Scalloped Potatoes

This classic scalloped potatoes recipe is a comforting and hearty dish that’s perfect for any occasion. Layers of thinly sliced potatoes are smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce and baked to golden perfection. It’s a timeless side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

You’ll love this recipe for its simplicity and rich, indulgent flavors. The combination of tender potatoes, creamy sauce, and melted cheese creates a dish that’s both satisfying and delicious. It’s a crowd-pleaser and a great addition to any meal.


  • 4 cups thinly sliced potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese, to sprinkle on top
  • Paprika


  • In a small saucepan, melt butter and blend in flour. Let it sit for a minute.
  • Add all of the cold milk, stirring with a whisk. Season with salt and cayenne.
  • Cook the sauce on low heat until smooth and boiling, stirring occasionally with a whisk.
  • Reduce heat and stir in the grated cheese.
  • Place half of the sliced potatoes in a lightly greased one-quart casserole dish.
  • Pour half of the cheese sauce over the potatoes. Repeat with a second layer of potatoes and cheese sauce.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and add a dash of paprika for color.
  • Bake uncovered for about 1 hour at 350°F.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  • Kcal: 320 per serving


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a twist, add a layer of thinly sliced onions between the layers of potatoes for added flavor.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese, such as Gruyère or mozzarella, to create unique variations of this dish.
  • To make the dish more indulgent, add a sprinkle of crispy, crumbled bacon on top before baking.

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