Enjoy Cheesy Potato Gratin Muffin Stacks Recipe for individual servings of delicious gratin potatoes, topped with fresh chives. Perfect for a dinner party any time of year!

Potato Gratin Muffin Stacks in a muffin tin

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We recently made this Potato Gratin Muffin Stacks Recipe, so good with prime rib, chicken, or Herbed Brown Butter Scallops! This is one of the easiest side dishes you can make! I love “easy!’

Potato Gratin Muffin Stacks Recipe

So easy, here are the ingredients for this recipe:

  • Medium russet potatoes
  • Butter
  • Minced garlic
  • Heavy cream
  • Garlic powder, nutmeg, ground black pepper, and kosher salt
  • Sharp white cheddar cheese
  • Chopped chives

Potato Gratin Muffin Stacks Recipe

Potato Gratin Muffin Stacks Recipe

Usually we serve my Potato-Fennel Gratin recipe, but this new on …  Mm-m-m, so cheesy good.

And I love the individual servings!

Bake without cheese for 30 minutes, then add the cheese, and bake until melted and brown on top!

Potato Gratin Muffin Stacks Recipe

Serve with fresh chives sprinkled on top!

This was our Christmas dinner this past week. (Scallop recipe coming soon.)

Potato Gratin Muffin Stacks Recipe

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side dish potato stacks with brown butter scallops

Enjoy this Potato Gratin Muffin Stacks Recipe that we adapted from the magazine this last week for our dinner!

More gratin recipes:

Cauliflower Bacon Gratin [+video RE], Pressure Cooker Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin [Pressure Cooking Today], Spaghetti Squash & Chard Gratin [Kalyn’s Kitchen].

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Potato Gratin Muffin Stacks Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 12
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  • 2 lb. peeled small or medium russet potatoes, thinly sliced with mandolin
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped chives


  • Preheat oven to 375° and grease a standard 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • In a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in cream, garlic powder, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  • Peel potatoes and very thinly slice with knife or mandolin. Place in a large bowl. Add the cream mixture.
  • Divide the potato mixture between muffin tin cups to create 12 potato stacks. Spoon remaining cream mixture over the potatoes; press down on the potatoes. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes.
  • Remove the foil; sprinkle the stacks with cheese. Bake additional 10-15 minutes (uncovered).
  • Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chives!
Cuisine: American
Course: Side Dish
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muffin tin filled with cooked potatoes