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Scalloped Potatoes Recipe with Cheese

This scalloped potatoes recipe with cheese is the perfect side for any meal. Make it for your next holiday table or family dinner!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 10 baby red potatoes thinly sliced, 1/4 inch or less
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • Extra parsley for topping


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 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.


  • 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.


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 1423mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 979IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 3mg
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