Potato Gratin (Papas Gratinadas)

by Erica Dinho on March 4, 2010

I had some potatoes in the fridge and I didn’t know what to do with them, so, while I was doing some laundry, I started to have some ideas on how I would cook them. I was thinking maybe mashed or just roasted, until I thought about this delicious Potato Gratin recipe that I love! This a wonderful side dish and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.



(4 Servings)

  • 8 medium white potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1- 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup mozarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for the topping


Preheat the oven to 375F.

Butter a casserole dish & set aside

In a large bowl place the potatoes, heavy cream, garlic, thyme, milk, paprika,egg, cheese,salt and pepper.

Place the mixture in the prepared dish and sprinlke with parmesan cheese.

Cover the dish with aluminium foil. Bake for 1 hour and remove the foil and bake for 25 minutes more or until golden. Serve warm.

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1 Kim March 4, 2010 at 2:10 PM

LOL – I had extra potatoes on hand too. Last night I made a cream cheese potato soup, but this potato gratin looks really sinful and delicious:D The perfect way to use up those potatoes.


2 Baking is my Zen March 4, 2010 at 2:17 PM

I love potatoes and cheese together. Nice photos.


3 Barbara March 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Love potatoes! Try not to eat them as much as I used to….
My mother-in-law used to hand grate potatoes, add a little salt and pepper, put them in a casserole, pour heavy cream til it came to the top. Put it in a slow oven and checked often. When the cream disappeared, she added more. I don’t DARE make this anymore but I have to tell you these are the BEST potatoes I have ever had in my life!


4 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes March 4, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Oh the texture of this dish looks perfect! I love potato gratin. can’t wait to try it!


5 Anh March 4, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Yum! I plan to try your hotdog soon. Wish me luck!


6 Lyndsey March 4, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Let’s see…potatoes, cheese, cream, mmmm….what could be better? Looks perfect too!


7 Erica March 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Thank you guys :)


8 Simply Life March 4, 2010 at 4:55 PM

oh my, those look so comforting and delicious!


9 tasteofbeirut March 4, 2010 at 10:37 PM

This looks like a glorified version of pommes dauphine, a French dish.
Hey, I am sure if I make this it will be gone in minutes. I should make it.


10 theUngourmet March 4, 2010 at 11:41 PM

I love potatoes this way! Your recipe looks so creamy, cheesy and yummy!!


11 gertrude March 5, 2010 at 4:02 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog and left a comment. I am looking forward to try out some of your wondeful recipes.


12 grace March 5, 2010 at 6:23 AM

you can’t really go wrong with potatoes and cheese. that said, i like the combination of cheeses you used and the touch of paprika. great spur-of-the-moment creation!


13 Joanne March 5, 2010 at 7:25 AM

I love potatoes gratin! It is possibly my favorite way to prepare. I love the burnt crust you’ve got on here…browned cheese is the only way to go.


14 Erica March 5, 2010 at 8:38 AM

Thank you all for visiting my blog!


15 norma March 5, 2010 at 9:23 AM

Good for a cold wintery day


16 Melanie March 5, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Yum!! The potatoes and cheese gratin looks lovely!!Will make this soon.


17 5 Star Foodie March 5, 2010 at 11:06 AM

A perfect side dish! So delicious with the three cheeses you use!


18 Karen March 5, 2010 at 6:17 PM

What a beautiful dish – browned just perfectly. It looks so creamy, too!


19 Danielle March 5, 2010 at 7:32 PM

this looks like the perfect gratin! love the crunchy top


20 Chris March 6, 2010 at 11:09 AM

This was one of my absolute favorites as a kid and I love these now. Weird thing is my boys don’t care for it! That’s ok, more potatoes au gratin for me!


21 Michelle March 6, 2010 at 11:23 AM

Such a wonderful comfort food! Perfect for cold, winter days! Again stunning photos!


22 Maria Lawmaster March 7, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Thank you for sharing this great recipe. I sent it to my email address thinking that I could just print it but instead it printed ll pages before I was able to get the recipe. I wish you had a box that says “Print” and only print the recipe. It’s a waste of a lot of paper and ink.


23 Soma March 7, 2010 at 8:53 PM

My hubby is such a potato person. he is going to love this.


24 Erica March 11, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Thank you everyone!


25 Francijoe November 11, 2010 at 12:49 PM

I made this today with the Colombian white cheese…It was so good.. Thanks


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