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Au Gratin Potatoes for Two is a wonderful easy side dish to pair with anything you choose to make at home for your intimate dinner for two!



Total time

60 minutes






  • butter, oil or cooking spray for baking dishes
  • 3 medium Yukon gold potatoes ( (approximately 12 ounces) thinly sliced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cups heavy cream or half-and-half (to cover)
  • salt and white pepper (to taste)
  • ¾ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • chopped fresh chives (for garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Butter, oil or spray two small baking dishes with cooking spray.
  2. Place potatoes and garlic in a small saucepan.  Add heavy cream or half-and-half and salt and white pepper to taste.
  3. Bring to a simmer and gently cook the potatoes for 4 minutes.  Remove potatoes and garlic to a plate with a slotted spoon.
  4. Whisk grated cheese into cream until smooth.
  5. Layer 1/3 of the potatoes into the two individual baking dishes (1/6 into each dish).  Drizzle both dishes with 1/3 of the cheese sauce.  Repeat layering two more times, finishing with cheese sauce.
  6. Place on a baking sheet, cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35-40 minutes or until hot, bubbling and potatoes are very tender.
  7. View the recipe instructions at From a Chef's Kitchen

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