Potatoes and Tomatoes Au Gratin

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is really a meal in itself, rich and delicious, and doesn't need anything more than a green salad and beverage of choice.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1 lb potato, peeled thinly sliced, boiled in salted water 8 minutes and drained on paper
  • 2 lbs tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 12 lb cheddar cheese, grated
  • 12 cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 12 tablespoons minced chives
  • butter
  • 12 cup cream


  1. Grill bacon until crisp and crumble.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F and butter an earthenware dish.
  3. Combine cheese and breadcrumbs, parsley, chives and season (I often add a minced clove of garlic, too).
  4. First put a layer using 1/2 of the potatoes, then 1/3 of the tomatoes, sprinkle with 1/2 of cheese and 1/2 of bacon; repeat layering one more time in the same manner; finally, top with remaining tomatoes; drizzle cream over.
  5. Bake 40-45 minutes, until tender and browned.
Most Helpful

This is soooooo good Evelyn. I made this instead of scalloped potatoes. A definite winner.

maryL in Canada March 08, 2004

I did a half batch to go with some chicken kievs. I've made potato gratins & tomato gratins before but never thought of combining the 2. What a great idea. Simple & can be made ahead of time which is a plus. Thanks for a keeper!

**Mandy** June 13, 2007

I used turkey bacon instead of regular bacon and the casserole turned out awful. Maybe it would have tasted better without the bacon.

marieelena July 15, 2006