Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Creamy au Gratin Potatoes, also known as Potatoes au Gratin, is a popular dish in Western European and American cuisine.

Creamy au Gratin Potatoes is a delicious and indulgent side dish that is made by layering thinly sliced potatoes in a baking dish and smothering them in a rich and creamy sauce made with cream, cheese, onions, garlic, salt, and pepper. The dish is then baked in the oven until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown and crispy.

The origin of the dish can be traced back to France, where it is known as "gratin dauphinois". The dish became popular in other parts of Europe and eventually made its way to America, where it has become a staple side dish in many households.

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 3 pounds of potatoes, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 2 cups of grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with the unsalted butter.

  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the heavy cream, Gruyere cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Cook until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.

  3. Arrange the sliced potatoes in the prepared baking dish. Pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes, making sure to coat them evenly.

  4. Bake the potatoes for 60-70 minutes or until they are tender and the top is golden brown and crispy. If the top starts to brown too quickly, cover the dish with foil.

  5. Let the potatoes cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 410 kcal
  • Total Fat: 26 g
  • Saturated Fat: 16 g
  • Cholesterol: 89 mg
  • Sodium: 995 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 27 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugars: 3 g
  • Protein: 16 g

Creamy au Gratin Potatoes are a rich and indulgent side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses. The combination of tender potatoes, creamy cheese sauce, and crispy golden top is sure to please any crowd. This recipe yields approximately 8 servings, making it a great option for dinner parties or holiday meals. However, due to its high calorie and fat content, it should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.