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Easy Potatoes Au Gratin with Gruyere

These au gratin potatoes with gruyere cheese are easy to make because you don’t have to make a cheese sauce! Just thinly slice the potatoes, toss with cheese, and pour half and half over the top. Then bake into a pan of bubbling, golden brown potatoes. Perfect for any holiday or dinner at home!

au gratin potatoes in an oval metal pan
au gratin potatoes being scooped with a spoon

Nothing reminds me of my grandmothers more than au gratin and scalloped potatoes. One made Betty Crocker au gratin potatoes from the box, and the other made creamy, homemade scalloped potatoes.

I loved both versions, mostly because I loved the women who made them.

This easy, cheesy, bronzed pan of potatoes au gratin was inspired by those memories, and is my ideal side dish for holidays like Easter and Thanksgiving. Thinly sliced potatoes soak up the garlic and cream and rich flavors are layered upon each other – a fancy without the fuss kind of dish!

The 4 main ingredients for simple Au Gratin Potatoes are:

  • yukon gold potatoes
  • heavy cream
  • gruyere cheese
  • garlic powder
grating gruyere cheese on a box grater
a pan of au gratin potatoes, unbaked.

How to Make Potatoes Au Gratin Gruyere:

  1. Butter your baking dish.
  2. Use a mandoline to thinly slice your potatoes.
  3. Toss the potatoes with flour (or sweet rice flour to make gluten-free), salt, and garlic powder.
  4. Distribute half of the potatoes into the bottom of the pan.
  5. Pour half of liquid over potatoes, then sprinkle half the cheese.
  6. Follow up with remaining potatoes and remaining cheese. Pour liquid evenly over all of the potatoes.
  7. Cover with aluminum foil and bake!
pan of au gratin potatoes with small bowl of salt and pepper to the left.

What You’ll Love About This Recipe:

Potatoes are comfort food at its finest. When combined with gruyere cheese, a nutty and delicious melting cheese, you’ve got the perfect side dish. (I also love this Hot Gruyere Chicken Dip!) When you pull this bubbling, cheesy pan of goodness out of the oven, you’ll win over everyone.

More Potato Recipes:

au gratin potatoes in an oval dish with a spoon on the right side of the dish
au gratin potatoes in an oval metal pan

Easy Potatoes Au Gratin with Gruyere

Yield: serves 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Thinly sliced potatoes are baked with gruyere cheese and half and half to make a tasty pan of au gratin potatoes. Quick to prepare!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes (you do not have to peel them)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour (or sweet rice flour to make gluten-free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme (fresh or dried)
  • 5 ounces gruyere cheese, grated into shreds
  • 1 cup half and half

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Use a mandoline to thinly slice potatoes to 1/8 inch thick. Put into large bowl.
  3. Add salt, black pepper to bowl and toss to coat as evenly as possible. Then add flour, thyme, garlic powder to the potatoes and toss again to distribute. Add 1/2 of cheese to potatoes and toss.
  4. Butter a 7x10 baking dish and put half of potatoes into the dish, laying them flat. Add a little bit more cheese over the top of them. Then place remaining potatoes on top of the others, in a flat and organized manner. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Pour half and half over the potatoes, distributing evenly. Cover the top of the pan with aluminum foil and secure it tightly.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes covered, then remove foil and increase temperature to 385 degrees F. Bake for 20-30 more minutes, until potatoes are cooked through, and can be pierced easily with a fork.
  7. Remove from oven and serve warm.
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