Potato Gratin With Smoked Cheddar Cheese

Scalloped Potatoes
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  • Total: 90 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 75 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
672 Calories
48g Fat
40g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 672
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 29g 146%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 516mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 22g
Calcium 614mg 47%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Smoked cheddar cheese gives this casserole amazing flavor. It's also a very simple recipe with only 6 ingredients plus salt and pepper. Fresh minced garlic provides extra flavor. To lighten the garlic flavor, cut a clove of garlic in half and rub it over the baking dish. Or omit the garlic altogether. 

Serve this potato gratin with meat or chicken for a fabulous meal.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 pounds potatoes (baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (smoked cheddar)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.

  2. In a small skillet or saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter with the minced garlic; cook for about 1 minute. Strain butter into a 2 1/2 to 3-quart baking dish and swirl to coat the bottom and sides of the dish. Discard garlic.

  3. Arrange half of the potatoes in the baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and half of the cheese. Layer with the remaining potatoes, sprinkle with salt and pepper ​and then top the potatoes with the remaining cheese. Combine the cream and milk; heat until the mixture begins to bubble. Pour over the potatoes.

  4. Place the baking dish on a baking sheet (to catch any spillovers) and bake for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.