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Gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes from scratch are the perfect side dish and comfort food. Although you can use any cheese you like for such a dish, smoked Gouda, white cheddar and parmesan cheese go especially well together, making this the best potatoes au gratin for a special occasion.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes from scratch. These are the best potatoes au gratin!

It’s hard to describe just how delicious this triple cheese potato side dish is. You’ll just have to whip it up for yourself and find out!

Looking for tasty new dishes to try? How do crab cake egg rolls sound or what about crab and lobster bisque? Another potato recipe you might enjoy is mashed red skin potatoes.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes from scratch. These are the best potatoes au gratin!

You have plenty of options when making a cheesy Gouda potatoes au gratin. Make scalloped potatoes from scratch for the nicest result. These gourmet scalloped potatoes are coated in a blend of cheeses and baked in the oven until everything is melted and tender and delicious.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes from scratch. These are the best potatoes au gratin!

Which Potatoes to Use for the Best Potatoes au Gratin

I like to use starchy potatoes to make this. Russet or Yukon Gold are good choices. Choose a starchy potato because it bakes tender without disintegrating and the starch also helps thicken the sauce. Waxy potatoes aren’t as good because they might not cook through completely.

Also, their texture makes them too firm for Gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes, which you should be able to break up while eating with just your fork.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes from scratch. These are the best potatoes au gratin!

Do You Have to Peel the Potatoes First?

Typically the potatoes nestled underneath all that smoked Gouda, white cheddar and parmesan cheese are peeled. However, there is no hard and fast rule that you have to peel them. It depends not only on your preference but also the kind of potatoes you’re using.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes from scratch. These are the best potatoes au gratin!

If you’re using thin-skinned potatoes, either brown- or red-skinned, give them a good scrub before slicing them. If the potatoes you are using have thicker skins (the kind you usually mash) it’s best to peel them.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes from scratch. These are the best potatoes au gratin!

What Else You Need for Gourmet Scalloped Potatoes

You will need smoked Gouda, white cheddar and parmesan cheese to make scalloped potatoes from scratch. Feel free to change the cheeses you use. Gruyere is good rather than the Gouda or you could use a blend of cheeses or, in fact, whatever you like. Choose white or light cheeses rather than bright orange cheddar, for example. It just looks more elegant that way.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes from scratch. These are the best potatoes au gratin!

Green onions and shallot add more flavour, teamed with red pepper, mustard, nutmeg, and garlic. In addition you will need heavy cream and butter for richness.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes from scratch. These are the best potatoes au gratin!

You will definitely find cheesy smoked Gouda scalloped potatoes pair beautifully with anything on the menu. Whether turkey, chicken, ham, pork, or another protein is the dish of the day, gourmet scalloped potatoes are a wonderful accompaniment.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes. You will love these gourmet scalloped potatoes au gratin.

How to Make Scalloped Potatoes from Scratch

Time to make Gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes! You will need to slice the potatoes as thinly as possible. Try to get them 1/16-inch thick. This can be hard (or impossible!) to achieve with even the sharpest chef’s knife. I like to use a mandolin slicer (here) when making these potatoes with Gouda cheese so the slices are perfectly even.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes. You will love these gourmet scalloped potatoes au gratin.

Let the potatoes soak in water while you slice the shallot to the same thickness as the potatoes. Mix together the cream and seasonings.

Drain and dry the potatoes then layer them with the cream mixture followed by the shallot and green onions on top. Add the cheese and then more potatoes and press down firmly. Keep layering until you’ve used the ingredients then bake, covered with foil, until done.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes. You will love these gourmet scalloped potatoes au gratin.

Smoked Gouda potatoes au gratin are piping hot when they come out of the oven so you can let the dish sit for 10 minutes or so before serving. I like to grind black pepper on top and sprinkle on some green onions too for colour.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes. You will love these gourmet scalloped potatoes au gratin.

How to Store Leftover Cheesy Gouda Potatoes au Gratin

If you have leftover Gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes, transfer them into an airtight container and refrigerate them. Eat them within 5 days. You can also freeze them for 2 or 3 weeks.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes. You will love these gourmet scalloped potatoes au gratin.

