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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    karyn — November 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I love Mt aunts creamy mashed potatoes, I still have yet to have her share the recipe. I follow baked by Rachel on Facebook.

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    noreen — November 2, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    My favorite thanksgiving dish is my mither’s stuffing, which is a basic ‘out of the bag’ stuffing, to which she adds celery and walnuts. Yum!

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    Trisha — November 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Mashed potato’s!!!

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    Donna — November 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Cranberrie Chutney with Grand Marnier.

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    Rawyah — November 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Mashed potatoes.

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    dawn — November 2, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Sausage and cornbread stuffing

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    Margaret Mulhall — November 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I Love a sweet potato casserole with a rice krispie, brown sugar and nut crunch on top…..YUM

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    Jordan D — November 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I love oven-baked sweet potatoes served plain with cinnamon and a little sugar. Simple, but a real holiday treat :)

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    Pam — November 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    The favorite at our house is broccolli, cheese and rice casserole. I love this dish and it is a definite staple for us on Thanksgiving.

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    Marianne — November 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Pecan streusel sweet potatoes.

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    Valerie D. — November 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving side dish is my Grandmother’s stuffing, still trying to master it, my mom has to make it!!!

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    Cheryl S. — November 2, 2012 at 11:09 pm

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    ANGELA — November 3, 2012 at 12:30 am

    My favorite Thanksgiving side dish is baked sweet potatoes. (And anything pumpkin)

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    Nadine Osborne — November 3, 2012 at 7:10 am

    My favorite side is a rice dish I make.

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    Donna — November 3, 2012 at 7:11 am

    So very hard to pick a favorite dish when it comes to Thanksgiving because all of it is delicious. I would have to say a moist turkey with some homemade gravy would be the best part but it is very close with mashed potatoes, stuffing and green beans in the race.

    This potatoe dish looks so delicious and sooooo easy. Thanks for sharing (and the opportunity). I’m definitely going to give it a try.

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    Jeannette B — November 3, 2012 at 7:23 am

    My favorite side dish at thanksgiving has to be the sweet potato anything. Casserole, baked, mashed… As long a its covered in brown sugar and cinnamon and butter, I’m good!

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    Christy Robb — November 3, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Is pumpkin pie considered a side dish?? I would have to vote for that as my favorite. But for those who want to argue over the actual “side dishness” of a luscious pumpkin pie…I”ll give my twice baked sweet potatoes as a close second.

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