cover dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese sauce is bubbling and potatoes are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

Footnotes

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 464 calories; 20.1 53.5 21.2 62 840 Full nutrition

Explore more

Reviews

Read all reviews 44
  1. 54 Ratings

  2.  
    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
  3.  
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
  4.  
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
  5.  
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
  6.  
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

I almost never make major changes to a recipe before I make it "as is" first. So after making this exactly as written once (and it was very good!), these are the changes that I made to make it ...

Most helpful critical review

Very tasty. I liked the lowfat alternative. You really didn't miss the high fat ingredients at all.

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

I almost never make major changes to a recipe before I make it "as is" first. So after making this exactly as written once (and it was very good!), these are the changes that I made to make it ...

Very tasty. I liked the lowfat alternative. You really didn't miss the high fat ingredients at all.

My husband and I made it today for Christmas dinner. It was more than fabulous. I too used fat free milk as others did and thought it turned out just fine. I always use no-salt butter. Not too c...

These potatoes were wonderful. A great way to save some calories. I used instant nonfat dry milk since that is all I had on hand. If I make this dish again, I would use a little less onion and ...

I made this recipe as stated except I used skim milk. The potatoes were still yummy and creamy. Everyone loved the dish and it's a great make-ahead recipe.

I made this recipe even more Healthier. Instead of low-fat (1%) milk I used instead non-dairy creamer not powder and you must use a non-flavor creamer. It makes it so creamer and it tastes bette...

My husband loved this, didn't notice it was low fat at all. The only thing I changed was to omit the onions because I don't like them, and it turned out great.

Sounds really good I'd add chopped fresh spinach to it for an added healthy and flavorful ingredient. Thanks

Just decided to try this recipe tonight. Of course I didn't read it through and didn't have the 1 1/2 hours to have it cook. After I had the sliced potatoes and onions in the glass baking dish...