As I was going through my review copy of the new Unofficial ALDI Cookbook, I knew pretty quickly that I wanted to make these Easy Au Gratin Potatoes. I’ve never made au gratin potatoes before—it always sounded like a lot of work…peeling the potatoes, boiling them, and then slicing them. Well, as this cookbook says, “This recipe bypasses the peeling and the boiling by using ALDI’s canned potatoes, and your family and your guests will be none the wiser.” That sounded good to me! 🙂
So I’m sharing the recipe with you in this post, but first I’ll tell you a little more about the book! The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook (softcover, Ulysses Press) has 75 recipes you can make with budget-friendly ALDI products. Not an ALDI shopper? No problem—you can substitute products from your favorite grocery store. There are full-color photos of the recipes too and they all look delicious! The five chapters include recipes for Beverages; Sides, Appetizers, and Soups; Breakfasts; Entrees; and Desserts. Some that I’d like to try in the future include:
Berry Lemonade * Layered Taco Dip * Pizza Dip * Pot Roast Soup * Pumpkin Pancakes * Cake Mix Coffee Cake * Breakfast Hash Brown Casserole * Best Tuna Melt Ever * Mediterranean Chicken Bake * Tamale Pie * Quick Frozen Yogurt * Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
That gives you an idea of the variety of recipes! As I mentioned, the Easy Au Gratin Potatoes aught my eye and I’m so glad I made them! They’re very cheesy, creamy, and so delicious! And super-easy to make—you can’t beat that, right?
Easy Au Gratin Potatoes
EASY AU GRATIN POTATOES from The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook
Makes 8 servings
3 (15-ounce) cans Happy Harvest Whole Potatoes, sliced, or other canned potatoes of your choice
1 Tablespoon minced, dehydrated onion
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup Happy Farms heavy cream or other heavy cream of your choice
2 cups shredded cheese, such as Cheddar, Gouda, or Mozzarella (I used Cheddar)
Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
Toss the potatoes with the dehydrated onion, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper, and pour into a 7 x 11-inch casserole dish. Pour the heavy cream over the potatoes and spices. Top with shredded cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned (I baked mine for 40 minutes).
Recipe from The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook, used with permission | nancy-c.com
I love the creaminess of these potatoes! Have you made scalloped potatoes and do you make them often?