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Scalloped potatoes are a classic side dish, and they taste even better when they are homemade. Skip the potatoes that come in a box and make your own!
They are easy to make and your family will love them. Potatoes are a hearty fall side dish, but you can enjoy them at any time of the year. They pair nicely with a Thanksgiving meal, ham, or even a Christmas dinner.
Potatoes are so versatile, and there is a recipe with just about every kind of flavor you can dream up in my recipe index. You can prepare potatoes in an air fryer, an Instant Pot, or in a saucepan like this scalloped potato recipe.
Easy Side Dishes
If you need other ideas for cheesy recipes, you might love my Rotel Cheese Dip as an appetizer. If you like things a little spicy, add Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese to your menu too. Another favorite side dish is this easy Thanksgiving Fruit Salad.
The great thing about preparing dishes using different kitchen appliances is that everything can cook at one time. While these potatoes are baking in the oven, you can utilize your slow cooker for mac and cheese. Enjoy the cheese dip while the main course is preparing.
What should I serve with scalloped potatoes?
While this side dish is a stand-out dish on its own, potatoes do pair nicely with chicken, turkey, or even instant pot spare ribs. Air Fryer Chicken Thighs are an easy meal idea that you can try with this recipe or break out the pressure cooker for one of these Popular Instant Pot Chicken Recipes.
How to Make Easy Scalloped Potatoes
What are scalloped potatoes?
Scalloped potatoes are thinly sliced potatoes that are baked in a creamy sauce. Some people do not know the difference between scalloped potatoes and au gratin potatoes, but there are some noticeable differences between the two. While scalloped potatoes are baked in a cream sauce, potatoes au gratin have grated cheese in between each layer. Yum! Breadcrumbs are also sprinkled on top of potatoes au gratin, and the potatoes slices can be thicker as well. However you decide to make your potatoes is your decision, but this recipe uses the traditional scalloped potatoes recipe with cheddar cheese.
To get started with this scalloped potatoes recipe, you will need russet potatoes, butter, all-purpose flour, milk, cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and salt and pepper.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Arrange thinly sliced potatoes in a casserole dish.
Mix in flour and salt and stir constantly for one minute.
Slowly add in milk and cream while stirring.
Cook until the mixture has thickened.
Stir in cheese and continue stirring until melted.
Pour this newly created cheese sauce over the potatoes. Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil.
Bake for one hour. Remove from the oven and take off the foil. Place back into the oven for another fifteen to thirty minutes.
When done, let cool. Serve and enjoy!
Easy Scalloped Potatoes
- 4 russet potatoes thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup cream
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Arrange the thinly sliced potatoes in a casserole dish.
- In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour, salt, and pepper, and stir constantly for one minute.
- Slowly stir in milk and cream. Cook until the mixture has thickened.
- Stir in cheese and continue stirring until melted.
- Pour cheese sauce over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- Remove foil and bake for another 15-30 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
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