Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

            I know! Before anyone jumps on me about this, I do know there is a difference between Au Gratin and Scalloped Potatoes. I have combined the best of both into this one dish. Yes, it really is possible. In reality the only difference is that Au Gratin has cheese in the layers also, making it a more high end dish. So we are going to turn Scalloped potatoes into this rech and creamy, cheese dish.

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            Scalloped potatoes are such a perfect comfort food, they are filling and these are super cheesy. Known as a side dish for most types of meat, Scalloped potatoes are also perfect as a complete meal. When I am too tired to put a whole lot of effort in, I add some cubed ham to the potatoes before baking them. Then all I need to do is figure out a vegetable side and then some fruity dessert.

            There were times that I remember eating a dish similar to this as a child, my mother had added meat to the casserole. This made the work easier for her.

Less dishes for washing after and a satisfied family. The leftovers were always kept so they could be sent in dad’s lunch the next day.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            What type of potato is best for Scalloped Potatoes?

I always use Russets or Yukon Gold when I make Scalloped potatoes, they hold together much better. I have used reds a time or two, but am more satisfied with Russets.

            Can I add to these?

You certainly could. I would avoid vegetables that get soggy when they cook. Such as carrots. However, you could add corn or green beans.

I have also made this dish using ham cubes and a few times with browned ground beef.

            Can I freeze this dish?

Potatoes change consistency or texture when they freeze. If you need to freeze the casserole, I would suggest making sure that the dish is fully cooked before freezing. Potatoes that are raw will oxidise and turn a greyish color.

            What can I serve with this dish?

My go-to is generally a meatloaf or grilled pork chops. Any type of meat would only add to the deliciousness of these potatoes.

What do you need to make Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

            6 medium sized Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and sliced

            2 tsp salt

            1 tsp black pepper

            2 tbsp butter

            1 ½ cups of milk

            2 tbsp all purpose flour

            ¾ cup Swiss Cheese, shredded

How to make Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*

Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray

SECOND STEP:

Arrange a layer of potato slices for the first layer

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

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b)

THIRD STEP:

In a skillet, melt the butter, when melted, whisk in the flour to make a roux

Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly

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b)

c)

FOURTH STEP:

Stir in the cheese and remove from the heat

Pour sauce over the potatoes

Place another layer of potatoes and repeat with the sauce.

FIFTH STEP:

Bake until the potatoes are soft, and the top is lightly browned

Garnish with parsley

Serve hot with meat of choice and dinner salad

Enjoy!

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 medium sized Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 ½ cups of milk
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup Swiss Cheese, shredded

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*

Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray

SECOND STEP:

Arrange a layer of potato slices for the first layer

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

THIRD STEP:

In a skillet, melt the butter, when melted, whisk in the flour to make a roux

Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly

FOURTH STEP:

Stir in the cheese and remove from the heat

Pour sauce over the potatoes

Place another layer of potatoes and repeat with the sauce.

FIFTH STEP:

Bake until the potatoes are soft, and the top is lightly browned

Garnish with parsley

Serve hot with meat of choice and dinner salad

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 8gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 120gSugar: 12gProtein: 8g