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Scalloped Potatoes Recipe With Cheese

This Scalloped Potatoes Recipe With Cheese is perfect for any Sunday dinner, family gathering, Thanksgiving, or Christmas!

As a home chef, there's nothing quite like the taste and comfort of a good scalloped potato dish. This Scalloped Potatoes Recipe With Cheese is the perfect balance of creamy, cheesy, and potato-y goodness. It's a classic dish that I merged with a delicious cheese blend that is sure to impress your family and friends.
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As a home chef, there’s nothing quite like the taste and comfort of a good scalloped potato dish. This Scalloped Potatoes Recipe With Cheese is the perfect balance of creamy, cheesy, and potato-y goodness. A classic dish that I merged with a delicious cheese blend that is sure to impress your family and friends.

If you were like me when I was growing up, the only version of scalloped potatoes came from a box. In fact, my mother would often make au gratin potatoes too which seemed similar but had cheese. Yep you guessed it, they were from her best friend Betty Crocker too. I always thought one was more flavorful but liked the cheese in the other. This recipe is actually a blend of both!

This Scalloped Potatoes Recipe With Cheese is perfect for any Sunday dinner, family gathering, Thanksgiving, or Christmas!

What Are Scalloped Potatoes?

According to Ktchen.com, A Scalloped Potatoes Recipe consist of thinly sliced potatoes layered in a casserole dish and baked with heavy cream or milk (or combination of the two). Potato au gratin, on the other hand has grated cheese sprinkled between the layers resulting in a cheesy, more decadent dish. They go on to mention that au gratin usually has bread crumbs too.

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe With Cheese Ingredients Pictured in raw form
Scalloped Potatoes Recipe With Cheese Ingredients

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe With Cheese Ingredients

  • 7 Cups of very thin (1/8 inch) slices of potatoes
  • 1 1/8 kosher salt
  • 3.4 tsp black pepper
  • ¾ tsp paprika
  • ¾ tsp onion powder
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • 5 Tbsp Butter
  • 5 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 ¼ cup half and half
  • 1 ½ cup monterey Jack cheese Divided
  • 1 ½ cup colby cheese, divided

How To Make Scalloped Potatoes Recipe With Cheese

One of the keys to this recipe is to use very thin slices of potatoes, about 1/8 inch thick. This will ensure that your potatoes cook evenly and are tender all the way through. To get the perfect slice, I recommend using a mandoline slicer, but a sharp knife will also do the trick.

The seasoning for this dish is also key. The combination of kosher salt, black pepper, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder gives the potatoes a great depth of flavor. I like to whisk the seasonings together in a large bowl, then toss the potato slices in it to make sure they’re evenly coated.

Another important step is to make a roux with the butter and flour. This will thicken the sauce and give it that creamy, cheesy texture. Whisking in the half and half.

Once your potatoes are seasoned and your sauce is made, it’s time to assemble this Scalloped Potatoes Recipe With Cheese! I like to use a large casserole dish that has a cover, and grease it with butter. Layer the potatoes vertically (see picture sequence) to the dish and then pour the sauce on top. Then add the cheese blend on top for that extra cheesy goodness.

Finally, it’s time to bake! I usually bake the dish covered for 40 minutes, then remove the cover and bake for an additional 50 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the potatoes are completely tender. I also like to let it cool for 10-15 minutes before serving to let the flavors meld together.

Fork digging in the Scalloped Potatoes Recipe With Cheese
As a home chef, there’s nothing quite like the taste and comfort of a good scalloped potato dish. This Scalloped Potatoes Recipe With Cheese is the perfect balance of creamy, cheesy, and potato-y goodness. A classic dish that I merged with a delicious cheese blend that is sure to impress your family and friends.

Tips & Tricks

  • Cut your potatoes thin so the cook faster. I suggest you use a mandoline, which is what I used. If you do not have one than carefully, I mean CAREFULLY cut the potato into thin 1/8 slices. Be sure that the potato has been dried off so you hand does not slip!!
  • Cover the top of the same pan that the Scalloped Potatoes were cooked in with aluminum foil. IF you try to transfer them they will become a hot mess. So try not to do this unless you have very little left. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To re-heat the potatoes, pull the casserole pan out of the refrigerator and let it warm to room temperature. While that is happening, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Still covered, place the casserole dish into the oven and bake for 25- 30 minutes. Remove the cover and let it it bake 10 minutes more. Serve.

Get Cooking!

Overall, this scalloped potatoes recipe is a delicious and comforting dish that is sure to please. It’s the perfect balance of creamy and cheesy, with just the right amount of seasoning. And, it’s easy enough to make any night for dinner, yet elegant enough to serve to guests. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out!

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