Horseradish Potato Gratin


You won't even miss the cheese in this comforting side dish.

Horseradish Potato Gratin in a Silver Serving Platter with Silver Spoon
Photo: Con Poulos
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
8 serves

This preparation of au gratin potatoes eschews cheese in favor of spicy horseradish. Trust us—you won’t miss the extra dairy (or calories). And better yet? Set aside just 10 minutes to chop and prep, then let the oven do the rest of the work.

You won’t believe how easy it is: First, butter a casserole dish, then combine the remaining five ingredients in a bowl before pressing it into the pan. Bake for 25 minutes with foil covering the dish, then another hour or so without the foil. Serve with a meaty main and a green salad or vegetable for a hearty, comforting meal.


  • unsalted butter for the baking dish, at room temperature

  • 3 cups heavy cream

  • ¼ cup prepared horseradish

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 3 pounds russet potatoes (about 6), peeled and thinly sliced


  1. Heat oven to 375 F. Butter a shallow 3-quart baking dish. In a large bowl, combine the cream, horseradish, nutmeg, 1½ teaspoons salt, and ¾ teaspoon pepper. Add the potatoes and toss to coat.

  2. Transfer the potato mixture to the prepared baking dish, pressing gently to submerge the potatoes. Cover the dish with foil, place on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden for 50 to 65 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

447 Calories
35g Fat
32g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 447
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 1144mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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