Creamy potato and meat gratin

Based on 39 ratings
Johanna

Johanna

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef

“This simple gratin brings together a potato casserole and bolognese sauce. Super delicious and easy to prepare!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
45
min.
Baking
10
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
1 kg potato
400 g mixed ground meat
onion
1 clove garlic
250 ml heavy cream
150 ml whole milk
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp tomato paste
salt
pepper
olive oil (for frying)
unsalted butter (for greasing)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • 2 ovens
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • saucepan
  • cooking spoon
  • frying pan
  • baking dish

Nutrition per serving

Cal
317
Protein
13 g
Fat
19 g
Carb
22 g
  • Step 1/3

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Finely dice the onion and garlic. Set aside. Peel potatoes and slice very thinly. Combine potato slices with the heavy cream, milk, nutmeg, and a sprinkle of salt in a saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens, approx. 7 min.
    • onion
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1 kg potato
    • 250 ml heavy cream
    • 150 ml whole milk
    • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
    • salt
    • oven
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • saucepan
    • cooking spoon

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Finely dice the onion and garlic. Set aside. Peel potatoes and slice very thinly. Combine potato slices with the heavy cream, milk, nutmeg, and a sprinkle of salt in a saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens, approx. 7 min.

  • Step 2/3

    Heat the olive oil in a frying pan set over medium heat and fry ground meat until golden, approx. 5 min. Add the onion and garlic and continue to sauté for approx. another 5 min. Stir in the tomato paste and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    • 400 g mixed ground meat
    • 1 tsp tomato paste
    • pepper
    • olive oil (for frying)
    • frying pan

    Heat the olive oil in a frying pan set over medium heat and fry ground meat until golden, approx. 5 min. Add the onion and garlic and continue to sauté for approx. another 5 min. Stir in the tomato paste and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Step 3/3

    Grease a baking dish with butter. Start with a layer of potato, then add all the ground meat, and finish with another layer of potato. Place the dish in the oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 40 – 45 min. or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it rest for approx. 5 – 10 min. before serving. Enjoy!
    • unsalted butter (for greasing)
    • baking dish
    • oven

    Grease a baking dish with butter. Start with a layer of potato, then add all the ground meat, and finish with another layer of potato. Place the dish in the oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 40 – 45 min. or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it rest for approx. 5 – 10 min. before serving. Enjoy!