Hearty and Cheesy Tartiflette: A Taste of the French Alps

Nov 20, 2023 | Main Courses

Based on the recipe provided, I would make the following assumptions for Difficulty, Prep Time, and Cooking Time:

Difficulty: Moderate
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

25 minutes
35 minutes


  • 2 pounds (900g) potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces (225g) lardons (bacon), cut into thick strips
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Reblochon cheese, about 13 ounces (375g), rind removed and cut into slices
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish with a bit of butter.
  2. In a large pot of salted water, cook the sliced potatoes until slightly tender, but not fully cooked. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, cook the lardons until crispy and golden. Remove the lardons from the skillet, leaving the bacon fat behind.
  4. In the same skillet, add the sliced onions and cook until caramelized, around 10 minutes. Remove the onions from the skillet and set aside.
  5. Place a layer of half-cooked potatoes at the bottom of the baking dish, followed by a layer of caramelized onions and crispy lardons.
  6. Arrange half of the Reblochon cheese slices on top of the layers.
  7. Repeat the layers with the remaining potatoes, onions, lardons, and finish with the remaining Reblochon cheese slices.
  8. Pour the cream over the casserole, allowing it to seep through the layers. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  9. Dot the top of the Tartiflette with small pieces of butter, ensuring a golden crust.
  10. Bake uncovered for approximately 30-35 minutes until the top becomes bubbly and golden brown.
  11. Once out of the oven, let the Tartiflette rest for a few minutes before serving, as the flavors meld together and the cheese becomes wonderfully gooey.

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Tips and Variations:

  • For a vegetarian twist, replace lardons with sliced mushrooms, sautéed until golden.
  • Add a touch of freshness by sprinkling chopped fresh parsley or chives over the Tartiflette before serving.
  • Serve Tartiflette with a crisp salad dressed lightly with a tangy vinaigrette to balance its richness.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese like Fontina or Gruyère if Reblochon is not available.


Surrounded by mountains and steeped in history, Tartiflette is a dish that warms not only the body but also the heart. It takes you back to those cozy evenings spent in the French Alps, celebrating the simple joys of life. So gather your loved ones, embrace the winter, and savor every bite of this hearty potato casserole. Bon appétit!

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