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A Hearty Stew with Dauphinoise Potatoes | Recipe

November 1, 2016

With a few misty mornings and many chilly evenings, I think we can officially call it Autumn now. Mr W decided we would head to our local butchers so we could buy some game to make a stew and I would make Dauphinoise Potatoes to go with.

Dauphinoise Potatoes may not seem to be the healthiest of recipes, BUT, you can adapt them to be a bit healthier. The stew this accompanied is hearty and the game we used was lean and we added lots of extra veggies. We’ve already shared Mr W’s Stew Recipe and obviously you don’t have to use game. Beef or lamb will do.


For the recipe I used the wonderful Mariola Potatoes from Albert Bartlett. These potatoes have a wonderful creamy texture and delicious buttery taste. They have a smooth yellow skin, and are great for baking, mashing and roasting.  Perfect as an accompaniment to your favourite meat or vegetarian dishes, the Mariola is a great all round potato variety.


Dauphinoise Potatoes Recipe
Serves 6
A lighter version of a classic accompaniment.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
  1. 6 Large Mariola potatoes
  2. 500ml Semi-skimmed milk
  3. 500ml Low fat creme fraiche
  4. 4 Cloves of garlic
  5. 200g Gryere
  6. Ground pepper, to season
  7. 1 tbsp Djon mustard
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C (fan)/180C.
  2. Heat the milk and creme friache on the pan. Bring to a gentle simmer on a low heat.
  3. Add in the garlic cloves, mustard and pepper to season.
  4. Peal the Mariola potatoes and slice thinly. Put into the mixture on the pan and cook gently for 10 minutes or so.
  5. Drain the potatoes (keep the milk mixture!!!) so you can arrange them in an oven proof dish.
  6. Remove the garlic from the milk mixture then pour over the potatoes.
  7. Sprinkle cheese over the top.
  8. Pop in the oven for 1 hour 30 mins. Serve when golden and the mixture has thickened.


Overall this was a super tasty dish that didn’t feel as naughty as it could’ve! What are your favourite comforting potato recipes? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. Post in collaboration with Albert Bartlett Potatoes. As ever all photos, words and opinions are my own.


  • Reply Kate January 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe 😀


  • Reply Elsa Eats November 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I love potatoes, but try not to have them all the time. I think it’s the Irish in me calling to them!
    One of my favourite recipes is a Chinese stew which consists of chicken and potatoes cooked together with star anise, cinnamon and cloves.

    • Reply MissPond November 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      I love potatoes and there’s definitely nothing wrong with eating them a lot. They’re better for you than refined pasta! That stew sounds divine- you should share the recipe on your blog 🙂

  • Reply Chloe November 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I LOVE Dauphinoise! Thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

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    • Reply MissPond November 7, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      No worries! It’s one of my favourite ways to enjoy potatoes 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer November 1, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    This looks delicious! Definitely keeping this one for the next few months.

    • Reply MissPond November 7, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      It was so yummy! Perfect for autumn 🙂

  • Reply Rae Coppola November 1, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    I’ve never actually tried Dauphinoise Potatoes, because I usually opt for baby potatoes and pop them in the slow cooker with some braising steak, but I think you’ve sold me. This looks like such a hearty meal, which would be perfect for a cold, wet night in. Thank you for sharing your recipe! 🙂

    • Reply MissPond November 7, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      Oh wow slow cooked baby potatoes sound wonderful- I’ll be trying that next!

  • Reply Sarah Irving | Susty Meals November 1, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I haven’t quite got into (veggie) stew yet, although with the drop in temperature due next week, it might be the plan! There is something naughty but nice about Dauphinoise Potatoes – they are pretty good with soya cream and cheese alternatives too 🙂

    • Reply MissPond November 7, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      It’s definitely stew weather now! I’ve never tried cheese alternatives, it’d be pretty hard to convince the OH. Maybe when he’s away 😉

  • Reply Jessica Scott November 1, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Dauphinoise potatoes are my absolute favourite, even over mash and I’m mash obsessed!
    This recipe looks so good, I love a hearty and cozy dinner. I’ll definitely give it a try.
    Jess xx

    • Reply MissPond November 7, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you 🙂 It’s definitely worth a try and very delicious! Mash is usually my go too, but this may have changed me…

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