Creamy Potato Au Gratin

Experience the heartwarming fusion of Jamaican heritage and cheesy delight with our beloved Potato Au Gratin. Tender layers of potatoes meet velvety richness, thanks to a secret ingredient – Campbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup #campbellspartner

Growing up in a Jamaican household was a sensory journey, a flavorful adventure that defined our holiday celebrations. The air was always filled with the enticing aromas of jerk chicken, rice and peas, and the sweet sizzle of frying plantains. Our table was a canvas of bold, spicy colors, painted with the rich heritage of Jamaica.

As the years unfolded, our family dynamic evolved, and so did our holiday menu. It wasn’t a departure from our roots; rather, it was a delightful integration of new flavors into our festive spread. The star of this culinary evolution? The humble potato au gratin, a dish that seamlessly wove its way into the fabric of our holiday traditions.

The magic ingredient that elevated our potato au gratin to a whole new level was Campbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup. Its velvety texture and rich cheese flavor transformed the dish into a creamy masterpiece, a comforting contrast to the bold Jamaican fare we held dear.

Picture this: layers of thinly sliced potatoes bathed in a luscious blend of Campbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup, milk, and a touch of butter. The result? A symphony of flavors that danced on our taste buds, becoming an instant family favorite. The potato au gratin soon earned its place at the center of our holiday table.

This dish became a symbol of our family’s ability to embrace new tastes while honoring our Jamaican roots. It represented the beautiful fusion of tradition and innovation that defined our culinary journey. Every holiday season, as we gathered around the table, the potato au gratin stood as a testament to the richness of our heritage.

The secret ingredient became a whispered tradition, passed down from one generation to the next. Campbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup wasn’t just a can in our pantry; it was the key to unlocking a world of flavors and memories.

Our holiday table became a mosaic of tradition, where the spicy and the cheesy coexisted in perfect harmony. Laughter echoed in the kitchen as we prepared this beloved dish, weaving stories of the past into each layer of potatoes and cheese.

As the potato au gratin took its place among the jerk chicken and rice and peas, it wasn’t just a side dish; it was a celebration of who we were—a family that embraced both the fiery flavors of Jamaica and the comforting warmth of cheesy innovation.

In the end, our holiday culinary tale is a reminder that traditions can evolve, flavors can mingle, and a simple can of Campbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup can be the secret ingredient that transforms a dish into a family legacy.

Ingredients:

1 can Campbell’s Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup

4 gold potatoes, sliced into thin rounds

1 sweet potato, sliced into thin rounds

1 cup heavy cream 

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 

1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 

2 tbsp butter 

1 small shallot, thinly sliced 

1 tbsp garlic paste 

1 bay leaf

1 tsp all purpose seasoning 

½ tsp dried thyme 

Kosher salt to taste

Black pepper to taste 

Green onion, sliced for garnish 

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Slice peeled potatoes, assemble into stacks and set aside 
  3. In a medium gratin dish, overlap potatoes, leaving no surface uncovered in baking dish 
  4. In a small butter pan, melt butter, add garlic paste and shallots and saute for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant 
  5. Next, add Campbell’s Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup and stir well to combine 
  6. Add heavy cream, stir and bring to a simmer
  7. Season with all purpose seasoning, dried thyme, kosher salt, black pepper and bay leaf
  8. Once cheese sauce ie well combined, turn off heat and slowly pour over potatoes, ensuring the mixture gets to the bottom of the dish and all throughout the potatoes 
  9. Cover the potatoes with foil tightly and bake for 45 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender 
  10. Remove from the oven and top with cheese blend 
  11. Return to the oven uncovered and bake for 15 more minute or until cheese is melted and golden brown 
  12. Remove from the oven and allow gratin to cool for 10 minutes before serving 
  13. Garnish with green onions and enjoy
Yield: 6 servings

Creamy Potato Au Gratin

Creamy Potato Au Gratin

Experience the heartwarming fusion of Jamaican heritage and cheesy delight with our beloved Potato Au Gratin. Tender layers of potatoes meet velvety richness, thanks to a secret ingredient - Campbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup. It's a holiday classic that has become a cherished tradition in our family, adding a delicious twist to our festive spread. Elevate your celebration with this creamy, cheesy masterpiece!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can Campbell's Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • 4 gold potatoes, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 sweet potato, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp all purpose seasoning
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Green onion, sliced for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Slice peeled potatoes, assemble into stacks and set aside 
  3. In a medium gratin dish, overlap potatoes, leaving no surface uncovered in baking dish 
  4. In a small butter pan, melt butter, add garlic paste and shallots and saute for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant 
  5. Next, add Campbell’s Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup and stir well to combine 
  6. Add heavy cream, stir and bring to a simmer
  7. Season with all purpose seasoning, dried thyme, kosher salt, black pepper and bay leaf
  8. Once cheese sauce ie well combined, turn off heat and slowly pour over potatoes, ensuring the mixture gets to the bottom of the dish and all throughout the potatoes 
  9. Cover the potatoes with foil tightly and bake for 45 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender 
  10. Remove from the oven and top with cheese blend 
  11. Return to the oven uncovered and bake for 15 more minute or until cheese is melted and golden brown 
  12. Remove from the oven and allow gratin to cool for 10 minutes before serving 
  13. Garnish with green onions and enjoy

So this holiday season, as you gather around your table, consider adding a touch of cheesy magic to your traditions. The potato au gratin may just become the unexpected star of your festive feast—a dish that tells a story of heritage, innovation, and the joy of shared meals.

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