Easy Cheesy Gratin Dauphinois Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe

Looking for an easy vegetarian recipe to use as a holiday appetizer? These scalloped potatoes (gratin dauphinois) will make a perfect side dish for any Thanksgiving or Christmas meal!

Looking for an easy vegetarian recipe to use as a holiday appetizer? These scalloped potatoes (gratin dauphinois) will make a perfect side dish for any Thanksgiving or Christmas meal! It is delicious, filling (but not too much, unless you eat more than one portion)  and budget friendly too! What more can we ask for? Even little hands can help you make it! We could use all the help we can get during the holiday season. My daughter loves peeling the potatoes. Since I boil them beforehand, it is easier for her to peel.  I let them cool off a bit before allowing her to do so. I don’t want her to get hurt! Now let’s get to the recipe details. Your guests will be impressed.

Easy Vegetarian Recipe: Gratin Dauphinois

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Ingredients

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  • 4 1/2 lb of Yukon Gold potatoes,
  • 1 1/2 cup of Gruyère cheese
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 tbsp of nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp of melted butter

Make it

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F
  • In a large saucepan, bring water to boil. Add salt.
  • Cook potatoes (not peeled) until they are soft but not too soft! Around 15 minutes. Drain
  • Peel potatoes and slice them about 1/8 inch thick. *It is important  that you don’t overcook potatoes or you won’t be able to slice them. You don’t want mashed potatoes, do you?
  • Transfer potatoes into a square or rectangular baking dish
  • In a small bowl, mix the cream, garlic, nutmeg, 1 cup of cheese.
  • Pour the mixture onto potatoes and mix gently
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
  • Add the remaining cheese during the last 5 minutes of baking
  • Let is stand for 10 minutes!
  • Serve with your favorite main dish.

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Easy Cheesy Gratin Dauphinois Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipe
Ingredients
  • 4 1/2 lb of Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup of Gruyère cheese
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 clove of garlic peeled and cut in half
  • 1 tbsp of nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp of melted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F
  2. In a large saucepan, bring water to boil. Add salt.
  3. Cook potatoes (not peeled) until they are soft but not too soft! Around 15 minutes. Drain
  4. Peel potatoes and slice them about 1/8 inch thick. *It is important that you don't overcook potatoes or you won't be able to slice them. You don't want mashed potatoes, do you?
  5. Transfer potatoes into a square or rectangular baking dish
  6. In a small bowl, mix the cream, garlic, nutmeg, 1 cup of cheese.
  7. Pour the mixture onto potatoes and mix gently
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
  9. Add the remaining cheese during the last 5 minutes of baking
  10. Let is stand for 10 minutes!
  11. Serve with your favorite main dish.

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This easy vegetarian recipe will definitely impress your guests! The Gruyère cheese adds such a richness to it! If you need some ideas for main dishes to pair it with, check out a few of my favorites! These are both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

Looking for easy vegetarian dinner recipes made with your favorite fall veggies? Check out this delicious one-skillet pumpkin risotto recipe!

This Pumpkin Risotto makes a great meal for your vegetarian guests. Just about everyone loves pumpkin this time of year! You can also choose from one of these 5 Super Delicious Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Meals For Large Families.

Looking for a Thanksgiving turkey recipes that will blow your guests away? Check out this turkey with bacon, walnuts and dried cranberries stuffing recipe!

If you want to go the traditional route but still add a bit of flare to your meal, your non-vegetarian guests will definitely love our Turkey with Bacon, Walnuts and Dried Cranberries Stuffing Recipe! Our Grilled Butter Chicken Pork Chops are also a great option for meat lovers!

Do you have a favorite easy vegetarian recipe that makes an awesome Thanksgiving side dish? Share in the comments!

 

18 thoughts on “Easy Cheesy Gratin Dauphinois Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe”


  1. I cannot believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner! I love going outside the box and creating new dishes each year, and these look perfect!


  2. That sounds and looks like a great potato dish! I’d definitely try this as a side dish not just for Thanksgiving, but for any potato side dish!


  3. This recipe brings back such wonderful memories of my Daddy making potatoes au gratin. He would do them on an dish in the oven and I would watch through the window as the cheese bubbled over them.
    Definitely yummy and filling.

  4. We just had Thanksgiving here in Canada over the weekend and it was lovely. Wish I would have seen this before, would have loved to have made these!

  5. I am always looking for Vegetarian options to make. This Pumpkin Risotto looks so delicious and easy to make. I can not wait to try it.

  6. My daughter avoids meat most of the time. That pumpkin risotto would be her perfect Thanksgiving meal, but she would love this potato dish too.

  7. Catherine Sargent

    These both look like yummy side dishes. I am always looking for new recipes for Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you for sharing the recipes.

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