How to Reheat Leftover Gourmet Scalloped Potatoes

Thaw the potatoes overnight in the refrigerator first if they have been frozen. Warm them up in a frying pan on the stove or in the microwave, as you prefer. You can also reheat them in an ovenproof dish or the dish you cooked them in for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cover the dish with foil before putting it in the oven.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes. You will love these gourmet scalloped potatoes au gratin.

If you have a million dishes to prepare for Christmas or Thanksgiving or whichever holiday you are catering, there is another time-saving step. You can prepare gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes a day ahead. Once you have finished layer the potatoes, cream, cheese, and onions, cover the baking dish with foil and refrigerate overnight.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes. You will love these gourmet scalloped potatoes au gratin.

The following day let it come to room temperature on the countertop and finish the recipe by baking it according to the recipe. The reason to let it come to room temperature first is so you don’t ‘shock’ a cold glass or Pyrex baking dish in the hot oven. This can lead to cracks which is the last thing you need on one of the busiest days of the year!

What To Serve With Gouda Scalloped Potatoes

Gouda scalloped potatoes are a delicious and indulgent side dish that pairs well with a variety of main dishes. For a hearty meal, serve them alongside roasted chicken or beef tenderloin. For a lighter option, pair them with your favourite summer salad recipes.

Other delicious sides that complement the rich and creamy flavor of gouda scalloped potatoes include asparagus, roasted Brussels sprouts, or garlic cheese carrots. If you are a fan of all kinds of potato recipes, for a larger holiday meal you could add another potato side dish like this twice baked potato casserole. To balance out the richness of the dish, consider serving a crisp white wine or a light beer.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes. You will love these gourmet scalloped potatoes au gratin.

Gouda Cheddar Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

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Gouda Cheddar Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Gouda cheddar parmesan scalloped potatoes from scratch are the perfect side dish. The smoked Gouda, white cheddar and parmesan cheese go especially well together, making this the best potatoes au gratin for a special occasion.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Rest: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 2 Pounds potatoes, red, washed
  • 1  shallot
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 1 Cup gouda cheese, freshly shredded smoked
  • 1 Cup cheddar cheese, shredded white
  • 1 Cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon mustard, powdered
  • 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Using a mandolin, slice potatoes very thinly – about 1/16” thick. Immediately place the sliced potatoes in a bowl of very cold water. Let the potatoes sit in the water for a few minutes.
  • Using the mandolin, slice the shallot very thinly – about1/16” thick, set aside
  • Grease the bottom and sides of a 9×13 (or similar) baking dish using the 1 Tablespoon of butter.
  • In a measuring cup or a vessel that is easy to pour, mix the heavy cream with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, mustard powder, nutmeg, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  • Drain the potatoes and rinse a couple of times with cold water.
  • Dry the potatoes off using a paper towel or a clean lint-free kitchen towel.
  • Place one layer of the potato slices in the bottom of the dish, covering the entire surface of the bottom of the dish. It is OK for the potatoes to overlap a little bit.
  • Drizzle about ¼ of the cream mixture over the layer of potatoes in the dish.
  • Sprinkle a few of the chopped green onions and slices of shallot on top of the potatoes and cream.
  • Do another layer of the potatoes on top of the cream, shallots, and green onions.
  • This time, instead of cream, sprinkle about ¼ of each of the cheeses on top of the potatoes.
  • Do another layer of the potatoes on top of the cheese. Once the potatoes are on, give everything a good press down. You want the layers to be nice and tight.
  • Continue the process of layering and pressing firmly, potatoes, cream with shallots and green onions, potatoes, cheese, potatoes…etc. until you have just enough potatoes left to do the final top layer.
  • Arrange the top layer of the potatoes and top with the remaining cream, then top the cream with any remaining cheese.
  • Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes.
  • After 40 to 45 minutes, remove the aluminum foil from the dish and bake for another 20 to 30 minutes until the top is golden.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with chopped green onion and fresh black pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 1129mg | Potassium: 795mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1218IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 665mg | Iron: 2mg
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If you are looking for a potato side dish that is the ultimate comfort food, give these Gouda au gratin potatoes a try. This baked potato and cheese dish is perfect for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter or other family meals.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. Gouda is my favorite!! Such a delicious recipe! The steps were easy to follow, and the result was fantastic.