Our favorite creamy, cheesy, and garlicky scalloped potatoes recipe. One of the easiest, classic and delicious side dished out there! Thinly sliced potatoes are layered in an easy cream sauce, topped with cheese, and baked to perfection.
My family and I have been making this recipe for years. Soft the tender on the inside and creamy and cheesy on the outside. Scalloped potatoes pair perfectly with any main dish.
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What you will need for this recipe:
Potatoes– for this recipe, we like to use Yukon Gold potatoes or russet potatoes, but any potato kind will work great for this recipe!
Kosher salt– use kosher salt in this recipe.
Shredded cheese– we used white cheddar cheese for this recipe. Any type of your favorite melty cheese will work for this recipe, like cheddar cheese, mozzarella, gouda, fontina, gruyere, etc.
Fresh garlic– fresh garlic gives the best garlicky taste.
Spices for the cream sauce– for the cream sauce we added kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
Heavy cream– to make the cream sauce we used heavy cream.
How to make scalloped potatoes
1. Preheat an oven to 200c (400f).
2. Make the cream sauce: In a small mixing bowl mix together fresh garlic, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and heavy cream. Mix well.
3. Peel and slice the potatoes into thin slices.
4. Layer the potatoes (as seen in the video) in the baking pan.
5. Spread an even layer of cream sauce on top of the potatoes.
6. Spread an even layer of grated cheese on top.
7. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 50-75 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through.
8. Remove the aluminum foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes until the top is golden brown.
9. Top with fresh parsley and serve hot.
For more potato side dishes:
Smashed potatoes – These smashed potatoes are a must-try, made with only 5 ingredients that can be found in any kitchen! These are going to change your potato game entirely.
Creamy Mashed Potatoes – This creamy mashed potato recipe is incredibly delicious. Made with only 5 ingredients, you get a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas!
Parmesan Crusted Potatoes – These parmesan crusted potatoes are addictive, with a crispy exterior and a creamy interior they are hard to resist.
Frequently asked questions:
What are the best potatoes for this recipe?
for this recipe, we like to use Yukon Gold potatoes or russet potatoes, but any potato kind will work great for this recipe!
How long will the scalloped potatoes last?
The scalloped potatoes will last up to a week stored in the fridge in an airtight container or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Can I freeze the scalloped potatoes?
Yes, let the scalloped potatoes cool to room temperature, then place them in the freezer stored in an airtight freezer-friendly container for up to 2 months.
When ready to use, place the scalloped potatoes in the fridge overnight to defrost, or thaw it at room temperature for a few hours. Reheat in the oven.
How to serve scalloped potatoes?
Serve scalloped potatoes next to your favorite protein.
Serve mashed potatoes as a side dish in a holiday dinner like Thanksgiving or Christmas. Serve it as a side dish at a barbecue.
Can I make this recipe vegan?
Yes, replace the heavy cream with the vegan heavy cream of your choice.
Can I use red potatoes?
Yes, this recipe will work great with most kinds of potatoes.
Why we love this recipe?
We love this recipe so much because it’s so easy to make, it tastes amazing, and takes only a few simple ingredients.