Caramelized melty cheese over this Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe is an easy side dish for any occasion. Rich cheesy sauce layered throughout overlapping potatoes that will become a dinner staple!
Place potatoes into a large stockpot. Then pour heavy cream until they are just covered. Add salt and pepper over the top. Use a large stock pot so they don't boil over, using too small of a pan will boil over and create a big mess on your stove.
Turn burner onto high and cook for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, remove pan from burner. The potatoes will not be all the way cooked at this point, they will continue to cook when they go into the oven.
Scoop out carefully the potatoes and place them in a baking dish. Turn the heat back on to medium heat. Add 2/3 of the shredded cheese into the mixture. Then pour the cream/cheese mixture over the top.
Sprinkle last 1/3 of grated cheese over the top of the potatoes/cream mixture in the baking dish.
This dish is even better if made early in the day or a day ahead. If you make It ahead, do the final bake right before serving. Remove from fridge 1 hour before you are ready to bake (to allow it to come to room temperature.). Bake at 325° for 20-30 minutes until heated throughout.