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Au Gratin A-la Bulgaria

Au Gratin A-la Bulgaria (potatoes Au Gratin)

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Bulgaria
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 lbs Bulgarian Feta cheese Greek Feta, Farmers cheese or whole milk cottage cheese
  • 1 stick of unsalted melted butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper divided
  • 6 large russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/8” slices
  • 2 cups Bulgarian or Greek yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly spray a 13x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a blender or food processor, puree the cheese until very smooth. Add butter, ½ teaspoon pepper and salt…. Note if you are using feta, use less salt.
  • Start laying your potatoes in the lightly greased pan and top with one third of the cheese mixture.
  • Repeat with another layer of potatoes and cheese,
  • Repeat one more time with one more layer and the last 1/3 of the cheese mixture
  • Place pan on a cookie sheet to catch any drips.
  • Cover the pan tightly with foil and bake until potatoes are tender, 1 to 1 ½ hours.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.
  • Pour over the potatoes and bake uncovered until the custard is puffy, golden and set. About 20 minutes or more.
  • Let cool 5- 10 minutes before serving.