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Easy Classic Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes au gratin is a simple potato side dish that takes only a few ingredients to make and is completely show stopping. Infused cream makes this special.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 413kcal


  • 4 Large russet or Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • Salt & Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF or 180ºC. Thinly slice the potatoes on a mandolin or using a sharp knife.
  • Place the cream and milk into a large deep sauce pan along with the garlic, nutmeg and bay leaves.
  • Add the thinly sliced potatoes to the pan and cook on a simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the potatoes from the pan and discard the garlic clove and the bay leaves.
  • Layer the potatoes in a well buttered oven safe dish. Pour the infused cream/milk over the potatoes.
  • Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
  • To make sure the potatoes are cooked, insert a paring knife the ensure that the potatoes are tender all the way through and the top is golden and bubbling.


If making this dish ahead of time, follow the instructions up to and including step 4 and cover with a double layer of foil and leave in the fridge until ready to bake. It’s best made no more than 1 day before.