Rich and Creamy Potatoes au Gratin


This recipe for au gratin potatoes makes the easiest, creamiest potatoes au gratin I have ever had. Yum!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and very thinly sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • freshly grated nutmeg to taste

  • 2 cups freshly shredded Gruyere cheese, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place potatoes, garlic, and salt into a large pot; fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer potatoes until tender but not mushy, 8 to 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer about half the potatoes into a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  3. Pour 1/2 of the cream over the potatoes and season with black pepper and nutmeg; sprinkle 1/2 of the Gruyère cheese on top. Layer the remaining potatoes on top and season with black pepper and nutmeg. Pour over remaining cream and sprinkle with remaining Gruyère cheese.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is golden brown on top, about 1 hour.


You might want to put some foil on the lower shelf in the oven in case the casserole spills over, or place the baking dish on a lipped pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
20g Fat
32g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 296mg 23%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 51mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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