Sunday, April 12, 2009

Creamy Thyme Potato Gratin

Rich layers of potatoes seasoned with savory cream cheese, thyme and garlic and topped with crunch Parmesan bread crumb topping is perfect as a special occasion side dish.


4 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced(about 4 cups)

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon thyme

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

4 ounces (1/2 of 8-ounce package) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup heavy cream

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss potatoes with melted butter, thyme, garlic salt and pepper in medium bowl.

2. Mix cream cheese and cream until blended. Layer 1/3 of potato mixture in 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Spread 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture evenly over potatoes. Repeat layers, ending with potatoes. Mix parmesan cheese and bread crumbs in small bowl. Sprinkle over potatoes. cover with foil.

3. Bake 40 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 15 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender and top is golden.


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