Cheesy Potato Gratin

Cheesy Potato Gratin | by Let the Baking Begin!

Cheesy Potato Gratin – it’s cheesy, it’s crispy, it’s melt-in-your-mouth tender, it’s unbelievable. Unbelievable how a splash of cream & a sprinkling of cheese can bring ordinary potatoes into something extraordinary. I think this dish has the potential to do more than just satisfy hunger for something gourmet. It has the potential to make any novice cook look like a chef, because it’s  so delicious no one will guess a 5 year old could’ve put this together.   Cheesy Potato Gratin | by Let the Baking Begin!

Cheesy Potato Gratin

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Serves: 4 servings


  • 6 large Russet or Golden Potatoes, peeled & sliced
  • 1 + ½ cup heavy cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic, pressed or powdered
  • ½ cup Parmesan/Gruyere/Mozzarella, grated
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 475F.
  2. Sprinkle peeled & sliced potatoes with salt and toss together to coat.
  3. Arrange potatoes in ovenproof baking dish, like pictured above.
  4. Sprinkle garlic powder & freshly ground black pepper over the potatoes.
  5. Pour 1 cup heavy cream on top.
  6. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  7. Put in 475F oven for 10 minutes.
  8. Turn the heat down to 400F & bake for another 35-40 minutes.
  9. Once the potatoes are soft (prick with fork to test) remove foil, pour remaining ½ cup cream over potatoes & sprinkle with cheese.
  10. Turn oven to broil & allow the tops of the potatoes to brown up, about 4-5 minutes.
  11. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.


*Cheese type can be substituted to your liking. Any good melting cheese will work fine for this dish.

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  • I was just thinking about one of these…Looks great, Marina!

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  • Wow this looks amazing, what a great dish for the holidays. I’m definitely keeping this in mind, great photos as usual :).

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  • vikalinkafood

    Making these potatoes for Easter this year! Can’t wait to eat them. They look gorgeous!

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