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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


  • 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


  • 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.


Recipe serves roughly 9-12.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel