Au Gratin Potatoes

Au Gratin Potatoes

COOK TIME: 1 hour 30 minutes
PAIR WITH: Chardonnay Reserve , Riesling , Gew├╝rztraminer , Pinot Noir


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded Muenster cheese
  • 8 red potatoes, cubed
  • 5 ounces fresh spinach leaves


  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees. Combine the potatoes and spinach in a 9x13-inch baking dish, set aside.
  2. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until dark brown and carmelized, about 15 minutes. Add the garlic and flour; cook while stirring 1 minute more. Add salt, milk and cream. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook and stir until the sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the Muenster cheese until melted, and pour sauce over the potato/spinach mixture.
  3. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes. Uncover, and cook 20 minutes, then sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup Muenster cheese, return to the oven, and bake until the potatoes are tender and the cheese sauce is bubbling, about 10 minutes more.