Scalloped Potatoes

The BEST Scalloped Potatoes! Made with thinly sliced russet potatoes layered in a creamy cheese sauce then baked until golden brown. The perfect side dish for any occasion!

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Scalloped Potatoes

Homemade Scalloped Potatoes are on of my favorite side dishes! This recipe is loaded with fresh garlic, thyme, cheddar cheese and an amazing cream sauce. It’s all layered with thinly sliced tender russet potatoes. I top the potatoes with extra shredded cheddar cheese and bake until golden brown on top. This truly is the Best Scalloped Potatoes Recipe!

These easy scalloped potatoes make a great side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter!

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How to make Scalloped Potatoes

  • Preheat oven: To 375 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.
  • Slice potatoes: Into 1/8 inch rounds. Keep in mind the thinner your potatoes are the faster they will cook. Set aside until you are ready to assemble.
  • Make cheese sauce: Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add in onion and saute until tender and slightly browned, 4 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add in flour and cook for 1 minute stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in milk and chicken stock. Add in the dried mustard, thyme and paprika. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until sauce begins to slightly simmer, stirring occasionally. (Do not let this sauce boil, it can break and burn on the bottom) Take off the heat and stir in the 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Assemble: Layer 1/3 of the potatoes into the prepared pan. Layer 1/3 of the sauce on top of the potatoes. Repeat layers ending with the cream sauce. Top with the reserved 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.
  • Bake: Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Serve: Immediately with fresh chopped parsley or fresh thyme.
  • To store: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days
  • To reheat: Reheat leftovers in a 350 degree oven covered with aluminum foil until warmed through.

Can Scalloped Potatoes be made in advance?

Yes! Prepare everything as directed and place in the refrigerator for up to 2 days in advance and bake the day of. These can also be par baked for 30 or 40 minutes covered and you can finish cooking the day of in a 375 degree oven for 30-40 minutes uncovered or until golden brown and tender.

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Variations

  • Replace some of the cheddar cheese for fresh grated parmesan cheese or swiss cheese.
  • Make scalloped potatoes and ham with leftover cubed ham.
  • Fresh thyme or rosemary would be amazing in these cheesy scalloped potatoes.
  • I prefer to use either russet potatoes or yukon golden potatoes in this recipe. Red potatoes can also be used.

Tips

  • To cut down on baking time. Microwave sliced potatoes for 5-10 minutes to slightly soften. You can also boil sliced potatoes for 5 minutes or so and drain.
  • To speed up the process use a mandolin slicer to cut the potatoes extra thin. I like to slice my potatoes to 1/8 inch thickness.

Can this be frozen?

Yes! Simply wrap the casserole with aluminum foil and place in the freezer for up to a month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and bake the next day in a 350 degree oven until warmed through.

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Scalloped Potatoes

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8

The BEST Scalloped Potatoes made with thinly sliced russet potatoes layered in a creamy cheese sauce then baked until golden brown. The perfect side dish!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes or yukon gold, sliced thin into 1/8 inch rounds
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, small dice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp dried mustard
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and separated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add in onion and saute until tender and slightly browned, 4 minutes.

  3. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.

  4. Add in flour and cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.

  5. Slowly whisk in milk and chicken stock. Add in the dried mustard, thyme and paprika. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until sauce begins to slightly simmer, stirring occasionally. (Do not let this sauce boil, it can break and burn on the bottom)

  6. Take off the heat and stir in the 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese.

  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Layer 1/3 of the potatoes into the prepared pan.

  9. Layer 1/3 of the sauce on top of the potatoes. Repeat layers ending with the cream sauce.

  10. Top with the reserved 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.

  11. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

  12. Serve immediately with fresh parsley for garnish, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Scalloped Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348.19 Calories from Fat 160
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.73g27%
Saturated Fat 10.89g68%
Cholesterol 51.91mg17%
Sodium 253.41mg11%
Potassium 756.88mg22%
Carbohydrates 34.85g12%
Fiber 2.21g9%
Sugar 5.21g6%
Protein 13.53g27%
Vitamin A 589.94IU12%
Vitamin C 9.56mg12%
Calcium 298.62mg30%
Iron 1.77mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Recipes, Easter Recipes, Scalloped Potatoes, Side dish, Thanksgiving recipes, Vegetarian