Au Gratin Potatoes with Gruyere

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5 from 9 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 5 minutes
Stand Time: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 45 minutes

Au Gratin Potatoes with Gruyere is bound to be your new favorite scalloped potato dish! This easy dish idea will have dinner on your table in no time.

Au Gratin Potatoes with Gruyere on a white plate with a striped placemat

If you love potato-styled dinner dishes then au gratin potatoes with gruyere is the perfect dish for you and your family. It has all the goods such as potatoes, cheese, and a taste of parsley. Gruyere scalloped potatoes is so delicious and your family will beg for you to make it again!

Did you know that Au Gratin loosely translates to “give a dish a golden brown top?” You’ll definitely enjoy scalloped potatoes vs au gratin and the delicious, golden crust it has on top! Learn more here.


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What We Love About This Recipe

What makes this recipe great? Scalloped vs au gratin potatoes is a delicious and cheesy dish that will leave your family full and satisfied.

  • Easy Ingredients: You can find all the ingredients for au gratin potatoes with gruyere in your local grocery store!
  • Family Friendly: Kids will absolutely love this combination of potatoes and cheese.
  • Meat Free: This dish is made entirely without meat and it perfect for those who don’t like it.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Au gratin vs scalloped potatoes is freezable and can be pulled out for another dinner night!
Gruyere scalloped potatoes in a baking dish

Ingredient Notes

  • Onion: The onions in gruyere scalloped potatoes help give the dish a distinct flavor and texture.
  • Gruyere: The best cheese for au gratin potatoes is gruyere. Other cheeses make the dish too oily.
  • Flour: Flour helps to thicken the contents of the dish so that it does not come out runny.
  • Parsley: This herb adds a complimentary taste to au gratin potatoes with gruyere.
ingredients for Au Gratin Potatoes with Gruyere

Equipment Needed

  • Potato Peeler
  • Mandolin
  • Baking Sheet
  • Non-Stick Cooking Oil Spray

How to Make Au Gratin Potatoes with Gruyere

These are the basic steps for making scalloped potatoes vs au gratin. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

process for making Au Gratin Potatoes with Gruyere

STEP 1: Preheat and Peel

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, peel the potatoes, slice them thin with a mandolin, and finely chop the onions.

STEP 2: Spray and Top

Spray the baking dish with cooking spray and alternate layers of potatoes, onions, flour, salt and pepper. Top with cubed butter.

STEP 3: Heat and Pour

Heat the milk until almost boiling. Pour the milk into the baking dish.

process for making Au Gratin Potatoes with Gruyere

STEP 4: Top and Bake

Top the dish with shredded cheese and bake until the potatoes are tender.

STEP 5: Uncover and Broil

Uncover and bake the dish until the cheese browns. Then, broil for two minutes.

STEP 6: Remove

Remove the dish from the oven and let it stand for 20 minutes.

Prep and Storage Tips


Prepare the dish as instructed and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Keep refrigerated, unbaked, for up to three days before serving.


Place gruyere scalloped potatoes in portions in an airtight container and place in the fridge for three to five days .


Store the dish in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the freezer.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and reheat the dish for 30 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions


Substitute the flour for sweet rice flour to make this dish gluten free.


Yes, but the dish will come out more oily if you choose to use other cheeses.


Yes, depending on how much of the dish you would like to make, double or divide the required ingredients listed in this recipe.


Au gratin potatoes are much thinner than scalloped potatoes. They allow for the cheese and cream to soak through the potatoes.

Gruyere scalloped potatoes in a white baking dish

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: If you’re looking to feed many, then gruyere scalloped potatoes are perfect to fill hungry bellies.
  • Alternate ingredient: If gruyere really isn’t your favorite cheese then you can substitute it for parmesan Reggiano. This cheese will bake without making the dish oily.
  • Cooking method tip: Pat your potatoes dry with a paper towel before placing them in the baking sheet to prevent the potato gratin sauce from becoming too watery.

What to Serve with Au Gratin Potatoes with Gruyere

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5 from 9 votes

Scalloped Potatoes with Gruyere

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 5 minutes
Stand Time: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 45 minutes
Scalloped Potatoes with Gruyere cheese is a warm, beautifully flavored dish that is perfect compliment to any meal. Elegant enough for company and hardy enough for the family.
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  • 1 ½ ponds yellow or white potatoes. You will need around 5 medium size potatoes to get the three cups of sliced potatoes needed for the recipe.
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 cup gruyere
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Peel the potatoes, then use a mandolin, or sharp knife for a thin slice about to ¼ inches thick.
  • Finely chop the onions.
  • Spray the bottoms and sides of an 8 x 8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Alternate layers of potatoes, onions, flour, salt and pepper, starting with potatoes first and ending with flour mixture on top. You should have 3 layers.*See recipe notes
  • Top with cubed butter.
  • Heat the milk until just before boiling.
  • Pour the milk over the layers in the baking dish.
  • Top with gruyere.
  • Bake covered until the potatoes are fork tender (approx 50 minutes).
  • Uncover and bake until the cheese bubbles and browns. (approx 15 minutes).
  • Broil for 2 minutes to get a nice golden brown top.
  • Remove the dish from the oven, and let it stand for 15 – 20 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

Expert Tips

  • Add Different Flavors: Fresh garlic, fresh thyme, rosemary or other fresh herbs.
  • Protein: Add diced ham or your favorite protein to the dish.
  • Variation tip: For a Keto version try using heavy cream in your cream mixture and use cauliflower in place of the potatoes.
  • Alternate ingredient: Different vegetables such as mushrooms, broccoli or carrots to the gratin.
  • Pattern: Feel free to lay out the potatoes for your potatoes gruyere dish. Make spirals of overlap them for a fancy presentation.
  • More Cheese: Whisk in more cheese to your dish such as parmesan cheese to make it even more flavorful.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 572IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 328mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Course: dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: au gratin potatoes, au gratin potatoes with gruyere, gruyere, potatoes, scalloped potatoes

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5 thoughts on “Au Gratin Potatoes with Gruyere”

  1. 5 stars
    Made this recipe to go with meatloaf and it was delicious. I won’t use any other cheese now that I’ve tried au gratin with gruyere cheese. Rich and delicious.


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