Pommes Anna with Gruyere


Layers of thinly sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, stacked with Gruyere cheese and golden sauteed onions make this French side dish.

close up view of Pommes Anna with Gruyere garnished with fresh herbs on a plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
43 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 8 mins
1 10-inch skillet


  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon thyme

  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 1 thinly sliced sweet onion

  • 1 ½ pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese


  1. Combine salt, pepper, and thyme in a bowl.

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onions until soft and golden brown, about 8 minutes. Move to a bowl.

  3. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in the skillet; remove from heat.

  4. Arrange 1/3 of potato slices in the skillet in a slightly overlapping layer. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt mixture. Top with 1/2 of the onions and 1/2 of the Gruyere cheese. Repeat layers, ending with potatoes; sprinkle with remaining salt mixture.

  5. Cover and cook over medium-low heat, reducing heat to low if necessary, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking, about 5 minutes. Run a spatula around edges to loosen; let cool, 5 to 10 minutes.

  6. Invert potatoes carefully onto a serving dish.

Cook's Note:

Use the slicing blade of a food processor to get thin, even potato and onion slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

202 Calories
6g Fat
34g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 489mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 61mg 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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