Potatoes with Goat Cheese Gratin

April 14, 2021 ,

Created by Chef Max Shapiro

This recipe makes a luscious side dish to serve with meat or a satisfying vegetarian entree, serve with a salad. This is an awesome side to a Thanksgiving meal.


  • 2lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • pinch kosher salt
  • pinch sugar
  • 1 cup (scant) of creme fraiche or sour cream ( light)
  • ½ cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • a few drops of chipotle sauce
  • 8 oz fresh goat cheese, sliced
  • 1 ½ cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan or
  • Romano cheese


  1. Put potatoes in a pan of water with salt and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes until they are half cooked.
  2. Combine the creme fraiche or sour cream with the stock, garlic, and chipotle sauce.
  3. Arrange half the potatoes in a casserole dish. Pour half of the cream mixture over the potatoes and cover with goat cheese. Top with remaining potatoes and sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with grated mozzarella, then with the Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven, 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and the cheese topping is lightly golden and has become crispy serve.