Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal. Two delicious types of cheese bathes these potatoes in a creamy, sauce that is flavorful and a perfect comfort food to add alongside your meat. Choose this easy-to-make and yummy dish for your holiday table or for your next family dinner!
Original recipe posted: October 2014| Recipe updated: December 2019
I originally posted these Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes back in 2014, but since then I’ve improved the recipe a bit and updated the photos so I’m delivering a much-needed post makeover. These thin sliced potatoes make a delicious side dish for any meal, any time of the year. I love making them for Easter dinner or Christmas dinner, but they are the perfect addition to any holiday meal.
I love the double cheese in the recipe and since I have a mild obsession with red potatoes, I never use another type of potato. All of the delicious, creamy ingredients work together to create side dish perfection!
HOW TO MAKE CHEESY SCALLOPED POTATOES
This is how to bring potatoes, cheese and a cream sauce together for a wonderful baked casserole dish!
Add an onion and some parsley into a skillet and add in a bit of butter, cooking until the melted butter and onions are fragrant.
Add flour to the skillet and season with salt and pepper.
Cook for 1 minute and add milk.
Cook for 5 minutes or so and add a block of cream cheese.
Stir until the cheese is melted and remove from heat. Layer a 9×13 baking dish with:
- Half of the potatoes sliced to 1/4-inch thickness (you’ll need 10 medium-size total)
- Half of the sauce
- Remaining potatoes
- Remainder of sauce
Top with shredded cheddar cheese and extra parsley.
Baking time: Bake covered with aluminum foil at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes and uncovered for another 15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving because it’ll be smokin’ hot. ENJOY!
- Cheddar cheese is perfect for this side dish but sharp cheddar would combine well with the creaminess of the milk and cream cheese.
- Add 1 tsp of garlic powder to step 3 because garlic makes everything better!
- For an even creamier cheese sauce, replace a portion of the milk with heavy cream.
- Use a mandolin to speed up the potato-slicing process and also to ensure the slices are similar in size.
- Yukon gold potatoes are a good substitute for red.
ADD-INS TO MAKE THE CASSEROLE A COMPLETE MEAL
You can make this casserole a complete meal with a few simple additions. Chop up some honey baked ham, or chopped up turkey meat or leftover rotisserie chicken. If you want your casserole to have some veggies, you could also throw in some green peas or chopped up spinach.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH YOUR POTATO CASSEROLE
HOW TO FREEZE YOUR POTATO DISH
Let the potatoes cool completely, then place them in an air tight container. Cover them with a top or saran wrap then again with aluminum foil to keep all the moisture out.
POTATOES THAT ARE GOOD FOR BAKING
While Yukon gold potatoes are hailed as a good option for this dish, I really like baby reds. You can’t really make a bad choice but know that you want them to be soft when they come out of the oven and
SCALLOPED POTATOES VS AU GRATIN POTATOES
While most people interchange the names of these two potato dishes, they are different recipes. Both dishes are sliced potatoes but scalloped potatoes are baked in a cream sauce and it may or may not involve cheese. Au gratin potatoes have bread crumbs and cheese that make up a crispy top and sometimes are in a cream sauce.
THE BEST COMFORTING SIDE DISH RECIPES
Here are a few of my other favorite comforting side dish recipes that you need to add to your rotation ASAP!
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes are an easy and delicious side for any meal! They taste better than regular French fries and are a great healthy lunch, snack or side dish. Whole30 compliant, too.
- Green Bean Casserole – Throw just a few ingredients into your slow cooker to make your next Green Bean Casserole. Let your crock pot do the heavy lifting so you can focus on other favorite holiday recipes. This is a great Thanksgiving or any-time side dish!
- Baked Potato Casserole – This easy, cheesy potato casserole is loaded with all the savory goodies! Make this side dish any night of the week. Top with baked potato toppings of your choice!
- Cauliflower Fried Rice – Cauliflower Fried Rice is a healthy version of the classic Chinese take-out favorite. Serve as a side with any meal and no one will know cauliflower is involved! This tasty little side dish is done in less than 30 minutes and is packed with flavor. Tastes great solo with a splash of soy sauce or as a side dish to any meal.
- Creamy Hashbrown Potatoes – This recipe is made with just four ingredients, one dish, one hour in the oven and you end up with a rich dish to serve. This gets you to potato heaven! Enjoy a creamy, buttery casserole as the perfect comforting side dish for any meal!
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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
- 1/4 cup flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 cups milk
- 8 oz. package cream cheese
- 10 baby red potatoes thinly sliced, 1/4 inch or less
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Extra parsley for topping
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and parsley and cook until soft and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add the flour, salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute. Add the milk and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add the cream cheese to the skillet and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
- Layer half of the potatoes in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the sauce. Repeat with the rest of the potatoes and sauce. Top with the cheddar cheese and parsley. Cover with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve.
For an even creamier cheese sauce, replace a portion of the milk with heavy cream.
Use a mandolin to speed up the potato-slicing process and also to ensure the slices are similar in size.
Yukon gold potatoes are a good substitute for red.