Potato Goat Cheese Gratin


This potato side dish recipe combines goat cheese, leeks, panko, and Yukon gold potatoes. It'll be the hit of your Thanksgiving or special occasion.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins


  • 3 leeks, (white part only), trimmed, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced (1-1/4 cups)

  • 1 ½ cup fat-free milk

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 garlic, minced

  • 2 ¼ pound Yukon Gold potatoes, (4 to 5 medium), peeled and cut in 1/8-inch slices

  • 4 ounce goat cheese (1 cup)

  • ¼ cup panko or soft bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

  • Fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In nonstick skillet cook leeks in 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-low heat, 20 minutes, or until tender and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

  2. In bowl whisk 2 tablespoons of the milk into the flour. Whisk in remaining milk, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and garlic.

  3. Coat 2-quart casserole or au gratin dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange half the potato slices in dish. Sprinkle with leeks and goat cheese. Pour half the milk mixture over potatoes, leeks, and cheese. Layer remaining potatoes; pour remaining milk mixture over all. Cover with foil.

  4. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake 25 minutes more or until potatoes are tender. In small bowl stir together the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle on potatoes. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes more or until topping is browned. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Top with parsley. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
6g Fat
32g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 278mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 17.7mg 89%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 545mg 12%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
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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