Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe – This easy scalloped potatoes recipe is so creamy, cheesy, and out of this world delicious! 

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe - This easy scalloped potatoes recipe is so creamy, cheesy, and out of this world delicious!  //

A good scalloped potatoes recipe makes one of those essential side dish recipes that just makes everything seem so elaborate and elegant. But the truth of the matter is, they really couldn’t be simpler to make.

Well, with the exception of peeling and slicing potatoes.


Peeling potatoes has to be one of those kitchen jobs that I have to absolutely be in the mood to do or it drives me mad. Maybe it goes back to growing up and whenever I had been a little bit sassier than normal, Mama would hand me the potato peeler and the sack of potatoes to scrub and peel for supper that night. Since I knew it was a punishment, I’ve always just felt like those potatoes were mocking me. I could make some lame joke about all of their eyes mocking me as I scrubbed them, but that would be even too much weirdness for me. And that’s saying a lot!

A good Scalloped Potatoes recipe makes one of those essential side dish recipes that just makes everything seem so elaborate and elegant. But the truth of the matter is, they really couldn't be simpler to make. //

And don’t even get me started on the mandoline. Those things are out to get me most times I use them. So, whenever using them, just remember to not get distracted.

So, with all of that said, you’d think this scalloped potatoes recipe would be the last dish in all the land that I’d make, wouldn’t you. Well, let me tell you when scalloped potatoes jump to the very front of my radar. It goes something a little bit like this.

You see, this past weekend, I was planning supper for family and had only had a few folks let me know they were planning on coming. No problem. I know not everyone can make it every time. Anywho, I’d bought groceries on Thursday, planning for supper for eight. On Saturday night, I heard from more family members that they would be able to attend after all and were looking forward to supper.

So, Sunday after church, we scooted by the grocery store and picked up more meat, but I totally forgot to buy more potatoes for baking. Rather than halving them and baking (which would have been super simple), I decided to make these decadent, delicious, dangerously good scalloped potatoes instead. Those eight baking potatoes turned into tons of scalloped potatoes. In fact, I had enough for seconds for some and left overs for the first of the week. Score!!!

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe - This easy scalloped potatoes recipe is so creamy, cheesy, and out of this world delicious! //

Don’t you just love it when things work out so well. I know I do! So, bookmark this Scalloped Potatoes recipe for your holiday festivities. Oh yeah, and for when you think more folks might show up for supper. This always comes in handy then!

Here’s my Scalloped Potatoes recipe. Hope you love it!

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe - This easy scalloped potatoes recipe is so creamy, cheesy, and out of this world delicious! //
Yield: 10
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Scalloped Potatoes Recipe - This easy scalloped potatoes recipe is so creamy, cheesy, and out of this world delicious!
4.91 from 33 votes
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  • 4 large Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk or heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black or white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup grated Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Place potato slices in a bowl of cold water to keep from turning brown while making cream sauce.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a small saucepan. Whisk in flour until well-combined, then whisk in milk, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and 1 cup of Monterrey Jack cheese. Reduce heat to simmer and continue to whisk until sauce simmers slightly around the edges and has thickened slightly. Stir in remaining cheese.
  3. Arrange potato slices in casserole dish and then pour cream sauce over potato slices.
  4. Bake uncovered for 1 hour.
  5. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 315mg 13%
Potassium 700mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 8.6%
Vitamin C 10.2%
Calcium 24.1%
Iron 8.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch


Robyn xo



From the Add a Pinch recipe archives, originally published 2013. 

110 comments on “Scalloped Potatoes Recipe”

  1. Very good, great reviews. Having said that, I did the following. I had 21 people for Christmas dinner, so I started out with 11 potatoes, and after arranging them in two 9×13 pans, I peeled another 5 potatoes to make them a bit bigger. I quadrupled the sauce, after seeing how much sauce was in each 9×13 (so each pan had a double batch of the sauce). I shredded in my processor 2-8 oz blocks Monterey Jack & 2-8 oz blocks cheddar. I saved a little cheddar to sprinkle over the top for an added melted cheddar look. In my opinion, after one hour the temperature probe in the oven said the potatoes were at 160 degrees, but I left them in there for another 30 minutes while the beef tenderloin finished cooking. I think they could have used another 15-30 minutes baking. They were hot, but the potatoes were still a little hard for my taste. All said and done, I got rave reviews, but one pan was completely untouched and we had 2-3 scoops left in the touched pan. I did add a smidge of salt to my serving, but I am a salty. Most others did not add any extra salt.

  2. I made this today to go with a ham. Delicious and easy. Thank you.

  3. I used red potatoes and a smaller baking dish so I cooked it about 30 minutes longer. Also added cheese on top. Otherwise followed recipe exactly. Loved it!

