Cheesy Herb Individual Potato Gratin + A Le Creuset Giveaway!

Cheesy Herb Individual Potato Gratin is a fun twist on the classic side dish, perfectly portioned for everyone at your holiday dinner table. The individual side dishes hold creamy, cheesy, herbaceous potato gratin, layered up in mini cocottes that will really wow all of your guests!

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Le Creuset. While I was compensated, as always, all opinions and the recipe are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cake ‘n Knife!

Let’s talk Thanksgiving things.

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Every year when I think about a Thanksgiving menu, I always like to think about new and simple ways to update those old recipes that my whole family loves.

It’s tough when you are someone who loves to cook something different all the time, especially when your family loves the classic recipes every year. 

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So while I would love to have a global inspired Thanksgiving, so often the demand for the familiar Thanksgiving dishes outweighs my crazy menu ideas.

Which of course I am totally fine with, because who doesn’t love a bit of tradition in their lives?

That’s why I end up making up new takes on familiar flavors for the holidays!

My inspiration for my potato side dish this year came from one place… Le Creuset!

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These little individually portioned potato gratins are creamy, cheesy and filled with fresh herb flavors. The potatoes are melt-in-your-mouth tender and you’ll be hard pressed to have any leftovers, that’s for sure.

Not to mention, they are even easier to make than a giant batch of potato gratin, and everyone gets a taste of that perfectly golden cheese on top!

Can we take a second and honestly talk about how adorable these Le Creuset Mini Cocottes are?!

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Not only are they the perfect size for any individually portioned side dishes or desserts.

PLUS the colors are absolutely STUNNING on the holiday table. Personally, I am in love with the Marseille flavor, but the Cerise and all the other colors are absolutely brilliant.

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They bring so much life to the table at any time of year!

Plus these little cocottes are dishwasher AND microwave safe (as well as oven safe, obviously), making them my little lifesavers when it comes to hosting dinner parties. With the quality of Le Creuset’s cookware, these are the kind of dishes you want to stock in your cabinets for years and years to come!

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Le Creuset wants you to have a pop of color in adorably sized dishes this holiday season too, so they are oh-so graciously giving away one of their Le Creuset Set of Mini Cocottes (a $75 value)! Check out the giveaway below the recipe. GOOD LUCK!

ALSO, just a little tip from me to you… Keep your eye on my blog in December. I’ve got HUGE things coming up for y-o-u this holiday season! 

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Cheesy Herb Individual Potato Gratin

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:40 minutes

Total Time:55 minutes

These cute little potato gratins are an even easier version of your favorite potato side dish, with fresh herbs and extra cheeeeeeese!


  • 3 small russet potatoes, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 oz. white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 oz. Gruyère cheese, shredded
  • Freshly chopped parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set 4 mini cocottes on the baking sheet.
  2. Divide potato slices evenly between the mini cocottes, layering them in a staggered circle so the slices lay flat.
  3. Over medium high heat, add heavy cream, thyme, oregano, bay leaf, salt, and pepper to a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Remove from heat. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
  4. Stir 3 oz white cheddar cheese and 2 oz gruyere cheese into the cream mixture, until melted. Slowly pour the mixture into the 4 cocottes, dividing evenly between them.
  5. In a small bowl, stir remaining cheese together. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the cocottes, dividing evenly between them.
  6. Add the baking sheet with the mini cocottes to the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked through and golden brown on top.
  7. Let rest 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

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63 Responses to “Cheesy Herb Individual Potato Gratin + A Le Creuset Giveaway!”

  1. Bianca Munoz — November 14, 2017 at 6:45 am (#)

    Stuffing and anything potatoes. Oh and Pies! YUM!

  2. Whitney — November 14, 2017 at 7:03 am (#)

    I love cranberry sauce!

