Tomato-Herb Cheese Potatoes Au Gratin

The herbs in the spreadable cheese season the creamy sauce that coats the layers of potatoes and plum tomatoes.

Tomato-Herb Cheese Potatoes Au Gratin
Servings: 8 Prep 25 mins Bake 375°F 1 hr 10 mins Cook 20 mins Stand 15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 small onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 pounds white potatoes, peeled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 plum tomatoes, stemmed, sliced
  • 1/2 pound Gruyere or Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 4.4 ounce package spreadable creamy herb cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 2-1/2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Melt butter in medium-size skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes.

3. Thinly slice potatoes, either by hand or with slicing blade in food processor.

4. Spread third of potato slices in single layer, slightly overlapping, in bottom of prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Layer with half of sliced tomato. Top with half the onion, then half the shredded cheese. Continue layering with another third of potato, remaining tomato, onion and cheese, sprinkling potato layer with another 1/4 teaspoon salt. Top mixture with final layer of potato.

5. Whisk together half-and-half and flour in medium-size saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, just until warmed through, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in remaining 1 teaspoon salt, the herbed cheese, pepper and half the Parmesan. Pour over layered potato mixture. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

6. Bake in 375 degree F oven 40 minutes with baking sheet underneath to catch drips. Remove foil. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan. Bake 30 minutes, until browned and potatoes knife-tender. Let stand 15 minutes. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 390, Fat, total (g): 24, chol. (mg): 81, sat. fat (g): 14, carb. (g): 31, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 15, sodium (mg): 718, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.