This Golden Potato Gratin is a fantastic dish to prepare for both adults and kids because although it looks quite fancy, it’s super easy to prepare.

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I’m a big fan of potatoes because they’re inexpensive, versatile, delicious and kids tend to love them. This Golden Potato Gratin is super duper creamy, cheesy and decadent. It makes a really special side for the holidays or any night of the week really. Thin slices of Yukon Gold potatoes layered with white cheddar cheese? Doesn’t get any better than that!


I love using Yukon gold potatoes for this recipe. They have a golden color, buttery taste and waxy (holds up well to being sliced and baked) finish that makes them a perfect choice. Most groceries and supermarkets carry them and they can also be found most months at your local farmer’s market. But, if you can’t find them, you can really use any type of baking potato. This is the perfect dish to serve at a party, holiday gathering or just a regular family dinner when you want to try to satisfy everyone’s taste buds!


I highly recommend using a mandolin to slice the potatoes. Mainly because it’s so much faster, but also because it makes nice even thickness slices. With that said though, you can absolutely slice by hand. Just get yourself a nice, sharp knife and get to cutting! Even if they aren’t perfectly even, you’ll still get a delicious result. 


I love potatoes so much because they’re super versatile (and affordable). Any way you make them whether they’re roasted, mashed, or fried they’re just plain delicious and go with tons of entrees. If you’re looking for some inspiration for those potatoes in your pantry make one of these recipes: Yukon Gold Potato FansCrispy Smashed PotatoesHerb Garlic Roast Potatoes, or Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes.


I really hope you like this Golden Gratin Potato dish! Let me know if you make it by tagging my on social media


Golden Potato Gratin

This Golden Potato Gratin is a fantastic dish to prepare for both adults and kids because although it looks quite fancy, it's super easy to prepare.
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Servings: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • butter, for greasing dish
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 pounds potatoes (I used Yukon gold), thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups white cheddar cheese (you could also use gruyere or swiss)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Butter an 8×8 inch baking or oval gratin dish.
  • In a large bowl whisk the milk and salt.
  • Add the potatoes to the milk mixture and toss to combine.
  • Place half of the potatoes in the baking dish and sprinkle with half of the cheese.
  • Layer the remaining potatoes in the dish and pour any remaining milk over the potatoes.
  • Cover with cheese.
  • Bake, covered with foil for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20-30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.


To get uniform thickness on your potatoes, use a mandolin to slice them.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1080mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I’m not sure but there may be a mistake on this recipe. All the other recipes I looked at called for 1 1/2 or 2 cups milk and this called for only one. Plus in the directions it says to pour any remaining milk (remaining ???) That doesn’t make sense.

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