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Creamy garlic parmesan potatoes (dauphinoise potatoes)

The most delicious and luxurious creamy, cheesy, garlic-y potatoes. So perfect for your Christmas or Thanksgiving table, or whenever you want a quick and easy side dish to go with your posh meal.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Cuisine French
Servings (click to change) 4
Author Helen


  • 2/3 cup double cream
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • a good grating of nutmeg optional
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme plus a bit more for sprinkling
  • 1 pound potatoes thinly sliced (about 3mm thick)
  • 1/2 a large onion or 1 smaller one, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 ounces grated cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 180C / 355F and butter a medium-sized baking dish.
  • Place the cream, milk, garlic, nutmeg (if using) and thyme in a medium saucepan and heat to a simmer. Add the potato and onion slices, put a lid on the saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes, until the potatoes are just tender. Give them a good stir after half the cooking time.
  • Remove the thyme sprigs, then tip half of the potato mixture into the baking dish. Grind over plenty of salt and pepper and sprinkle over about a third of the cheese.
  • Tip the rest of the potato mixture and cream/milk into the dish, smoothing out the top a little, then sprinkle over the rest of the cheese. Grind over a bit more pepper (if you like), then sprinkle over a little more fresh thyme.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden and bubbling.


You can assemble this dish ahead of time, and cook later. Just assemble to the end of step 4, then cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.
Leftovers reheat pretty well, either in the oven or microwave.


Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 6gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 77mgPotassium: 571mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 725IUVitamin C: 15.4mgCalcium: 150mgIron: 3.8mg
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