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Gratin Dauphinoise Recipe

Gratin dauphinoise is my favorite French comfort food, creamy potatoes topped with grilled gruyère cheese. To save time, I make it in the microwave. You can prepare it earlier and grill it just before serving it. #yourguardianchef #frenchrecipe #potato
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine French
Keyword gratin Dauphinoise, potato casserole, potato gratin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 310kcal
Author Laura Tobin


  • 4 medium charlotte Potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 peeled garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp minced sage leaves
  • 1 cup grated gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup skimmed milk
  • 1/4 cup liquid cream
  • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • salt & pepper


  • Peel and clean the potatoes and the onion and cut them into thin slices, best with an electric slicer.
  • Rub the garlic clove inside a baking dish that can be used in a microwave and butter abundantly.
  • Layer the potatoes and the onion, seasoning with salt and pepper and sprinkling with sage, thyme and some cheese.
  • Keep adding layers until you reach the top.
  • Pour over the milk and the cream which have been flavoured with some nutmeg.
  • Cook in the microwave at the highest level for 15 minutes (for larger quantity you will need to increase to 20 minutes). Let it rest for 5 more minutes in the microwave once it is done.
  • Add the remaining gruyere cheese generously to cover the potatoes, and grill it in the oven.
  • Enjoy!


Tips to make the best easy Dauphinoise Potatoes gratin

  • Cut the onions and the potatoes into thin slices, best with an electric slicer
  • Use exactly the amount of milk and cream from the recipe
  • Cook in the microwave at the highest level for exactly 15 minutes
  • Put a baking tray under the gratin to collect any possible spill of cream and milk
  • Top with plenty of cheese
  • Serve warm


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 827mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 21.9mg | Calcium: 441mg | Iron: 5.7mg