Scalloped Potatoes recipe

Sensational Scalloped Potatoes: A Creamy and Comforting Side Dish

Indulge in the creamy goodness of Scalloped Potatoes, a classic side dish that's sure to please everyone at the table. With layers of tender potatoes bathed in a rich and velvety cheese sauce, this dish is the epitome of comfort food. Whether served alongside a holiday roast or as a comforting weeknight side, these scalloped potatoes are guaranteed to be a hit. Let's dive into the recipe and savor the deliciousness of this timeless favorite!


- 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat the Oven:
   - Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray.

2. Prepare the Potatoes:
   - Peel the potatoes and thinly slice them into rounds, about 1/8 inch thick. Place the sliced potatoes in a bowl of cold water to prevent them from browning while you prepare the sauce.

3. Make the Cheese Sauce:
   - In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Once melted, whisk in the flour to form a smooth paste, creating a roux.
   - Gradually pour in the milk, whisking constantly, until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
   - Stir in the minced garlic, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional minute to allow the flavors to meld.
   - Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted and smooth. Set the cheese sauce aside.

4. Assemble the Scalloped Potatoes:
   - Drain the sliced potatoes and pat them dry with paper towels.
   - Arrange a layer of sliced potatoes in the bottom of the prepared baking dish, overlapping slightly.
   - Pour a portion of the cheese sauce over the layer of potatoes, spreading it out evenly.
   - Repeat the layers of potatoes and cheese sauce until all the potatoes and sauce have been used, ending with a layer of cheese sauce on top.

5. Bake the Scalloped Potatoes:
   - Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

6. Serve and Enjoy:
   - Remove the foil from the baking dish and sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the top of the potatoes.
   - Return the baking dish to the oven, uncovered, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
   - Garnish the scalloped potatoes with chopped fresh parsley, if desired, before serving.

With its creamy texture, cheesy goodness, and irresistible flavor, these Scalloped Potatoes are sure to become a family favorite. So gather your ingredients, preheat the oven, and get ready to enjoy a taste of comfort with every forkful!