Chef Kari’s Au Gratin Potatoes

Not just any au gratin recipe..this one will have you making a couple batches to keep or bring over to a friends for dinner. Happy Eating!

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preparation Time
15 mins

cook Time
60 mins


326 per serving


  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 pounds yukon gold potatoes, sliced into 1/4inch thick slices
  • 1/2 cup grated gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoons paprika



Preheat an outdoor grill to 450 degrees F. Butter a Dutch oven with about 1 tablespoon of the softened butter. Arrange a layer of potatoes in the baking dish, and sprinkle some of the cheeses over them. Continue layering potatoes and cheeses until you've used them all, ending with a layer of potatoes. In a small bowl, whisk the cream with the nutmeg, salt, and pepper; pour this over the potatoes. Dot the remaining butter over the top and sprinkle with the paprika. Bake for 1 hour, or until the potatoes are tender and golden brown on top. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

recipe by

Kari K.


Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.