Tight shot of an Easy Tartiflette Recipe in a gratin pan

Tartiflette Recipe

  • Author: Beth Le Manach
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes


Tartiflette is the ultimate holiday side dish that your friends and family will be talking about for weeks! It’s that good!




3.5 lbs (1580g) Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled

7 slices, thick center cut bacon, sliced into 1 inch strips

1 ½ cup (350 ml) Gruyere cheese, shredded

2 cups (300g) yellow onion, sliced into half moons

¾ cup (180ml) heavy cream

½ cup (120ml) whole milk

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ cup (120ml) dry white wine

1 ½ tsp (7.5ml) fresh thyme, chopped (separated)

1 ½ tsp (7.5ml) salt

18oz (230g) wheel of Camembert


Boil potatoes until fork tender. Allow to cool.

Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick skillet on medium high. Cook bacon until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to drain.

Remove all by 1 tbsp. (15ml) of bacon fat from the pan and sauté onions in fat until soft and caramelized. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add thyme.  Set aside to cool.

Then in a medium-sized bowl combine cream, milk, garlic, wine and salt. Set aside.

Slice potatoes into ¼ inch (6mm) slices and set aside.

Grease a 13 x 9 (32cm x 23cm) oval gratin pan.  Line pan with one single layer of potato slices, sprinkle a 1/3 cup (80ml) of cooked bacon over the potatoes, 1/3 cup (80 ml) of the Gruyere cheese, 1/3 cup (80 ml) of onions and 1/3 cup (80 ml) of the milk/cream mixture.  Repeat this process until you create 3 layers.

Slice the wheel of cheese horizontally as if cutting a hamburger bun to create a top and bottom.  Then cut the wheel into quarters.  You will have 8 triangles of cheese.

Place cheese triangles all over the top of casserole. Sprinkle with remaining ½ tsp of fresh thyme.

Bake at 400F (200C) for 35-40 mins until cheese has melted and topping is golden brown.


The entire dish can be pre-assembled the day before, covered and refrigerated.  Then bake according to instructions listed.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: Tartiflette, French Potato Casserole, Holiday Side Dishes, Thanksgiving Side Dishes, Thanksgiving Recipes, French Recipes, Potato Recipes