Cheesy Potato Galette #BeholdPotatoes

This French twist to a simple Potato Galette included adding shallots, herbs and  grated Gruyere. Who doesn’t love cheesy potatoes??? This post is sponsored by the US Potato Board. All opinions are my own.
Cheesy Potato Galette | Sliced potatoes with Gruyere, shallots and herbs create a marvelous side dish

Potato Galette

I’ve made numerous potato galettes for my spud loving family, but this time, I pulled out all the stops. Fried, mashed and roasted potatoes are commonplace though always a welcome side dish at Chez Skinny Chick. But taking a little extra time to break out the mandolin and grate a little cheese made for a happy crew.

Cheesy Potato Galette | Sliced potatoes with Gruyere, shallots and herbs create a marvelous side dish

Celebrating Potatoes Around the World

Potatoes are so versatile—I’ve even made potato candy! They are popular across the globe, too, from potato gnocchi to potato dumplings to potato-topped shepherd’s pie. I looked to France for my inspiration, but instead of a dessert galette, I created this savory potato galette with layers of herbs and French Gruyere cheese.

Cheesy Potato Galette | Sliced potatoes with Gruyere, shallots and herbs create a marvelous side dish

The US Potato Board

Potatoes are a staple in the Skinny Chick household. I’m grateful to the US Potato Board for inspiring me with their tools and facts about potatoes.  They are the nation’s potato marketing organization. Please connect with them via their social media sites:

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Cheesy Potato Galette

Serves 6 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins

An irresistible potato dish made with sliced potatoes, cheese, and herbs.


  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes (about 3 medium potatoes), peeled and sliced very thin (I used a mandoline)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6-8 tablespoons grated Gruyere cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Mix together rosemary and thyme in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Brush an ovenproof 10-inch skillet with some of the melted butter, reserve the rest
  4. Saute the shallots till tender, adding more butter if needed. Remove and let cool slightly.
  5. Brush more butter over the surface of the skillet, then arrange the slices from one potato into concentric circles, overlapping slightly. Brush surface of potatoes with butter, then sprinkle with about ⅛ teaspoon salt and a grating of pepper. Sprinkle with ⅓ of the herbs and ⅓ of the shallots. Sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons of Gruyere and 1 tablespoon of Parmesan. Repeat layering with the second potato and toppings and then the 3rd potato, ending with the cheese.
  6. Cover skillet with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook for 15 minutes more or till top is golden and potatoes are tender.
  7. Cut into wedges to serve.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 228kcal Calories from fat 133
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 219mg9%
Carbohydrate 15g5%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 9g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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Cheesy Potato Galette | Sliced potatoes with Gruyere, shallots and herbs create a marvelous side dish




  1. What a fabulous galette, I love gruyere and thyme with potatoes!

  2. Amber Harding says:

    That’s very simple to make, yet, mind-blowingly delicious! Great recipe!

  3. Cheese, potatoes and herbs make the best combo!

  4. Potatoes are magical ! We can do so many things with ! Your recipe is close as well from the spanish omelette ! But I’m agree with you, herbs and cheese is the touch french and I love it! xo Have a wonderful day !

  5. I have always wanted to make something like this. It looks so decadent and comforting!

  6. Who doesn’t like potatoes! And this is such a great way to feature them — such a terrific looking dish. And so flavorful! Love the choice of herbs — rosemary and thyme are wonderful with potatoes, aren’t they? Great recipe — thanks.

  7. Hi Liz, I’m a huge fan of potatoes, love this gorgeous galette.

  8. WHOA. This has my name written all over it. I just want to dive through my screen into these potatoes. Beautiful!

  9. A great combo! Love this cheesy galette.

  10. I could eat potatoes every day. So I could probably eat this every day, too!

  11. I didn’t know this food. But I have to try it.

  12. This is comfort food at its finest! Gruyere and potatoes make a perfect match.

  13. I’ve tried to deny my love of potatoes for a long time but my waistline knows better! These look amazing liz!

  14. mmmm I always love potatoes and this French twist is TO DIE FOR!

  15. Love This! It will be perfect for this year’s Mother’s Day brunch!

  16. Your potato galette looks so elegant. We’re a potato loving family too.

  17. you had me at Gruyere cheese!! This dish looks incredible!

  18. I cannot resist potatoes covered in cheese!


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