Au Gratin Potatoes
INGREDIENTS
  • 4 or 5 medium potatoes, peeled and very thinly sliced, about 5 cups
  • 1 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Shredded Velveeta Cheese
  • 1-2 onions sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • Salt and black pepper (be generous)
  • 1/4 cup Ritz cracker crumbs.
  • Optional:
  • 4 slices bacon, crisp fried, crumbled
  • or
  • 1 cup ham cubes
DIRECTIONS
  1. Salt and black pepper (be generous)
  2. 1/4 cup Ritz cracker crumbs.
  3. Optional:
  4. 4 slices bacon, crisp fried, crumbled
  5. or
  6. 1 cup ham cubes
  7. Prepare 2-quart casserole dish with vegetable spray. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  8. Arrange potatoes in layers in the casserole dish using 1/2 of the cheese, bacon crumbles/ham and onions, salt and pepper layers. Pour milk over the top of the potatoes. Melt butter and drizzle over the potatoes.
  9. Cover with tented foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven.
  10. Sprinkle the remaining cheese and bread crumbs evenly over the surface. Cover with tented aluminum foil. Return to oven and bake an additional 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and crumb topping has browned