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This easy scalloped potatoes recipe is a potato side dish favorite! Tender Yukon Gold potatoes in an easy creamy, cheesy sauce make the best side dish! If you’re in need of an easy side dish that is sure to impress then this is the recipe for you!

These thinly sliced potatoes covered in a creamy, cheddar cheese sauce bake up creamy on the inside with a cheesy crusty on top. This potato side dish is one of our favorites along with Cheesy Potatoes, Zucchini Casserole, and Brussels Sprouts!

scalloped potatoes in a casserole dish

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes – A Cheesy Side Dish Recipe

This scalloped potatoes recipe is even better than I remember my mom’s being. It’s creamy, cheesy, and irresistibly delicious. Scalloped potatoes are a great side dish to any meal!

This is the best Scalloped Potato recipe made with thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes layered with cheese and butter – you will want a second helping!

Ooey gooey cheese covers every nook and cranny of these amazing cheesy scalloped potatoes!

Homemade scalloped potatoes are a classic dish and are perfect with ANY holiday meal as a side dish! We especially love it for Easter, along with Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Hot Cross Buns and Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!

This easy recipe comes together quickly is a family favorite at all of our gatherings.

cheesy scalloped potatoes on a plate

Scalloped Potato Recipe Ingredients

The ingredients in scalloped potatoes are so simple and you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen!

  • Potatoes – Yukon Gold potatoes are my favorite for this dish
  • Butter, flour, and milk – You will make a roux as the creamy base for these potatoes.
  • Cheddar Cheese – Sharp cheddar cheese has the best flavor. You can grate your own or use packaged cheddar.
  • Paprika – Adds a little color and flavor to the top of this dish.
  • Salt + Pepper – Salt and pepper give potatoes life!

How to Make Scalloped Potatoes

1. Preheat the oven

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Melt the butter

In a small sauce pan, melt butter. Once melted add melted butter with a fork – whisking together.

3. Add milk

Next, whisk in milk.

4. Cook sauce

Cook sauce on low until smooth and boiling, whisking until thickened.

Add in salt and pepper and stir well.

5. Reduce heat

Reduce heat to low and stir in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese.

6. Add to casserole dish

Place a half of the sliced potatoes in a lightly greased 1.5 quart casserole dish (8×8 or 9×9 will work)

7. Pour cheese sauce

Pour half of the cheese sauce over potatoes.

8. Add potatoes

Add a second layer of potatoes and the rest of the cheese sauce to the top of that layer

9. Add cheese and toppings

Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese on top.
Sprinkle the top with paprika.

10. Bake in the oven

Bake at 350 degrees,  uncovered for 1 hour.

how to make scalloped potatoes

How To Make Scalloped Potatoes Ahead of Time

If you’re making these as a side dish to a big meal, make things easier on yourself and made them ahead of time

Covered and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely – uncovered.

Cover well and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

On the day of serving, remove from the fridge at least 30 minutes before baking. Bake uncovered for about 35 minutes or until heated through.

The ooey-gooey creamy cheese sauce will cover every nook and cranny of these amazing cheesy scalloped potatoes!

scalloped potatoes topped with cheese

Cheesy Potato FAQS

What is the Difference Between Scalloped and Au Gratin Potatoes?

The difference between Potatoes Au Gratin and Scalloped Potatoes can contain only a cream sauce (no cheese) and Au Gratin can have a breadcrumb topping.

What are Scalloped Potatoes good served alongside?

This cheesy dish is perfect as a side to about any main dish. Our favorite is beside a Crock Pot Ham. It just goes perfectly!

You could also have it at your next BBQ this summer with Chicken Thighs, Pulled Pork, or Burgers.

Can you overcook scalloped potatoes?

You can. Make sure to follow the recipe steps. If you overcook the potatoes, they’re going to be mushy and not hold their shape.

Why did my scalloped potatoes turn gray?

Don’t worry, this is just a reaction of the potatoes once they’re cut and exposed to air. They’re still good to eat, they just might look a bit different.

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Scalloped Potatoes

This easy scalloped potatoes recipe is a family favorite! Tender Yukon Gold potatoes in an easy creamy, cheesy sauce make the best potato side dish! These thinly sliced potatoes covered in a creamy, cheddar cheese sauce bake up creamy on the inside with a cheesy crusty on top.
2 from 2 votes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients  

  • 4 cups thinly sliced Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk I like evaporated milk, also
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • paprika
  • 1 tsp salt + pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small sauce pan, melt butter. Once melted add melted butter with a fork – whisking together.
  • Next, whisk in milk.
  • Cook sauce on low until smooth and boiling, whisking until thickened.
  • Add in salt and pepper and stir well.
  • Reduce heat to low and stir in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese.
  • Place a half of the sliced potatoes in a lightly greased 1.5 quart casserole dish (8×8 or 9×9 will work)
  • Pour half of the cheese sauce over potatoes.
  • Add a second layer of potatoes and the rest of the cheese sauce to the top of that layer
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese on top.
  • Sprinkle the top with paprika.
  • Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered for 1 hour.
Keyword: cheese, potatoes, side dish
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

Comments

  1. Yvonne Gleason says:

    Your No. 2 instructions isn’t properly wrote. You are adding melted butter to the melted butter instead of adding the flour….

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