Go Back
+ servings

Au Gratin Cheesy Potato Bake Recipe

Sliced potatoes topped in a light cheesy sauce - this is the perfect side dish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Side Dish, Holiday Side Dish, potatoes, Thanksgiving Side Dish
Servings: 4
Calories: 595kcal


  • 9x9-inch baking pan


  • 4 russet potatoes
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • ½ cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon chives dried or fresh - optional garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Wash and peel your russet potatoes and cut them into thin slices.
  • Lay them in a 9 x 9 inch baking pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Prepare the sauce by combining plain Greek yogurt, butter, 2 cups cheddar cheese, and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir continually until smooth.
  • Pour the sauce over the potatoes, and garnish with salt, pepper, and extra cheese.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes (more or less, depending on thickness of the potatoes) or until the potatoes are soft .
  • Remove from oven and garnish with dried chives, if desired.


  • For this recipe, I used just regular russet potatoes. However, you could use  sweet potatoes, red potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes, or potato fingerlings - any thing would work.
  • This is a great Thanksgiving side dish!
  • Try to cut all the potatoes the same width so that they cook evenly. The thinner you slice the potatoes, the less time it will take to cook. Start checking the potatoes after 25 minutes of cooking to see if they are done.


Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 998mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1161IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 608mg | Iron: 2mg