Potato Leek Gratin

Potato Leek Gratin
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The perfect side dish to your Easter ham…or lamb! Potatoes and leeks are layered with an herbed cream cheese sauce and baked until golden brown and bubbly. 
25 min
Prep Time
1:40
Total Time
12 servings

Ingredients

Gratin

4 ounces (1/2 cup)
cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup
grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon
chopped fresh basil*
1 teaspoon
chopped fresh chives*
1 teaspoon
chopped fresh dill*
1 teaspoon
salt
1/2 teaspoon
chopped fresh thyme*
1/4 teaspoon
pepper
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1/4 cup
all-purpose flour
2 cups
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
3 pounds
small new red potatoes, cleaned, unpeeled, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1 large (2 1/2 cups)
leek, well cleaned, halved lengthwise, cut into 1-inch pieces

Topping

1/3 cup
panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup
grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter

Garnish

Chopped fresh chives and dill, as desired
 
*Substitute 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, chives and dill and 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Butter 13x9-inch casserole dish; set aside. 
  2. Combine cheeses, garlic, basil, 1 teaspoon chives, dill, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and thyme in large bowl until smooth; set aside.
  3. Melt 1/4 cup butter in 4-quart saucepan. Add flour; cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes. Slowly add half & half, whisking constantly, until well combined and smooth. Add half & half mixture to cheese mixture. Beat until smooth; set aside.
  4. Place half of potatoes into prepared casserole dish, overlapping in rows. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Top with leek pieces. Pour half of cheese sauce mixture over potatoes and leeks. Arrange remaining potatoes in overlapping rows. Top with remaining cheese sauce mixture. Bake, uncovered, 40 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan and butter in small bowl. Top casserole with bread crumb mixture; continue baking 20 minutes, uncovered, or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Let cool 15 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped chives and dill, as desired.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
270
Cholesterol
40mg
Carbohydrates
29g
Protein
6g
Fat
14g
Sodium
420mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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