Cheesy Muffin Tin Potato Stacks

cheesy potato gratin muffin tin stacks
Vera Lair / Stocksy United
  • 75 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: Serves 12
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Your muffin tin can do so much more than sweets! Stack hearty potato slices, cheese, and heartwarming spices to make a comforting potato side dish in easy individual servings. These Potato Stacks also make a great make-ahead breakfast or brunch side, as well as an easy appetizer for large gatherings.

What You'll Need

  • Cooking spray
  • 1.5 lbs Russet potatoes (you need a starchy potato)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (you can substitute other cheeses)
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • standard 12 cup muffin tin

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350F

  2. Spray the muffin tin with cooking spray

  3. Peel then slice potatoes into thin slices around 1/10 of an inch thick. You can use a cutter to get perfect rounds.

  4. Place butter and garlic in a microwave safe bowl. Melt for about 30 seconds, or until the butter is completely melted. Mix well.

  5. Add cream, salt and pepper to the garlic-butter mixture and stir.

  6. Stack potato slices in each cup of the muffin tin until they go to about halfway up the sides. You’ll only use about half the slices.

  1. Drizzle each stack with ½ tsp of the butter-cream mixture and a pinch of the thyme.

  2. Sprinkle half the cheese out across each potato stack.

  3. Stack with the remaining potato slices. Drizzle with the remaining cream mixture and remaining thyme.

  4. Cover loosely the tin loosely with aluminum foil and bake for about 35 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven, sprinkle the remaining cheese out across the stacks and bake for 10 more minutes, uncovered. You want them to be golden brown abd the potatoes should be soft.

  6. Let them stand for 5 minutes before serving. These are great served warm for breakfast or dinner, next to eggs or an entree. They’re also great as finger foods/appetizers.