  3. carol clark — November 14, 2017 at 7:07 am (#)

    corn pudding is my fav

  4. elizabeth miller — November 14, 2017 at 7:20 am (#)

    I am most looking forward to sweet potato casserole with pecans and caramel drizzle. My favorite and we only make it at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  5. Sheri Newell Anderson — November 14, 2017 at 9:02 am (#)

    My son always makes the best homemade mashed potatoes and I make the gravy, we really enjoy, thanks!

  6. judith — November 14, 2017 at 9:09 am (#)

    sweet potatoes for sure!

  7. Jenny Skidmore — November 14, 2017 at 10:06 am (#)

    Cranberry relish

  8. Will — November 14, 2017 at 11:08 am (#)

    It’s all about perfect stuffing and mashed potatoes. Classic are classics for a reason!

  9. Kelly D — November 14, 2017 at 11:28 am (#)

    I look forward to the stuffing.

  10. Becca Collinson — November 14, 2017 at 11:46 am (#)

    I loveeee stuffing! And Patrick’s aunts sweet potatoes! Cannot wait 😋

  11. Denise E. — November 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm (#)

    I make a killer broccoli and cheese casserole that I am already craving and can’t hardly wait to sink my teeth into!

  12. Theresa Krier — November 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm (#)

    I always look forward to candied yams, YUM. Thanks

  13. Jessica To — November 14, 2017 at 12:16 pm (#)

    I am looking forward to the homemade mac and cheese.

  14. Kayley — November 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm (#)

    I like steamed and roasted vegetables!

  15. Michele Cupp — November 14, 2017 at 12:47 pm (#)

    My Mom’s baked beans are delicious, so I can’t wait!

  16. Lauren — November 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm (#)

    I am looking forward to cranberry sauce.

  17. Tim — November 14, 2017 at 2:05 pm (#)

    I like oven baked macaroni and cheese with the golden brown layer of cheese on top.

  18. Casey H — November 14, 2017 at 2:24 pm (#)

    Candied Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows and candied pecans is my favorite!

  19. Elena — November 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm (#)

    I am looking forward to eating some roasted turkey!

  20. Ellie Wright — November 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm (#)

    I always look forward to the cornbread dressing the most.

  21. Kristen @ Dinner for Two Blog — November 14, 2017 at 2:54 pm (#)

    I’m looking forward to cranberry sauce!

  22. alicia gordon — November 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm (#)

    my favorite side dish has to be stuffing! i could eat it all day if my stomach would let me!

  23. grace — November 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm (#)

    sweet potato casserole!h

  24. Dee Johnson — November 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm (#)

    My mom’s broccoli casserole.

  25. Stacey Roberson — November 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm (#)

    I’m looking forward to some Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes.

  26. Jillian Too — November 14, 2017 at 4:38 pm (#)

    I love my mom’s stuffing recipe for the holidays.

  27. Rust — November 14, 2017 at 5:26 pm (#)

    My most favorite side dish is candied yams with lots of pecans (no marshmallows!)

  28. Elizabeth — November 14, 2017 at 6:53 pm (#)

    My uncle always makes a big holiday ham. That’s my fav dish and we only have it once a year!

  29. Heather B — November 14, 2017 at 7:06 pm (#)

    My mom’s corn pudding definitely.

  30. Ann — November 14, 2017 at 7:31 pm (#)

    Stuffing – not in the bird, outside the bird. 

  31. Elizabeth W — November 14, 2017 at 7:34 pm (#)


  32. Kristen — November 14, 2017 at 8:26 pm (#)

    I’m looking forward to sourdough bread stuffing.

  33. greentopiaries — November 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm (#)

    I’m most looking forward to my Mother’s garlic mashed potatoes. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  34. Laura S — November 14, 2017 at 9:25 pm (#)

    I have always loved stuffing, I mean the whole meal is superb, granted, but we hardly get the treat of having this wonderful side dish any other time of the year!

  35. Elle — November 14, 2017 at 10:10 pm (#)

    Sweet potato pie.

