Hatch Chile Potatoes Au Gratin

It’s finally November! That means Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away. I am already stressing about the menu and what should be served. Luckily, these Hatch Chile Potatoes Au Gratin are the perfect starchy side dish to include in your Thanksgiving feast. With a mix of spicy and savory, this side will the star of your meal.

To make this tasty side dish, you start by slicing the potatoes and placing some of them at the bottom of the baking dish. Season the potatoes with salt, pepper, and butter. Then on top of the potatoes place the Hatch Diced Chiles, cream, and cheese. Repeat this for two more layer and bake in the oven for 65-75 minutes. After the potatoes get out of the oven let it sit for 15 minutes and garnish with green onion and cilantro.

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Hatch Chile Potatoes Au Gratin

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter plus more for greasing the baking dish
  • 3 pounds russet potatoes , peeled
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces Hatch diced chiles, hot or mild, un-drained
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 4 cups grated Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 green onions
  • ¼ cup cilantro


  • Place the stick of butter into the freezer while you slice the potatoes. Prepare a large bowl of ice water.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a deep 9 by 12-inch baking dish.
  • Slice the potatoes about ⅛-inch thick (a mandoline works well for this) and place the potatoes directly into the ice water.
  • Remove butter from freezer and grate with the large holes of a box grater.
  • Take about one third of the potatoes, pat dry, and layer into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Sprinkle one third of the butter over the potatoes, spoon one can of the chiles over the top, pour over ½ cup cream, and top with 1 cup of grated cheese. Repeat with two more layers topping with 2 cups cheese for the top layer.
  • Bake for 65–75 minutes or until golden brown on top and the potatoes are tender. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Finely mince the green onions and cilantro and sprinkle over the top.


Nutrition Facts
Hatch Chile Potatoes Au Gratin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 424mg18%
Potassium 687mg20%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 915IU18%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 351mg35%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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