Hasselback Potato Gratin. Slices of Yukon gold potatoes and yams, topped with a delicious and light cheesy cream sauce. You have to try this!
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I start planning my Thanksgiving Day menu about a month in advance. This week, I’ll be doing two Facebook live videos with this must-have ingredient and I couldn’t be more excited. Watch me LIVE on Go Bold With Butter’s Facebook page on Tuesday (11/15) and Wednesday (11/16) this week at 1pm central. I’ll be making a turkey, gravy, stuffing and on day 2: the best flaky pie crust, pumpkin pie and a pecan apple pumpkin pie. It’s going to be epic!
For the first time in a few years, we may be spending the holiday without my parents and sister’s family. Things have been crazy and traveling may be the last thing they want to do.
So, we’re going to have a Friendsgiving this year! There will be a delicious turkey, ham and lots of sides! I love having a variety of sides at dinner; some are baked and some are just salads, but either way I have to stick to a very detailed oven schedule. When things are going in and for how long and once the turkey goes in the oven, I can’t use my oven for anything else.
For the first time in my life, I have a double oven. Click here to learn about my KitchenAid’s 30″ Double Wall Oven with Even-Heat™ Thermal Bake/Broil. I love it so much and it’s going to make my holiday entertaining so much easier this year.
I am so ready for the big day! I’ve been up to my ears in planning and testing recipes. My kids and I love potatoes and we usually have at least two kinds of potatoes on our Thanksgiving Day table. Mashed potatoes are a must and this year, I’m also making this Hasselback Potato Gratin.
I got the idea from just regular hasselback potatoes. I wanted something stunning and delicious and this Hasselback Potato Gratin delivers. I used a combination of potatoes and yams, for both color and taste. Feel free to add more yams; you could even layer in yams after every potato! Get creative and make this dish your own!
Hasselback Potato Gratin
- 1/2 to 1 cup Gruyère cheese grated
- 1/2 to 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated (plus more for garnish, if desired)
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 2 to 3 medium garlic cloves minced
- 1 heaping tablespoon fresh thyme leaves roughly chopped (more for garnish, if desired)
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- 4 1/2 to 5 pounds Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes sliced 1/8-inch thick using a mandolin slicer
- 1/2 large yam peeled and sliced 1/8-inch thick using a mandolin slicer
- Preheat the KitchenAid® Double Wall Oven to 400° F. Using a mixing bowl, mix together the grated cheeses, heavy cream, garlic and thyme. Season with salt and pepper and add in the potato slices, a handful at a time, and toss together so that the potatoes become lightly coated with the cream mixture.
- As you finish coating each handful of potatoes, place into a separate dish until all of the potatoes and yams have gone through the heavy cream mixture.
- Grease a KitchenAid® 3.5-Quart Casserole Dish with butter. Pick up a handful of potatoes at a time, organizing them into a nice, even stack and lay them in the Casserole Dish with their edges aligned vertically. Continue placing potatoes in the dish, working around the perimeter and into the center until all the potatoes have been added.
- I also place yam slices in between the potatoes. Place yam slices in between the potato stacks in whatever pattern you choose.
- The potatoes should be very tightly packed. If you need to, slice an additional potato, coat lightly with the cream mixture and add to the casserole. Sprinkle on some extra freshly grated parmesan cheese if desired.
- Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil and transfer to the oven. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for another 45 minutes or until golden brown and crisp on top. Carefully remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes. Serve immediately.
Click here to get this fabulous recipe on The Kitchenthusiast blog! I’ve made this hasselback potato gratin three times and I’m making it again on Thanksgiving!
Wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving Day holiday! I know a lot of us out there are scared, stunned by what’s going on in our country and angry. . but I hope we can cling tight to each other, our loved ones, our family and give thanks.
Parents, we have to teach our children right from wrong, good from bad and to love everyone equally. No race is better than the other and we need to stand together as a nation. Together. Strong. And for what we believe in. My prayer for the leaders of our country and for wisdom. And may God help us.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with KitchenAid USA. All opinions stated are 100% my own.
Vivian | stayaliveandcooking says
Ohhhh that looks super delicious! I have never tried adding yams, but potato gratin is probably my all time favourite side dish. Have a great week!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays too, and I love experiment with new side dishes! These potatoes look SO good, Alice! I’ve never tried a hasselback version before, so this looks perfect!
Ashley - the recipe rebel says
This is the most gorgeous side dish for fall Alice! I am totally jealous of your oven situation — what a dream! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving next week!
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
What a perfect Thanksgiving dish. I’d take crispy roasted potatoes over mashed any day!
Good Lord that looks amazing Alice! Definitely gotta add this to our Thanksgiving menu
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
OMG Alice! This is one stunning side for the holidays! And I bet it tastes as good as it looks!
OMG, holidays without the family (parents) are not so much fun, but it happens at times! Friendsgiving sounds fun ! This gratin looks awesome! Love the colors!
Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says
The potatoes are my favorite part of Thanksgiving! LOVE this idea.
Have you made a recipe like this with just sweet potatoes? We grew so many sweet potatoes in our garden this year and we are hosting Thanksgiving. We wanted to incorporate them into our feast and this sounds so delicious.
Hi Bre, I haven’t but you should try it! If I have time I might try something. . using sweet potatoes is a great idea!
Nothing beats a good potato side dish and this sounds perfect!
Rony Jahid says
What a gorgeous potato dish, so cheese! Your oven much better & I like most. Now I thinking to change my older oven after seeing your oven. Very nice sharing.
Thank you so much, Rony! It’s the KitchenAid Double oven. . my first double oven. I love it!
Rony JahidSo says
My pleasure, & its so nice. Thanks for your beautiful response.
Laura | Tutti Dolci says
Love, love, love these potatoes! Perfect Thanksgiving side!
I love potatoes gratin! This looks too pretty to eat!
Do you think this could be made a day ahead?
Hi Carolyne, you can prep the potatoes ahead of time, but I would definitely bake this day of. Hope that helps!
Great, that’s what I thought. Plans to make this for a Christmas family dinner.