Creamy Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes Decadence


Embrace the luxurious comfort of our Creamy Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes Decadence, a dish that elevates the classic French gratin to new heights of indulgence. Infused with the creamy, rich texture of Brie cheese and the aromatic essence of garlic and thyme, this recipe transforms simple potatoes into a sumptuous side dish. Perfect for special occasions or to add a touch of elegance to any meal, these Dauphinoise potatoes offer a velvety smooth, melt-in-your-mouth experience that's simply irresistible.

Creamy Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes Decadence

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: Approximately 150 grams (5.3 ounces)

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 220 mg


  • 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds) potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 200 grams (7 ounces) Brie cheese, rind removed and sliced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Nutmeg, a pinch
  • Butter, for greasing the dish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a large baking dish with butter.
  2. Layer the Potatoes and Brie: Arrange a layer of thinly sliced potatoes at the bottom of the greased dish. Season with salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Add a layer of Brie slices over the potatoes. Repeat the layers until all ingredients are used, finishing with a layer of potatoes on top.
  3. Prepare the Cream Mixture: In a bowl, mix together the heavy cream, minced garlic, and thyme leaves. Season with a little salt and pepper.
  4. Assemble the Dish: Pour the cream mixture evenly over the layered potatoes and Brie, ensuring it seeps into the layers.
  5. Bake: Cover the dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. After 1 hour, remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the top is golden and crispy.
  6. Serve: Let the Dauphinoise rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the sauce to thicken slightly. Serve warm as a luxurious side dish.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use a mandoline slicer for uniformly thin potato slices, which cook evenly.
  • For an even richer flavor, you can mix a little grated Parmesan or Gruyère cheese into the cream mixture.
  • Allow the dish to stand for 5-10 minutes after baking for the layers to set, making it easier to serve.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I prepare Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes in advance?

Yes, you can assemble the dish ahead of time and refrigerate. Bake just before serving.

What type of potatoes should I use?

Waxy potatoes like Yukon Gold or red potatoes work best for this recipe as they hold their shape well during cooking.

Can I make this dish lighter?

For a lighter version, substitute the heavy cream with a mixture of milk and a little cream for richness.

The Creamy Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes Decadence is a celebration of flavors and textures, promising to transform any meal into an extraordinary culinary experience. Whether served at a festive holiday table or enjoyed as a sumptuous weekend treat, this dish is sure to captivate the hearts and palates of all who taste it. Delight in the creamy layers of potato and Brie, and let this dish be a testament to the joy of gourmet comfort food.