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Parmesan Potatoes Au Gratin

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing


9 servings

This recipe represents my philosophy of cooking to its best - cooking with love. A good test to see if you have enough cream in the recipe is to gently press on the top of the layers (once finished). If there is enough cream, you should see it coming out on the sides, but not overflowing. Letting the au gratin rest is very important . . . even though it is so delicious that you would want to jump right in. If you like onions, slice thinly and add in between the layers. —Theresa Danos, Hyde Park, New York
Parmesan Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds red potatoes, very thinly sliced
  • 2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Combine the first five ingredients. Layer a third of the potatoes and 2/3 cup cheese mixture in a greased 8-in. square baking dish; repeat layers. Top with remaining potatoes; pour cream over top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture.
  2. Bake, covered Cover for 65 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 375°. Uncover; bake until potatoes are tender and top is golden brown, 25-30 minutes longer. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 378 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    Oct 10, 2017

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  • mshepherd07
    Feb 9, 2014

    This is a great side dish for the holidays. It goes great with ham. It is very rich and you can definitely taste the lemon. We all loved it at our house but this dish may not appeal to everyone.

  • crafty4
    Apr 4, 2013

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  • sararrrgh
    Mar 26, 2013

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  • sandysaba
    Mar 25, 2013

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  • hsferre
    May 17, 2012

    First bite was delicious, but it was so rich I couldn't eat much.

  • codegard
    May 7, 2012

    Throw away dish...creme curled..just not a good recipe..

  • johnsen
    Apr 30, 2012

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  • twodots
    Apr 29, 2012

    I took this new recipe to my friend's home for a family dinner. It received a 5 star rating. Everyone had two helpings.

  • Jbt830
    Apr 21, 2012

    My family loved these potatoes!! I made a double batch for Easter and they were a big hit. I divided the cream and poured some on each layer. Can't wait to make them again! I will add a little bit of garlic powder the next time.