Try the Hasselback potatoes in a slightly different way…with cream and crispy cheese.

This can be a great side dish.


Hasselback Potato Gratin

Guests won't be able to get enough of this decadent and cheesy potato gratin, that will pair perfectly with just about any main course.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Christmas, Dinner, Holiday Recipes, Lunch, Side Dish, Thanksgiving
Cuisine French, Spanish, Worldwide
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 tbsp olive oil plus more for baking dish
  • 3 medium onions thinly sliced
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 garlic cloves smashed
  • 1 tbsp dry thyme
  • 1 tbsp dry rosemary
  • 8 oz. grated cheese (about 2 cups), divided
  • 4 oz. parmesan grated (about 1 cup), divided
  • 3 1/2 lb. gold potatoes peeled


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 3-quart baking dish.
  • Cut the potatoes vertically but do not cut them fully. Note: use a large wooden spoon; put the potato in and than cut it.
  • Arrange potatoes in prepared baking dish.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Combine onions, cream, garlic, thyme, rosemary, 1 2/3 cups cheese and Parmesan in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Pour cream mixture over potatoes, making sure some of the mixture goes between the potatoes. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake until potatoes start to soften, 1 hour and 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake until potatoes are golden brown, 25 minutes. Bake until cheese is golden brown.


Keyword Christmas, Potato
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