Cheesy Potato Gratin Recipe – perfect for a big breakfast or brunch

2 Jul

©PGhoman Cheesy Potato Gratin

I love potato, I love cheese therefore potato gratin is ideal for me and I am sure you will find it just as yummy as I do.

Potato gratin is perfect for a big gathering at meal times as it can be made just as easily in large quantities as in smaller. Make this as the main attraction or have it on the side as a complement dish, either way you will want to lick your plate for more!

Serves: 4 as main course or 6 if eaten as a side dish.


  • 7 small gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  • 3/4 yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced.
  • 12oz grated cheese, mixed flavors as desired.
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.
  • Green Indian chili, optional. Use as much as you like depending on how spicy you like your food. Keep the chili seeds in for extra hotness!
  • Water, for boiling the potatoes.
  • Salt and pepper to taste, as optional.


  1. Combine potatoes and onions in a large saucepan, add enough tap water to cover the mix and bring to the boil on a medium to high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender.
  2. Drain potato and onion mix.
  3. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  4. Arrange half of the potato mixture in a glass baking dish and sprinkle on half of the salt, pepper and chili you wish to use.
  5. Sprinkle on nine ounces of the cheese blend.
  6. Arrange the remaining potato mixture on top and pour the whipping cream over the potatoes.
  7. Sprinkle on the remaining salt, pepper and chili you are using.
  8. Sprinkle remaining three ounces of cheese on top.
  9. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. The cream should thicken and the top layer of cheese should turn a crispy golden brown color. If the cheese remains light, you can broil the gratin for a further few minutes until it has reached the desired color.

Serve in the baking dish and let everyone help themselves, family style!

Simple to make, filling to get your day going and absolutely heavenly to eat.

Do you have a favorite potato or cheese dish? Share with me by leaving a comment below or tweeting @parmie


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