One pot meals are always a good idea. They are prepared in no time at all, cook themselves as if by themselves and require little rinsing and cleaning up. In addition, they are usually particularly aromatic thanks to the long cooking time.
As the name suggests, in one-pot meals all the ingredients come in one pot or pan and are boiled or baked together. In the end, all you have to do is: taste and enjoy. The advantage: while the dish is simmering on the stove or in the oven, you have plenty of time to do other things - or simply lounge on the sofa with relish and look forward to the meal.
So how about a delicious one-pot potato gratin? The preparation of the creamy oven dish takes a maximum of 15 minutes, then everything goes into the oven and cooks happily. Enjoyed in the original version, the recipe only requires five ingredients that everyone usually has at home: in addition to potatoes, cream, milk, grated cheese and spices also go into the dish. If you fancy a change or your fridge has more, don't be afraid to spice up the potato gratin a little.
Vegetables of any kind are ideal for being lifted under the potato slices before baking. Spring onions, leeks, finely sliced courgettes and/or mushrooms are particularly tasty. For meat eaters, fried minced meat, diced bacon or strips of bacon add plenty of spice to the gratin, vegans and vegetarians can fall back on tofu and meat alternatives. Also great: experimenting with different spices and making the one-pot dish so varied. Below are some suggestions for designing your gratin.
Tip: If possible, use waxy potatoes. They get nice and soft when baked, but still retain their bite.
Want a change? Here are a few suggestions for exciting potato gratin variants: