scalloped potatoes
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Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

These cheesy scalloped potatoes are a classic and staple at any holiday dinner. They are creamy, cheesy and absolutely delicious! Your guests will go crazy over this scalloped potatoes recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: scalloped potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 2 pounds potatoes (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (divided)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 8x8 or 7x10 pan. Then line half of the potatoes on the bottom of the pan. 
  • Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add in the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Let cook another minute. 
  • Turn heat to medium low. Slowly whisk in the milk and whisk until smooth. Bring to a light simmer to allow to thicken. Then stir in 3/4 cup cheese until melted and remove from heat. 
  • Pour half of the sauce over the potatoes. Then sprinkle about 1/2 cup cheese over top. Line the remaining potatoes over top. Then add the remaining sauce and cheese over top.
  • Bake uncovered for 50-60 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender an the top is golden brown.



If you like your potatoes with onions, add 1/2 cup chopped onions when cooking the butter. Then cook 2-3 minutes. 
You can also turn this into a meal by adding leftover chopped ham to the middle layer. 
Add a little crunch by adding 4 pieces cooked and crumbled bacon to the top.


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10.7% | Vitamin C: 15.9% | Calcium: 29.1% | Iron: 22.2%