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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    malerie c — November 3, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Does dessert count as a side dish :)

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    malerie c — November 3, 2012 at 9:02 am

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    barbara n — November 3, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Myr favorite Thanksgiving side dish is butternut squash

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    barbara n — November 3, 2012 at 9:21 am

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    Judy — November 3, 2012 at 9:31 am

    My favorite is scalloped oysters, my family would never forgive me if I didn’t make them

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    Sallie — November 3, 2012 at 10:04 am

    My favorite Thanksgiving side dish are my mom’s green beans. She uses garlic and olive oil and they’re always delicious! I try to make them but they never come out as good as hers :)

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    Sallie — November 3, 2012 at 10:04 am

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    Krystal — November 3, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I love stuffing. It is so good with turkey.

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    Janey — November 3, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Sweet potatoes

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    Cindy B. — November 3, 2012 at 10:56 am

    My favorite side dish is sweet potato casserole.

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    Cindy B. — November 3, 2012 at 10:57 am

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    Julia Layne — November 3, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Green Bean Caserole

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    Pat R — November 3, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Any kind of stuffing is my favorite.

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    Nicholl Meadows — November 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    My grandmothers homemade stuffing!!!
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    Todd — November 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    My favorite side dish is our family’s homemade noodles served over mashed potatoes.

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    Catie — November 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I can only pick one side dish?! It would have to be my grandmother’s dressing – it’s the only time of year I get to have it! I finally got the recipe two years ago so I make it for Thanksgiving with my in-laws, as well.

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    Shannon C — November 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I gotta go with sweet potatoes.
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    Mama D — November 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I LOVE fresh cranberry sauce!!!

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    Andrea D. — November 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

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    Angel — November 3, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    My favorite thanksgiving side dish is candied sweet potatoes !!

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    Virginia — November 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving side dish is my mom’s broccoli casserole. I always hated broccoli when I was a little girl, but LOVED this casserole (now I love both!)

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    spacemonkey1138 — November 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Green bean casserole, with homemade sauce instead of the canned soup.

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    Amy C. — November 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving side dish is stuffing! Yum!!!! Well, and yams……hehehe!

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