Gruyere Potatoes are cheesy and bursting with so much flavor! Stacked tall, these potatoes will satisfy all your potato cravings!

Honestly, gruyere is such an underrated cheese! Why do we not cook with it more often?! It adds such a great flavor to everything. That’s it – more gruyere recipes! I’m on a personal mission!

We have a couple (Gruyere Sweet Potato Stacks, Smoked Gruyere Scalloped Potatoes), but we need mooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrreeeee!!

Two stacks of gruyere potatoes. They are shaped like muffins and they are baked to a golden brown.

These stacked potatoes are perfect for a side dish, an appetizer or for game day! I’m writing this in the middle of the coronavirus mess, so if you’re like me, you’re just praying for game days! Whether they happen or not, these gruyere potatoes should definitely be happening!

What Do You Need to Make Gruyere Potatoes?

The ingredients list for this recipe is short and sweet and everything good in this world. Ok, not everything good because it’s missing chocolate and peanut butter and a few other good things, but here’s the list:

  • Gruyere Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Thyme (fresh)
  • Course Sea Salt
  • Garlic
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Butter

It will also be very helpful if you have a mandoline (see link in the recipe card)! It will save you loads of time slicing those potatoes.

A wooden cutting board with four potatoes, three cloves of garlic, salt, pepper, melted butter, and cheese.

How to Make Oven Baked Gruyere Potatoes

Something so delicious has honestly never been easier. I’m going to give you the basic steps here. Head down to the recipe card for all the details.

  • Slice the potatoes
  • Combine all the ingredients (except the butter and potatoes) in a plastic bag or bowl

A bowl with shredded cheeses, garlic, salt and pepper. There is a spoon in the bowl.

  • Add the potatoes and melted butter to a large bowl and stir to coat. Get in there with your hands to unstick the potato slices and make sure everything gets coated.

A clear glass bowl filled with sliced potatoes.

  • Layer the potatoes and cheese mixture in a sprayed muffin tin

A muffin tin filled with sliced potatoes topped with shredded gruyer and parmesan cheeses.

  • Bake the potato stacks until golden
  • Remove the stacks from the muffin tin and serve immediately!

Gruyere potatoes that are baked to a golden brown sitting on parchment paper on a wire cooling rack.

What Are Gruyere Potatoes?

Gruyere potatoes are potatoes that are thinly sliced and layered with gruyere cheese.

Are Potatoes A Vegetable?

Potatoes are a starchy vegetable.

They can be counted toward your vegetable intake, but you should also remember that they are considered a carbohydrate.

A stack of gruyere potatoes on a serving spatula. They are golden brown.

What Are The Benefits Of Eating Potatoes?

Potatoes are a good source of  fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.

Potatoes have a lack of cholesterol, making them a heart-friendly food.

What Does Gruyere Cheese Taste Like?

Gruyere is sweet but slightly salty, and its flavor varies widely with age.

It is creamy and nutty when young, and becomes more assertive, earthy, and complex as it ages.

Slices of gruyere potatoes baked to a golden brown, sitting on a wooden cutting board.

What Could You Substitute For Gruyere Cheese?

If you have a hard time finding gruyere you can also use Emmental, Jarlsberg, Beaufort, Comté or Raclette cheese to substitute for gruyere cheese.

Can You Substitute Dry Thyme Leaves For Fresh?

Yes, you can substitute dry thyme for fresh thyme.

It will take less dry thyme in a recipe than fresh thyme.

For instance, one Tablespoon of fresh thyme would be substituted with one teaspoon for dried thyme.

Gruyer potatoes that are baked to a golden brown. They look like little muffins. They are sitting on parchment paper on a wire cooling rack.

Are White Potatoes The Same As Yukon Gold?

White potatoes are not the same as yukon gold potatoes.

Yukon gold potatoes are yellow gold in color and are slightly sweet with a slightly waxy texture and moist flesh.

Red or thin skinned white potatoes could be used as substitutes for Yukon Gold.

Gruyere potatoes baked to a golden brown sitting on a wooden cutting board.

There’s nothing to not like about these cheesy stacks of potato goodness! I’m praying you’re making gruyere potatoes for a game day party right now, but if football isn’t involved, I’m at least hoping you love these as much as we do and eating them alongside a perfectly cooked steak!

Gruyere potatoes on parchment paper. One stack of potatoes has been cut in half. They are baked to a golden brown.

More Irresistible Potato Recipes

Gruyere Potatoes

3.92 from 73 votes
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 Cup Gruyere Cheese, finely shredded
  • 2/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese, finely shredded
  • 2 teaspoon Thyme Leaves, fresh
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt, coarse
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 6 Tablespoon Butter, melted
  • 5 Yukon Gold Potatoes,  sliced to 1/8"


  • Pre-heat oven to 400°F
  • In a plastic bag or bowl, mix together gruyere, parmesan, thyme, salt, and garlic.
    1 Cup Gruyere Cheese, 2/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese, 2 teaspoon Thyme Leaves, 1 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt, 3 Cloves Garlic
  • In a large bowl, add the butter and melt. Add the potatoes and coat the sliced potatoes with melted butter by using your hands to stir and unstick any slices.
    6 Tablespoon Butter, 5 Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • In a regular sized muffin tin, layer 2 potato slices and top with 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture. Repeat until you come to the top of the tin, ending with cheese.
  • Cover loosely with foil so it doesn’t stick to the cheese and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake for an additional 30 minutes until golden. 
  • Remove from the tin with a fork or spoon and serve immediately!



These potatoes will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.  Cover tightly.


Serving: 1CupCalories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 14gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 851mgPotassium: 619mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 677IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 405mgIron: 5mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 200+ Easy Side Dish Recipes Every Mom Needs
Cuisine: American

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Two stacks of gruyere potatoes. They are shaped like muffins and they are baked to a golden brown.