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Airfryer Dauphinoise Potatoes

Free up space in your oven this Christmas by making this delicious Potato Dauphinoise in the airfryer. The ultimate festive side dish!

We often focus on the big food items for Christmas like turkey, ham, beef etc. But in my opinion side dishes are the real heroes of festive meals. Get a couple of really delicious side dishes on the table and it can elevate your Christmas dinner to another level!

Potato Dauphinoise is a favourite of mine but until now I’ve rarely made it at Christmas as there just isn’t enough space in the oven for everything. So I decided to try it in the airfryer instead and wow! It was incredible!

The first step is to peel and chop your potatoes into ½cm slices. If you slice them too thick then they won’t cook. And slice them too thin, they’ll end up breaking up and you’ll be left with creamy mash instead!

Also choose small to medium sized potatoes so the slices don’t end up too large.

Make up the creamy sauce by adding milk, single cream and nutmeg to a jug along with salt and pepper.

Add a layer of the sliced potatoes to the bottom of an oven proof dish, followed by some chopped garlic and a little of the cream mixture.

Keep repeating these layers until all the ingredients have been added.

Place the dish in the airfryer and cook at 200c for 30 minutes.

I stopped the airfryer three times whilst cooking to mix up the potatoes. This will stop the top layer of potatoes from getting too brown and crispy.

You could also place a layer of tin foil round the top instead.

After 30 minutes, add grated gruyere cheese to the top. You could also use grated cheddar or parmesan too.

Cook for a further 5 minutes.

When ready, add some chopped fresh parsley to the top and serve immediately.

So delicious and absolutely perfect for Christmas Day!

If you liked this recipe you may also enjoy my Christmas Ham in Coke


Airfryer Potato Dauphinoise


Free up space in your oven this Christmas by making this delicious Potato Dauphinoise in the airfryer. The ultimate festive side dish!


  • 800g potatoes
  • 200ml milk
  • 150ml single cream
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 60g grated gruyere cheese
  • optional: chopped fresh parsley


  1. Peel the potatoes and slice them into approximately ½ cm thick pieces.
  2. Add the milk, cream, nutmeg and salt and pepper to a jug and mix with a spoon.
  3. Add a layer of potatoes to the bottom of an oven proof dish along with some of the garlic. Pour over a little of the cream mixture.
  4. Repeat these layers until you have used up all the ingredients.
  5. Add the dish to the airfryer and cook at 200c for 30 minutes.
  6. Stop the airfryer two or three times during the cooking process to mix the potatoes around. This stops the potatoes from burning. You could also add a layer of tinfoil to the top instead.
  7. After 30 minutes add the grated gruyere to the top and return to the airfryer for a final 5 minutes.
  8. Be careful removing the dish from the airfryer as it will be really hot.
  9. Top with chopped parsley and serve immediately.

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