Herbed Potato Gratin with Roasted Garlic and Manchego Recipe

Herbed Potato Gratin with Roasted Garlic and Manchego Recipe

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How To Make Herbed Potato Gratin with Roasted Garlic and Manchego

This herbed potato gratin recipe gets a Spanish twist with the addition of Manchego cheese and some flavorful roasted garlic.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total: 3 hours



  • 3headgarlic
  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 4cupshalf-and-half,(1 quart)
  • 1tbspthyme,chopped
  • 1tsprosemary,chopped
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5lbYukon gold potatoes
  • 9ozManchego cheese,aged
  • 5ozSan Simón,or smoked Gouda cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a 9-inch cake pan, drizzle the garlic with the oil. Cover with foil and roast for 40 minutes, until tender. Let cool, then squeeze out the cloves.

  3. Mash the garlic to a paste and transfer to a saucepan. Add the half-and-half, thyme, and rosemary and bring to a boil. Simmer over very low heat for about 20 minutes, until reduced to 3 cups. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Arrange one-fourth of the potatoes in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Top with one-fourth of the shredded cheeses and drizzle lightly with the garlic cream. Repeat the layering with the remaining potatoes, cheese, and cream.

  5. Pour any remaining cream on top and press the top layer of potatoes to submerge it.

  6. Bake the gratin for about 1½ hours, until golden and bubbling.

  7. Let cool for 20 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.


  • Calories: 367.86kcal
  • Fat: 17.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.12g
  • Trans Fat: 0.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.55g
  • Fiber: 4.69g
  • Sugar: 5.13g
  • Protein: 12.22g
  • Cholesterol: 51.53mg
  • Sodium: 710.95mg
  • Calcium: 278.91mg
  • Potassium: 980.71mg
  • Iron: 1.92mg
  • Vitamin A: 134.97µg
  • Vitamin C: 42.19mg
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