Tired of traditional mashed potatoes? Shake things up with these cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes. The ideal side dish to any meal.

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 60 Minutes

Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes



  • Butter to grease the baking dish

  • 2-1/2 C heavy cream

  • 1-1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

  • 3 large Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2-1/4 pounds), peeled and sliced very thin

  • 1 C grated Parmigiano-Reggiano


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch (or 2-quart) baking dish with butter.
  2. In a mixing bowl with a pouring spout (or large liquid measuring cup), whisk together the cream, salt, and pepper.
  3. Arrange some of the potato slices, edges overlapping, in a single layer on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle 1/4 of the cheese over the potatoes and pour 1/4 of the cream mixture over top. Repeat with the remaining potatoes, cheese and cream, forming 4 layers. Pour any leftover cream over top.
  4. Place in the oven and bake, uncovered, for about an hour, or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife and golden brown on top.
  5. Let the dish settle and cool for about ten minutes before serving.


Recipe by Jennifer Segal of Once Upon A Chef