  4. Just tried this for a group of 20 or so. Quadrupled the recipe and there was nothing left!??

  5. So curious… I halved this and I notice my sauce was very thick. It still tasted great but I had to cook longer and did raise temp and cover to get potatoes done. But should I have mixed a little sauce in the middle when layering because I felt like it didn’t soak in the middle very well?? Just suggestions on thick sauce and more in middle of potatoes? Thanks

  6. I made this for a potluck at work. I had green Ortega chilis (canned) so I decided to add them . I layered the potatoes, then the chilis, followed by sauce, added another potato layer, more sauce. I used Monterey Jack cheese in the sauce mixture. On top of the casserole I pored some mild taco sauce, then shredded cheddar. After baking I removed the foil, added some chopped bell peppers and cilantro, returning it to the oven for about 5 minutes. Yummy, thank you!

  7. Planning on making these for Easter. How far in advance can i make these, as i’m having ham, so not much room in an oven for both and of course different tempreatures. Thanks

  8. HI Robyn,
    Just made your recipe on Sunday and it turned out great. The only thing I would do differently is precook my potatoes for about 10 minutes to make them a little tender for less baking time. Mine took 2 hours for tender potatoes. I didn’t care since it was my first.time making them. We Loved, loved, loved them and I will be making them again. TFS

  9. I’m making this tomorrow for Easter and am so excited! Tired of mashed potatoes and ready for this! So happy for the question above regarding making a day ahead! Will let you know how it goes!!

  10. This is by far the best Scalloped Potato dish I have ever served. It was so simple, yet so delicious. Enjoyed by all. My Scalloped Potato recipe of 40 years has just been replaced. Thank you Robyn!

  11. i made this recipe for an easter dinner and when i read the opening comments my first thought was why peel the potatoes? i wash thoroughly and slice as usual. the skin adds a bit of a rustic texture and all the extra vitamins in and under the peel. there’s never been a complaint. i followed the recipe measurements precisely and used a combination of cheeses i happen to have on hand but always some cheddar. i think my pan may be a bit smaller than the recipe calls for as it took an extra 30 minutes to cook through completely to my taste. delicious!

  12. I made this recipe last minute for a potluck. Im not a huge fan of scalloped potatoes myself, but I must admit I fell in love with these. The only changes I made were using 8 small potatoes instead of the 4 they call for, and adding 2 finely diced and sauted onions to the cheese sauce, just before pouring it over the potatoes. I also left mine cooking an extra 30 minutes. This is the first time I used a mandolin for scalloped potatoes, and felt it made a world of a difference! Delicious!

  13. I love love love this recipe and followed it exactly the first time and when I made them again I added bacon on top.

  14. Made this for thanksgiving and everyone loved it. Thank you for sharing your recipe! Will definitely make this again????

  15. Your recipe will be my first ever scalloped potatoes! Will accompany the ham tomorrow night!

  16. Wonderful!!! My whole family loved it and so simple!!!

  17. Oh Robyn, every recipe you post is such a hit with the family. I also have your cookbook which is always right on my counter where I cook. Thank you a million times for your generosity!

    Love from Seattle,

  18. Yum!  I use my apple peeler to peel and slice potatoes!  I have had it for years and never thought to do this, I can now do a whole sack, really fast!  I also use it to just peel when I am doing Mashed potatoes.  

  19. Such a simple a yummy idea, thank you. Any suggestion for using both red and russet potatoes; in terms of cooking time?

  20. The recipe that I need to try immediately at home. I can not wait to get started it!

  21. I made these this weekend. This is a very easy recipe and the end result is delicious! I will make these again for sure.

  22. I doubled this recipe. I doubled it. It’s in the oven. Can’t wait to eat I it!
    We just had dinner and everyone wanted the recipe! Thank You
    Ps I did have to bake it 20 more minutes. F

  23. A very simple Scalloped Potatoes recipe to eat with my family. Thanks, I really enjoy visiting on your site.

  24. I used 1/4 c. ricotta and 1 3/4 c. 2% milk instead of the cream, and it turned out great!

  25. Well, being the home made chef and all, I used some grated parmesan cheese layered in the middle with some French fried onions throughout the layers. Turns out with a smoky flavor and soft potatoes. Accompanied with baked chicken gravy and garlic green beans. BEST.

  26. It was so delicious and yummy I will definitely make it again 

  27. These are my go to scalloped potatoes. Everyone raves about them and so I want to thank you for making me look like a culinary pro. I am wondering if I could add ground beef and if you have to change any measurements to do so.

  28. Any idea what the potato weight would be? I have made this recipe many times but am never sure if I am using too many potatoes. Can you give me a range on the potato weight? I use Yukon Gold. Also, I mix the potatoes with the cream sauce and place in the baking dish which works out nicely.

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