Cheese and potatoes are a match made in side dish heaven.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 23, 2017

Creamy, cheesy potato gratin is a guaranteed holiday side dish hit. Plus, it’s super easy to make using this simple slicing method. Here, seven of the best-ever potato gratins to make for Christmas dinner.

1. Golden Potato and Porcini Gratin

Umami-packed porcini mushrooms give this indulgent dish delicious depth of flavor.

2. Healthy Potato Gratin with Herbs

This creamy but creamless recipe gets great flavor from thyme and rosemary.

3. Herbed Potato Gratin with Roasted Garlic and Manchego

One of chef Jose Garces’s favorite side dishes, this gratin combines lots of sharp, nutty Manchego cheese and smoky San Simón cheese for rich, complex flavor.

4. Canadian Bacon, Potato and Swiss-Chard Gratin

This dish is hearty enough to be a main course on its own.

5. Celery Root and Sweet Potato Gratin

To make this gratin even more decadent, the celery root and sweet potato slices are layered with bacon and Gruyère cheese.

6. Potato Gratin with Juniper Berries

Juniper berries add intrigue to potatoes baked with broth and topped with crisp golden bread crumbs.

7. Provençal Potato Gratin

This recipe comes from a cluster of villages in the hills of the Diois region in the south of France.