Truffled Potatoes au Gratin

A classic recipe dressed up for special occasions, humble potatoes are bathed in a truffle studded cheese sauce and baked until tender. Truffled Potatoes au Gratin are very simple to make and are a stellar addition to any dinner.

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Growing up, one of my favorite side dishes was Potato Gratin. It came from a box, had a powdered cheese sauce and always tasted completely, insanely amazing. Potatoes baked in a cheese sauce (real or not) was always the way to turn my smile upside down…..even if it was piled high next to a slab of liver or a chicken croquette.

It kind of took the sting out of my main course.  I still will whip out the box, on occasion, if dinner needs to be on the table in a hurry like this one-pot chicken casserole but there’s nothing quite like making Au Gratin Potatoes from scratch. Especially, if you have a bunch of truffle butter lying around.

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So, when D’artagnan Foods contacted me to create a recipe using some of their products I jumped at the chance.  I’ve been using their duck and truffle products for years. It was my way of eating a king’s meal on a poor girl’s budget in my 20’s.

Their Black Truffle Butter is amazing and filled with true truffle flavor.  It’s easy to infuse any dish with that rich, earthy black truffle essence without breaking the bank and is completely bonkers in this Truffled Potatoes au Gratin recipe.  And really, when you tell your dinner guests a dish has black truffles in it…they get all excited and think that they’re something special because you sprung for truffles! 🙂

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These Truffled Potato au Gratin are so simple to make. I made my favorite, from scratch, Potatoes au Gratin (which I now realize is not on my site…fixing that soon!) and replaced the butter with the black truffle butter.  Instead of the traditional cheddar cheese, I substituted a mild, creamy Havarti so the flavor of the cheese would not overpower the truffle.

It was the perfect blend of smooth, velvety, earthiness that I was looking for in a sauce.  It enrobed the potatoes just beautifully and after it was finished baking, a golden cheesy crust developed making it a dish hard to resist digging into while I was shooting the photos.  The whole recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prep and you can make the dish ahead of time…baking just before serving making this the perfect side dish for the holidays.

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I served it with this fool proof Prime Rib Roast and these green beans.  If you want something a little less rich with your Prime Rib, these easy, crispy smashed skillet potatoes are also pretty epic. 

 So, there you have it…my life saving childhood side dish made a little more sophisticated. What’s your favorite childhood dish all grown up?

Looking for MORE easy potato recipes?  Try these family favorites:

Truffled Potatoes Au Gratin

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes au gratin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: Kellie

No holiday is complete without these Truffled Potatoes Au Gratin.  So easy to make!

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Ingredients

  • 3 ounces D'artagnan Black Truffle Butter
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 2 cups shredded havarti cheese
  • 5 cups thinly sliced yukon gold potatoes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the truffle butter over low heat. Whisk in the cornstarch, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add the milk and bring to a boil. Cook the sauce stirring constantly until thickened, approximately 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese until melted. Stir in the potatoes.
  3. Transfer to a 2 quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 30-45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the sauce is golden brown and bubbling. Remove from the oven and allow to stand 5-10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Truffled Potatoes Au Gratin
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 458mg20%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 12.2mg15%
Calcium 148mg15%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

9 comments on “Truffled Potatoes au Gratin”

  1. Well these would blow any boxed mix right out of the water! In fact, I never cared for the boxed variety and so stayed away from au gratin potatoes–these look like they are not to be missed!

  2. I actually asked for truffle paste for Christmas. This is what I would love for Christmas. Yum!

  3. That perfectly browned cheese on top…. mmm…. pardon me while I lose myself in cheesy reverie.

  4. I absolutely love truffle butter! It turns any dish into a fancy one and without the jaw-dropping cost. These potatoes would be the star of any meal!

  5. I’ve heard so many good things about cooking & baking with truffle flavors – I even bought some spices a while back but never got the nerve to cook with them. I’m loving everything about this recipe though, and I KNOW the husband would love it too. Will be making it for sure!

  6. This is one seriously beautiful recipe. I can’t stop staring at it. It’s the most gorgeous potato gratin I’ve ever seen.

  7. I make homemade au gratins all the time, but never once thought of truffle butter….yes please.

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