We loved these foil packets in our house! This recipe makes 4 and it's the perfect size for us!


Potatoes Au Gratin, enveloped in convenient foil packets, bring a delightful and easy-to-make dish to your table, marrying the lushness of melted cheese with succulent potatoes. This venerable French dish, also recognized as Gratin Dauphinois, hails from France's Dauphiné region and has garnered global acclaim as a go-to comfort food. Historically crafted by stacking sliced potatoes, cream, and cheese, then baked to a golden, bubbling perfection, our recipe introduces a contemporary twist: cooking the potatoes in foil packets, offering a practical way to relish this exquisite dish wherever you are.

Choose these Foil-Packed Potatoes Au Gratin for an effortlessly gratifying meal, suitable as a vegetarian main or a sumptuous side to robust meat dishes. These creamy, cheesy potatoes align beautifully with various sides, constructing a comprehensive meal. Opt for a zesty green salad with sharp vinaigrette for a fresh counterpoint or select roasted vegetables like broccoli or asparagus for a colorful, nutritious complement. Alternatively, serve beside a sizzling grilled steak or a succulent roasted chicken for an extra lavish dining experience.

Recipe: Foil-Packaged Potatoes Au Gratin


4 pounds of potatoes, thinly sliced

4 ounces of grated gruyere cheese

2 cups of heavy cream

2 shallots, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon of dried thyme

Salt and pepper, adjusted to preference


Prep Cream Mixture: In a saucepan, combine heavy cream, shallots, garlic, salt, pepper, and thyme. Bring to a steaming point, then let it simmer for 10 minutes. Proceed to blend or mash.

Prepare Potatoes: Wash and thinly slice the potatoes. Distribute them among four foil sheets, ensuring a double wrap on the bottom.

Add Cream: Distribute the cream mixture uniformly over the potatoes within the foil packets. Seal with an additional foil layer to secure them tightly.

Grill: Place on a grill over low indirect heat for 20 minutes, rotate packets (no need to flip), and continue to grill for an additional 20-25 minutes until potatoes reach desired tenderness.

Cheese It Up: Open the packets, sprinkle the grated cheese uniformly, and grill for an extra 10 minutes until the cheese has melted deliciously.

Enjoy while hot!

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