This came out perfect. The flavors in the pimento cheese are simple the perfect way to make au gratin potatoes. It also cuts down on the time needed to make a dish like this. Pimento cheese is easily found in the deli section of the grocery store. Of course, you could make your own also. I would definitely adjust the salt based ion the type of pimento cheese you buy. You can also make it perfectly well without the jalapenos. This amount made enough for 2-3 generous side dishes.
2 russet baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
2 jalapeno peppers sliced
1.5 cups pimento cheese
1 cup half and half
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8×8 baking dish. Begin by layering the 1/2 of the potatoes, all of the jalapeno, the 1/2 of the cheese.
Make another layer that is the same – the remaining potatoes and then the remaining cheese.
Pour the half and half over the whole thing. Cover with foil. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil cover and bake an additional 15 minutes.