  36. Carly Williams — November 15, 2017 at 9:02 am (#)

    I am looking forward to the pecan pie!

  37. Karen D — November 15, 2017 at 9:51 am (#)

    Mashed turnips. Thanksgiving is the only time the family will eat them!

  38. Brenda Haines — November 15, 2017 at 10:43 am (#)

    I’m going to give that to the green beans. Slow cooked with bacon, mushrooms and sweet onions. The best!

  39. Angela Hendricks — November 15, 2017 at 10:53 am (#)

    I am looking forward to baked mac and cheese and squash casserole.

  40. Denise L — November 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm (#)

    All kinds of pie. Dutch apple and cherry for sure. I also love stuffing and homemade rolls!

  41. Moll j — November 15, 2017 at 1:32 pm (#)

    Oh man, that’s a tough choice – there are SO MANY foods I’m looking forward to eating. I think I’m especially excited for the lemon meringue pie I make every Thanksgiving.

  42. Jessica Mcfarlin — November 15, 2017 at 6:53 pm (#)

    Homemade Mashpoatoes & Green Bean Casserole!

  43. karen r — November 15, 2017 at 7:58 pm (#)

    The sweet potatoes made with Jack Daniels, so good

  44. Jessica Gipson — November 15, 2017 at 9:38 pm (#)

    I’m looking forward to eating buttermilk pie.

  45. Annette — November 15, 2017 at 10:49 pm (#)

    I always look forward to Cornbread Dressing. I don’t know why I don’t make it more often!

  46. Heather W — November 16, 2017 at 4:43 am (#)

    I cannot wait for some cornbread casserole!!

  47. Kim Henrichs — November 16, 2017 at 7:41 am (#)

    I live for the stuffing!!

  48. Mita — November 16, 2017 at 7:11 pm (#)

    sweet potatoes

  49. Susan Christy — November 16, 2017 at 7:27 pm (#)

    Candied Yams. I only eat them once a year and I look forward to them for weeks before Thanksgiving.

  50. Rebecca — November 16, 2017 at 8:05 pm (#)

    I cannot wait to have my grandmother’s sweet potatoes – she’s 89 years old and she still makes them just for me!

  51. Melissa Storms — November 17, 2017 at 8:17 am (#)

    Thanksgiving is all about the stuffing for me. I love my mother’s corn bread stuffing and my mother in lwas sausage and caper stuffing. I definitely indulge myself in the bready side of life for the holidays.

  52. Heather S — November 17, 2017 at 9:46 am (#)

    I’m most looking forward to my grandmother’s stuffing!

  53. manda — November 17, 2017 at 10:00 am (#)


  54. kathy Eyre — November 17, 2017 at 3:29 pm (#)

    Sweet Potato Casserole (with marshmallows)

  55. Evans B — November 18, 2017 at 7:46 am (#)

    Looking forward for my sister’s homemade cranberry sauce!

  56. Jeffrey — November 18, 2017 at 11:00 am (#)

    My homemade Mac & Cheese is always a hit and I love sweet potato anything!

  57. Melissa — November 18, 2017 at 9:15 pm (#)

    I’m looking forward to the stuffing! It’s always my favorite.

  58. Geoff — November 18, 2017 at 9:33 pm (#)

    I love eating mashed potatoes with homemade turkey gravy!

  59. Aly — November 19, 2017 at 1:21 am (#)

    It’s not Thanksgiving without stuffing!

  60. Patricia Wojnar Crowley — November 19, 2017 at 12:18 pm (#)

    I’m excited for sweet potato casserole!

  61. Julie R — November 19, 2017 at 1:31 pm (#)

    I’m looking forward to stuffed mushrooms!

  62. Agi — December 23, 2018 at 8:37 am (#)

    Should the cocottes be covered during baking?

    • Meghan Y. — December 24, 2018 at 8:24 am (#)

      Nope! Leave them uncovered to cook, then cover to keep warm until ready to serve 😊

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