Potato Casserole Recipe – Cleverly prepare a quick Gratin

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In this article I show you the fast Potato Casserole Recipe. It comes from my first cookbook: Der Minutenkoch – schmeckt.schneller. I have optimised and refined the dish many times in recent years.

In addition to potatoes as the main ingredient, courgettes are also added to the casserole. With a little skill you can prepare it in less than 15 minutes. Then the oven does the work and you can dress up for dinner. 

I wish you all the best and look forward to your comments at the end of this page.

Potato gratin potato variety: Use a waxy potato variety for potato gratin and potato gratin.

1. Potato Gratin Shopping List

You need for the potato gratin:

  • waxy potatoes
  • courgette
  • cream
  • garlic
  • vegetable broth (cubes or powder)
  • salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and nutmeg
  • some cheese, for example freshly grated Emmentaler for the finish

The exact quantities can be found in the potato gratin recipe at the bottom of the page.

Potato soufflé close-up

The potato gratin looks delicious. It is easy to prepare and you will quickly get a good, home-cooked meal on the table.

2. Vegetarian Potato Gratin and Side Dishes

You can tell by the shopping list This potato gratin is vegetarian and creates variety at the dining table.

I like to serve a colourful leaf salad with the potato gratin. So the creamy preparation with cream finds a refreshing addition.

Always wash the salad thoroughly, then spin dry and marinate with a simple vinegar-oil dressing. Tomatoes, radishes and other vegetables are an excellent accompaniment.

3. Prepare Casserole, Professional Cooking Tips

Please observe the following preparation tips during preparation:

  • Use a waxy potato variety.
  • Plane the peeled potatoes evenly thin with a kitchen plane.
  • The thinner the potatoes and courgettes are planed, the faster the casserole is ready.
  • Cut additional vegetables such as zucchini, mushrooms or eggplant into thin slices.
  • Put the spinach in a thin layer because the spinach leaves a lot of water.
  • At best, fry the vegetables briefly beforehand to reduce the risk of the casserole becoming watery.
  • Always place other vegetables between a generous layer of thinly sliced potatoes.
  • Sprinkle the cream sauce vigorously with salt, pepper, cayenne and optional broth.
  • Season to taste very salty, as the potatoes always need a lot of salt.
  • With cheese you can try out new things flexibly, Emmentaler, Gouda, light blue cheese, Parmesan or Pecorino fit excellently.
  • Put the cheese on the casserole at the end and gratinate briefly.
  • I prepare this casserole classically without cheese!
  • Decorate the potato gratin with various herbs such as marjoram, fried sage or parsley.
  • Cook the last 10 minutes some cocktail tomatoes, lying on the casserole with, this is a great color game!

4. Recipe Potato Casserole

Here is the recipe for the wonderful gratin. I wish you success and a good appetite. Comments are welcome, write me at the end of the page.

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5 from 12 votes
Potato Casserole Recipe
Recipe for potato gratin with vegetables, a cooking recipe of cook professional Thomas Sixt. Prepare potato gratin like a star chef.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 824kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 2 pc clove of garlic
  • 1 pc onion
  • 0,4 l cream you may also use soy sauce
  • 1 pc vegetable broth cube
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 pinch white pepper
  • 4 pinch nutmeg
  • 3 pinch Cayenne pepper
  • 2 pinch Curry yellow Madras Curry gives a tasteful depth
  • 6-8 pc potatoes I use a waxy potato variety
  • 25 g Butter soft
  • 1-2 pc Zucchini
  • 150 g grated Emmentaler cheese is optional! also Gouda, blue cheese, Parmesan, Pecorino
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Peel and chop the garlic and onions.
  • Put onion cubes and garlic cubes in a saucepan. Add the cream, vegetable stock cubes, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cayenne pepper and curry and bring to the boil. Mix the cream stand with a hand blender and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Cut the courgettes into long, thin slices or plane them evenly. A thickness of 2 mm is ideal.
  • Peel the potatoes. Cut the peeled potatoes into 3 mm thick slices.
  • Spread a casserole dish with the butter.
  • Place a layer of potato slices in the buttered casserole dish in a fan shape, then a layer of courgettes. Finally, place a mixed layer of zucchini slices and potato slices in the oven dish.
  • Pour the cream stand through a sieve over the potato gratin and distribute the liquid by shaking lightly.
  • Put the potato gratin in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 175°C. Then optionally sprinkle with the finely grated cheese. Cook the potato gratin for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Cooking test: Pierce the potato gratin with a meat fork without resistance, and the potato gratin is ready!
  • Remove the potato gratin from the oven, portion and serve.
  • The potato gratin is a fully-fledged main course and goes just as well as a side dish with roast meat and fish as with roast lamb or beef.

5. Calories and Nutritional Values at a Glance

Nutrition Facts
Potato Casserole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 824 Calories from Fat 621
% Daily Value*
Fat 69g106%
Saturated Fat 39g244%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 204mg68%
Sodium 1408mg61%
Potassium 923mg26%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6. Further Potato Recipes as Side Dishes

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Cold sauces based on mayonnaise
Make your own french fries
Potato gratin
Fried potatoes
Baked potatoes
Potato fritter with apple compote
Simple potato pancakes
Potato fritter and roesti, potato pancakes with chives sauce
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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!