Creamy potato gratin dauphinois recipe – master the art of this decadent French potato bake

This irresistibly creamy potato gratin dauphinois is the ultimate decadent French potato bake. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make this easy yet indulgent potato dish that’s perfect for any holiday meal or special occasion.

For a visual guide to help you to create this delightful potato gratin, scroll down to see our full step-by-step instructions.


Creamy Potato Gratin Dauphinois - Easy French Potato Bake

Creamy Potato Gratin Dauphinois – Easy French Potato Bake

This decadent potato gratin dauphinois is the ultimate creamy, garlicky French potato bake. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make this easy potato dish that’s perfect for any holiday meal or special occasion.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lbs potatoes peeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1⁄4 tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 1⁄2  cups grated Gruyère cheese divided
  • 1⁄2  cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F).
  • Peel and slice the potatoes ⅛-inch thick using a mandoline or knife.
  • Simmer the cream, milk, garlic, nutmeg and thyme until just bubbling.
  • Layer half the potatoes in a baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour half the cream mixture over the potatoes and add 1⁄2 cup Gruyère and 1⁄4 cup Parmesan.
  • Repeat the layers, ending with the cream mixture.
  • Bake uncovered for 60–70 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Put under the grill for 2–3 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.


Quick and easy steps for French potato bake perfection

Follow these easy steps for irresistible cheesy, garlicky potato layers.

Creamy potato gratin dauphinois recipe – master the art of this decadent French potato bake

Creamy potato gratin dauphinois recipe – master the art of this decadent French potato bake

Preheat your oven to 190°C (375°F). Peel and slice the potatoes ⅛-inch thick using a mandoline or knife.


Creamy potato gratin dauphinois recipe – master the art of this decadent French potato bake

Simmer the cream, milk, garlic, nutmeg and thyme until just bubbling.


Creamy potato gratin dauphinois recipe – master the art of this decadent French potato bake

Layer half the potatoes in a baking dish. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Creamy potato gratin dauphinois recipe – master the art of this decadent French potato bake

Pour half the cream mixture over the potatoes and add 1⁄2 cup Gruyère and 1⁄4 cup Parmesan. Repeat the layers, ending with the cream mixture.


Creamy potato gratin dauphinois recipe – master the art of this decadent French potato bake

Bake uncovered for 60–70 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender. Put under the grill for 2–3 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy on top.


Creamy potato gratin dauphinois recipe – master the art of this decadent French potato bake

You’ll impress guests with this easy yet indulgent French potato bake recipe. The combination of creamy sauce, garlic and cheese takes this potato gratin to the next level – make it the star of your next meal!


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