Indulgent Creamy Potato Bake

Creamy Potato Bake
Creamy Potato Bake

Who doesn’t like a creamy potato bake? Thin slices of potato swathed in cream, garlic, a dusting of nutmeg and each layer sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

Call it creamy potato bake, potatoes Dauphinoise or potatoes au gratin, the results are the same. It really is the ultimate potato side dish and is very easy, and simple to put together.

It’s luxurious, silky and loaded with flavour.  The world is just fine when potato, cream and cheese get together in our opinion.

Ingredients to make Creamy Potato Bake

What to serve creamy potato bake with

  • roast meats
  • steaks
  • fish
  • grilled snags or chops
  • grilled chicken
  • or simply by itself for a bowl of comfort food
Creamy potato bake in a black pan

the recipe

This recipe comes from UK born,  Australian cook Valli Little. Valli wrote for Delicious magazine and was an imaginative and well travelled cook whose recipes were always failsafe. Sadly Valli passed away in 2017, but thankfully her recipes live on.

Black baking dish with sliced potato and cheese to make Creamy Potato Bake
place layers of potatoes then parmesan and the garlic milk mixture repeat until all of the potato been used


We have used red Pontiac potatoes for this recipe. You can save on time by not peeling them if you like.

other potato suggestions:

  • desiree
  • Yukon golds
  • russet
  • rooster
  • maris piper
  • any good starchy potato


Thinly sliced potatoes on a concrete table with a mandoline
a mandoline helps speed the slicing prep time

If you don’t own a mandolin in your kitchen arsenal we recommend you get yourself one. This very sharp slicing tool allows you to cut potatoes uniformly and evenly.

You don’t have to spend a fortune, as an inexpensive plastic mandolin will do the job quicker than a sharp knife. This handy tool was just made for potato bake but a sharp knife will get the job done, albeit it with a little more time.

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Creamy Potato Bake
Yield: 6 serves

Creamy Potato Bake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Creamy potato bake is a classic French potato dish that is soft, buttery and luxurious with cream. Perfect as a side dish and reheats beautifully.


  • 600g (9 ounces) potatoes (about 4 large) peeled, or unpeeled
  • 165ml (5 1/2 fl oz) cream
  • 165ml (5 1/2 fl oz) full cream milk
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 50g (2 ounces) finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine white pepper
  • 50g (1 3/4 ounces) butter cut into small cubes
  • a 1 1/2 litre (3 pint) baking dish


  • preheat oven to 180c - 360f bake not fan
  • slice potatoes thinly using a mandolin or by hand
  • mix milk, cream, salt, pepper, garlic and nutmeg in a jug
  • start with a thin layer of potatoes, pour about 1/4 cup of the cream mixture over potatoes
  • sprinkle a little parmesan cheese over potatoes
  • add another layer of potatoes and keep repeating layers till all of the ingredients are used
  • dot cubed butter over the top
  • place a piece of baking paper over the potatoes
  • cover tightly with tinfoil
  • place on middle shelf of oven and cook for 1 hour
  • take potatoes from oven and remove foil and baking paper
  • pop potatoes back into the oven for a further 25-30 minutes till golden and bubbling
  • serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 44Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 10mgSodium 390mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 2g

Nutritional information provided here is only intended as a guide.

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  1. This is now my ‘go to’ recipe for a gorgeous side dish for barbecues! – we absolutely love this dish paired with a pear and rocket salad and a steak! – so quick and easy to prepare and another ‘Winner’ with a capital W!

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Elle, we’re so pleased that this potato bake has won you over, it’s delicious. Thanks for commenting. Regards Jo and Jen

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