Gratin Dauphinois

Thanksgiving is exactly 20 days away. How is that even possible?! And then exactly .5 seconds later it’ll be Christmas. Or something like that anyway. So I figured we’ll jump right into the swing of things and have fun with some new Thanksgiving recipes because one can never have too many mouth watering options, right?

Next to the 4th of July, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love them for two vastly different reasons of course. But both have amazing dishes, created for the season. Holidays that semi-revolve around food make me very happy. I know it’s suppose to be about being thankful and giving back, but how can you look forget about the stuffing, potatoes, rolls, pies and of course the turkey?

Are you drooling thinking about it all?

Mashed potatoes are pretty traditional and practically a must have, but why not offer a dressed up potato dish too? Imagine layers of sliced potatoes baked in a garlic cream sauce and covered with shredded cheese. Oh it’s heavenly. Add red pepper flakes for an added kick, if desired. In this house, it’s a must. I love a spicy kick.

Gratin Dauphinois

Layers of sliced potatoes, baked in a creamy garlic sauce and topped off with shredded cheese.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potatoes
Servings: 9

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 4 oz Havarti cheese freshly shredded
  • 2 1/2 lb russet potatoes roughly 6 medium
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F°. Butter a 2 quart baking dish. Shred cheese and thinly slice potatoes. (If available, use 2mm slicing and shredding discs).
  • Arrange half of the potato slices in buttered dish. Top off with half of the cheese and one minced garlic clove. Cover with remaining slices of potatoes.
  • In a large measuring cup combine heavy cream, salt, pepper, one minced garlic clove and optional red pepper flakes. Pour cream mixture over potatoes and top off with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake at 400F° for 45-60 minutes or until fork tender. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes prior to serving.

Notes

Recipe serves roughly 9-12.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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    Candice — November 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Definitely have to have my potatoes! Whipped, scalloped, mashed, cheesy or whatever!! If we make a ham we usually make these AWESOME blue cheese scalloped potatoes!

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    Candice — November 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

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    Dorothy — November 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    scalloped corn, because we only make it once a year.

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — November 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Would it be too cheesy to say THIS IS MY FAVORITE? I’ve never had it but I want to eat it right now.

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — November 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm

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    Robin W. — November 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I’d have to say my sweet potatoe pie. I could eat the whole thing myself.. Yummm

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    Leta — November 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Love the recipe!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — November 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Sweet potatoes!

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    Kim T — November 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I like them all :) My plate is a little turkey with a scoop of every side dish I can fit. But if I have room for seconds it is definately the mashed potatoes

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    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — November 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I seriously can’t pick a fave… they all go so good together!! Best meal of the year! :)

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    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — November 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm

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    jaime bobbitt — November 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I love Sweet Potato Gala…a fun twist on the traditional sweet potato side dish…mashed sweet potato spread in a 9×13 and sprinked with a mixture of butter, brown sugar, and coconut then baked and broiled for a yummy crunchy topping! Its a family favorite that is ONLY served at thanksgiving making it something that our entire family treasures and looks forward to sharing together once a year!

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    Jeffrey — November 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Pass the SWEET POTATOES!

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    Amy's Cooking Adventures — November 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I love Green Bean Casserole (though I have yet to make it without the canned soup mix!)

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    Sandra — November 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Sweet Potato Casserole

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    Andrea — November 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Mine is sauteed green beans my husband’s is sweet potato with marshmallows on top.
    Loved your recipe, I’m originally from Buenos Aires and this is a very popular dish, usually eaten with Sirloin in a black pepper sauce (Lomo a la pimienta con papas a la crema is the name in spanish).
    :)

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    Nicole — November 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    green bean casserole!

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    Danae (The Busty Baker) — November 2, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I’ve got to have mashed potatoes and gravy on my table. Those are the 2 parts of Thanksgiving I’ve always been in charge of. My mom still waits for me to come over to help with these before we can eat! No one else is allowed to touch them!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    This looks amazing – such a creative way to eat potatoes. I love it! (I just got a new food processor so you can take me out of the giveaway!)

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    cassie — November 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    stuffing i could eat it year round

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    Karen B — November 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Sweet potato anything for me! Especially with brown sugar and coconut, or with pecans and peaches, or,or,or!!!

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    Brittany Zachek — November 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving side has to be classic mashed potatoes!

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