Cheesy Potato Gratin

My husband just LOVES potato gratin. And he loves cheese. So this Cheesy Potato Gratin is a perfect recipe. We like to serve it alongside grilled meats, or bring it with us to a potluck. It doesn't take long to put together, and takes less than an hour in the oven.

Even on busy weeknights, you can have dinner on the table quickly, with a dish the whole family will love to eat.


2 c. heavy cream
1 package (5 oz) Boursin Cheese
2 T. minced shallots
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 t. olive oil
2.5 lbs. red potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thickness (finer for crispy, thicker for soft potatoes)
2 T. minced fresh chives (divided)
1/2 c. freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
2 T. fresh parsely for garnish (optional)


Place the cream, cheese, shallots and garlic and stir over low heat in a medium saucepan. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 F.

Use cooking spray to coat a 13X9 baking dish. Then, place 1/2 of the potato slices in the dish, overlapping them slightly. Salt and pepper, as desired, then sprinkle 1 T of the chives over the top.

Pour 1/2 of the Boursin cheese mixture over the top of the potatoes. Now, finish off with the other 1/2 of the potatoes. Just as before, use salt and pepper and then the remaining chives. Then add the last of the cheese mixture.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 400 (no cover) for about 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven and garnish with parsely.

Trust me - your entire house will smell delicious with this homemade recipe!


  1. Anonymous4/18/2009

    Just made this tonight; amazing!
    Thanks :)

  2. Anonymous4/18/2009

    Very good! Thanks for the recipe :)

  3. Great! Hope you loved it. :)