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Au gratin potatoes in white baking dish with wooden spoon.

Smoked Gouda Potatoes Au Gratin

  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


You're going to love the smoky flavor that the Gouda cheese adds to this delicious potato side dish! This is an easy side dish recipe that suits Easter ham, prime rib - really any dinner! Garnish with fresh chives or parsley and Parmesan. I hope this recipe for Smoked Gouda Potatoes Au Gratin becomes your favorite side dish too!



2 lbs. Russet potatoes

2 cups half-and-half cream (or heavy cream)

1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 cup havarti, shredded

1/2 cup smoked Gouda cheese, shredded

1 and 3/4 cups milk Cheddar cheese, grated

Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Grease an 8x8-inch casserole dish with butter. Alternatively, you can spray the baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  3. Use a sharp knife or mandolin slicer to and peel the russet potatoes, rinse and slice potatoes into 1/8" thick slices. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together half and half cream, salt and pepper.
  5. In a small bowl, combine 1 and 1/4 cups of the cheddar cheese, all of the havarti and all of the smoked Gouda cheese.
  6. Layer a third of the potato slices on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with one-third of the cheese mixture, then pour one-third of the heavy cream mixture over top.
  7.  Repeat for two more layers in the same manner. 
  8. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese on top. 
  9. Bake in 350°F oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender when pierced.
  10. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.


Reheating instructions: Bring to room temperature, then reheat in a 375°F oven, covered in foil for 20 to 25 minutes. 

Microwave - cover loosely with paper towelling and reheat over medium heat for three minute increments, checking every few minutes. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: smoked Gouda potatoes au gratin, cheesy au gratin potatoes