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Murphy’s Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe (A Family Restaurant Classic!)

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These Au Gratin Potatoes with American Cheese are a classic comfort food side dish recipe from my family’s Chicago supper club restaurant. This tasty side dish is loaded with cheeses, milk, potatoes, and spices! Served in casserole dishes or individual ramekins for the perfect accompaniment to your dinner.

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This Au Gratin Potatoes recipe comes from my grandparent’s old Chicago supper club Murphy’s. And let me just say, I am here for the amount of cheese in this dish. This is an absolute family staple, it’s a cozy and delicious treat!

This is still a family favorite for us, my dad will make a huge pan for ‘special occasions.’ I make this family recipe every time I make my famous Beef Bourguignon recipe… they go perfectly hand in hand.  The below recipe makes a giant quantity of potatoes, as it was the restaurant recipe. Feel free to half or even quarter the recipe for your needs… but I’m going to keep the recipe as-is below to preserve it in the family archives.  Hey, I’m a archivist, provenance is everything!

This Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe Is:

  • Creamy
  • Delicious
  • Decadent
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • A Fantastic Side Dish
  • A Classic Chicago Restaurant Recipe!

Comfort Food Potato Recipes for the WIN!

This au gratin potato recipe is the tastiest, coziest dinner meal. It’s perfect for a hearty side dish for the family, and also great to make for company if you are having guests for dinner. It makes a great holiday dish as well. Most of the time spent making the recipe is boiling potatoes, so you can enjoy hands-off time while you prep sides or a salad!

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What’s In These Au Gratin Potatoes with American Cheese?

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How Do I Make Au Gratin Potatoes with American Cheese?

  1. Peel potatoes, and boil them in a pot of hot water for about 30-40 minutes, until tender. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Once cool, grate the potatoes with a regular cheese grater.
  3. In a pan over medium heat: melt butter, add flour and blend slowly. Add 1/2 of the milk and all of the cheese. When cheese is melted add salt and remaining milk. Add grated potatoes and mix well until a medium custard consistency forms.
  4. Place potatoes in individual casserole dishes or ramekins. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and paprika on top. Bake in hot over or broiler until cheese is bubbling.  Enjoy!

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Get the Same Ingredients for these Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe:

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

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Murphy's Au Gratin Potatoes

The Herbeevore
These Au Gratin Potatoes with American Cheese are a classic comfort food side dish recipe from my family's Chicago supper club restaurant. This tasty side dish is loaded with cheeses, milk, potatoes, and spices! Served in casserole dishes or individual ramekins for the perfect accompaniment to your dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Chicago
Servings 30
Calories 310 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 lb potatoes
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 gallon milk
  • 3 lbs american cheese grated
  • 1 lb parmesan grated
  • 1 tablespoon paprika

Instructions
 

  • Peel potatoes, and boil them in a pot of hot water for about 30-40 minutes, until tender. Drain and set aside to cool.
  • Once cool, grate the potatoes with a regular cheese grater.
  • In a pan over medium heat: melt butter, add flour and blend slowly. Add 1/2 of the milk and all of the cheese. When cheese is melted add salt and remaining milk. Add grated potatoes and mix well until a medium custard consistency forms.
  • Place potatoes in individual casserole dishes or ramekins. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and paprika on top. Bake in hot over or broiler until cheese is bubbling.  Enjoy!

Notes

Save Money on Organic Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 21gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 1535mgPotassium: 763mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 767IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 820mgIron: 1mg
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1 Comment

  1. Susan

    5 stars
    I always have a “side dish dilemma”. Not anymore. I have added these potatoes to my repertoire to everyone in the family’s delight

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