Cheesy Garlic Potato Gratin


If you're looking for a yummy potato dish for the holidays or just dinner tonight, this recipe is a winner. With onions, garlic, and cheese, it's full of delicious flavor.

Cheesy Garlic Potato Gratin
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins


  • 4 medium Yukon gold or other yellow-fleshed potatoes (1-1/2 pounds), thinly sliced (about 5 cups)

  • cup sliced green onion (3) or thinly sliced leek

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese,Gruyère, provolone, or Jarlsberg cheese (6 ounces)

  • 1 cup whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart square baking dish. Layer half of the sliced potatoes and half of the green onion in prepared dish. Sprinkle with half of the garlic, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Repeat layers. Pour whipping cream over top.

  2. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Uncover; bake for 20 to 30 minutes more or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork and top is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.

Cheesy Garlic Sweet Potato Gratin:

Prepare as above, except substitute sweet potatoes for half of the Yukon gold potatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
24g Fat
23g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 474mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 23.6mg 118%
Calcium 313mg 24%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 553mg 12%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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