I’m so excited about these easy cheesy au gratin hasselback potatoes! I LOVE these and I know that you will too. These easy potatoes make an amazing holiday side dish that the whole family will love.
When I was a kid, I loved au gratin potatoes. You know, like the kind in the box? I LOVED them.
And now that I cook for part of my living, I obviously no longer make them out of a box. But I wanted to make a holiday recipe to pay homage to one of my childhood favorites.
And guys – it came out so GOOD. This is one of those ‘grab a fork and eat it out of the pan’ recipes.
First, you’ll use a mandoline to slice the potatoes veeeeery thin. Please, please, please: wear a protective kitchen glove when using a mandoline. They are sharp people, and you all need all of your fingers for the holidays.
Here are some products that you should use for this recipe, both found on Amazon:
- Mandolin – This mandoline is very similar to the one I have. You’ll want to invest in a good mandoline so they last forever!
- Kitchen Glove – PLEASE use one of these whenever you use the mandoline. Your fingers will thank me. Check out this one for a good affordable option.
Ok, now that we’ve got our mandoline and glove, you’ll want to slice the potatoes reeeeeeal thin. I love arranging them in a rose in the center like the picture below, but you do you!
You can have then laying down flat or more upright, it’s all based on your preference.
The Recipe: Easy Cheesy Au Gratin Hasselback Potatoes
Now that we’ve got our potatoes sliced, let’s get cooking!
You’ll make a super delicious buttery cheesy sauce for your potatoes. Don’t skimp on the whole milk – this recipe needs the fat!
Pour the sauce all over the potatoes, top with more cheese, and bake, and then BAM, you’ve got a delicious cheese potato dish that is perfect for the holidays.
I personally love sage, and I think sage is delicious with this recipe. Rosemary and thyme are great too!
Other Holiday Side Dish Ideas
Looking for other holiday side dishes? You know I’ve got you covered! I’ve got a whole post on easy holiday side dishes. You can find it here.
If you’re looking for a whole holiday meal plan, check out my e-book, Taste of the Holidays! This book is filled with 10 holiday recipes and covers everything from breakfast, appetizers, dinner, cocktails, and dessert!
Easy Au Gratin Cheesy Potato Rose Ingredients
- 4 cups Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2 lbs)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 2 cups milk (I recommend using whole milk)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Using a mandolin, thinly slice potatoes until 1/8 in thick. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add in salt, pepper, and rosemary to the saucepan and whisk. Than,Slowly add in milk and whisk until everything is combined.
- Remove saucepan from heat and slowly stir in 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese.
- In a circular greased baking dish, line potatoes in a circular ring. Once the outer ring is complete, continue with inner rings until the whole dish is filled.
- Pour cheese sauce evenly over potatoes. Top dish with remaining Cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese.
- Bake for one hour, or until cheese is browned and bubbly.