Baked Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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Baked Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 21, 2023

Indulge in the creamy and flavorful goodness of baked scalloped potatoes. Layered with thinly sliced potatoes, a rich cheese sauce, and baked to golden perfection, this dish is the ultimate comfort food. Perfect as a side dish or a main course, these scalloped potatoes are sure to be a hit at any family gathering or holiday feast. With just a few simple ingredients and easy instructions, you can create a hearty and satisfying dish that will have everyone coming back for seconds.


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Peel and thinly slice the potatoes.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  4. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Whisk in the flour until well combined.
  6. Slowly pour in the heavy cream and milk, whisking constantly.
  7. Continue cooking until the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
  8. Season with salt, black pepper, and paprika.
  9. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  10. Grease a baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
  11. Arrange a layer of sliced potatoes in the bottom of the dish.
  12. Pour a portion of the cheese sauce over the potatoes.
  13. Repeat the layers until all the potatoes and sauce are used, ending with a layer of sauce on top.
  14. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  15. Remove the foil and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the top.
  16. Return the dish to the oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown.
  17. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Scalloped potatoes are a classic American dish that dates back to the early 19th century.
  • The term 'scalloped' refers to the scallop shell shape often used for baking and serving this dish.
  • While the traditional recipe calls for cheddar cheese, you can experiment with different types of cheese like gruyere or monterey jack for a unique twist.
  • Adding a layer of thinly sliced onions between the potato layers can add extra flavor and texture to the dish.