Individual Caramelized Onion Au Gratin Potatoes

Individual Caramelized Onion Au Gratin Potatoes

Au Gratin, party of one! This super simple Caramelized Onion Au Gratin Potato recipe is sure to be a go-to when you are craving comfort food. An individual helping of delectable Au gratin potatoes is just what the soul needs.
Prep10 minutes
Cook45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Variety Fav(s) Gold Fingerling®
Cook Type Oven
Dish Type Comfort
Season Fall, Winter


  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 48 oz. Tasteful Selections® Potatoes, sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 4 c. half & half
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, plus chopped fresh thyme for farnish
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz. Gruyere cheese, shredded, divided


  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees. In a medium skillet over medium-low heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally until golden-brown, about 8-10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large pot over low heat, combine half & half, garlic, thyme and bay leaves. Add potatoes and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are just tender. Season with salt and pepper. Carefully remove thyme and bay leaves and remove from heat.
  • Grease ramekins with cooking spray and fill each half way with potatoes and onions using a slotted spoon. Add half of the cheese and top each ramekin with remaining potatoes. Pour half & half mixture over potatoes and top with remaining onions and cheese. Bake, uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden-brown. Top with thyme. Rest for about 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Tips

Make in a 9x13-inch baking dish! Simply layer ingredients according to step 3 and bake for 30-45 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden-brown.
Use leftover cooked potatoes in this recipe by slicing thinly and adding directly to prepared ramekin dishes.