Small Batch Au Gratin Potatoes
1 1/2 T butter
1 1/12 T all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1 C 2% milk
1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
2 1/2 C thinly sliced peeled potatoes (about 3-4 medium)
1/4 C chopped onion
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add potatoes and onion.
Transfer to a greased 1 quart baking dish. Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Add more cheese at the end if desired. Turn up the heat to 400* at the end if potatoes aren’t tender enough. Also helps with browning.
Sprinkle with chopped fresh or dried parsley if desired.
Omit the cheese for scalloped potatoes.