This Scalloped Potatoes recipe is the perfect side dish to accompany everything from Oven Baked Chicken Breasts to a perfect Pork Tenderloin or a Roast Turkey Breast!
Scalloped potatoes come together with just a few basic ingredients from the pantry. Once layered, bake this easy potato casserole until tender, golden, and bubbly. Potato perfection!
Get creative by mixing in sliced mushrooms, peas, or broccoli! Make it an entrée by layering the potatoes with ham and cheese! Talk about a one-size fits all dinner!
Who doesn’t love a good homemade scalloped potatoes recipe? Of all the potato side dishes from Oven Roasted Potatoes to Perfect Baked Potatoes, nothing says comfort food like a big steaming side of scalloped potatoes (except maybe creamy buttery mashed potatoes).
So exactly what are Scalloped Potatoes? Thought to have originated in England, the word ‘scallop’ is basically a definition for how the potato is sliced. Thin and uniformly cut potatoes are layered in a casserole dish and then covered with a seasoned onion cream sauce and baked. The result is this savory scalloped potato recipe!
Potatoes au Gratin are also called cheesy potatoes because the white sauce is actually a cheese sauce (and they often have cheese sprinkled between the layers and/or breadcrumb topping).
This scalloped potato recipe can (of course) be topped with cheese or have cheese added in but sometimes I love the simplicity in this recipe without cheese. The sweetness of the onions and milk is the perfect addition to these sliced potatoes!
Simple, easy and cheesy! My whole family loves this recipe so much. If it were for them, I’d be making this every day! Give it a shot, you’ll love it!To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:
8-10 medium potatoes (Russet or Yukon Gold are best)
¼ cup cold butter, cut into small squares
2 Tbsp. flour
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided (old or medium cheddar is best)
2 cups milk (I used 2%)
1 tsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. dried mustard or paprika
Wash, peel and thinly slice potatoes.
Butter 9 x 13 casserole dish.
Layer 1/3 potatoes, 1/3 butter, 1 tbsp. flour and 1/3 cheese.
Repeat (potatoes, butter, flour, cheese).
Follow with final layer of potatoes and top with remaining 1/3 butter.
In bowl mix milk, salt and mustard and pour over top of potatoes.
Cover with tin foil and bake in preheated 350F oven for 1 – 1.5 hours until potatoes are soft and bubbly.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake uncovered for another 15-20 minutes.
Serve with your favourite entrée like this Slow Cooker Balsamic Maple Glazed Ham  and enjoy!