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


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

1-8oz (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.

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