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Cheesy Potato Gratin

Potato gratin in a white bowl topped with fresh greens.

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.

Potato gratin topped with cheese and fresh greens on a decorative plate.

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Cheesy Potato Gratin

Cheesy Potato Gratin | by Let the Baking Begin!
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A delicious dish made with sliced potatoes, cheese and a creamy mixture baked to perfection.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato gratin
Calories: 237 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings


  • 6 large Russet or Golden Potatoes peeled & sliced
  • 1 + 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic pressed or powdered
  • 1/2 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 1 tsp 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 475°F oven for 10 minutes.

  8. Turn the heat down to 400°F & bake for another 35-40 minutes.

  9. Once the potatoes are soft (prick with fork to test) remove foil, pour remaining 1/2 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.

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Potato Gratin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 234mg10%
Potassium 1347mg38%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 338IU7%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 248mg25%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cheesy potato gratin in a white dish topped with cheese.


Marina | Let the Baking Begin

Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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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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  • Natasha (@NatashasKitchen)

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

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