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      filed under: Food + Drink on December 13, 2018

      If you don’t want ooey gooey cheese covering every single nook and cranny of your scalloped potatoes then look away. These Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are perfection! If you happen to want an easy Crock-Pot Scalloped Potato, I’ve got ya covered.

      Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are Perfection!

      The Difference between Scalloped Potatoes and Au Gratin Potatoes

      Why is there so much confusion about scalloped potatoes versus Au Gratin Potatoes?  Well, they are very similar.  So, we are calling our dish cheesy scalloped potatoes, and let me explain why we can do that.  We are basically combining the best parts of both dishes.

      A traditional scalloped potato dish consists of thinly sliced potatoes layered in a casserole dish and baked with heavy cream and lots of herbs.   A traditional Au Gratin Potato dish, on the other hand, has grated cheese sprinkled between the layers, resulting in a cheesy, more decadent dish. Also, in both dishes, the potatoes are cut into rounds, but the potatoes used in scalloped potatoes are often cut a bit thicker than those in au gratin potatoes.


      layers of potatoes

      Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

      These amazing Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes combine the best of both dishes (scalloped potatoes and au gratin potatoes).  We take a cream based cheese sauce and smother it over thick cut potato rounds.  We like to use a mandolin so that our potato slices come out the same every time.  This is seriously the most amazing cheesy scalloped potato recipe that I have ever had.  You will want to add it to the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter menus as well as the normal dinner rotation menu ASAP!

      Pouring on the Cheese Sauce!

      How to make Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

      We like to start by creating a layered base of potato and onion.  This evenly distributes the flavors so that every bit is consistent and amazing.  After you have assembled your masterpiece, you will move over to the saucepan and get started with some melted butter. Then you will mix in flour and salt, creating a base for your cheese sauce. Next milk gets added to the mixture (this is the cream sauce that you normally see in a scalloped potato dish). Finally, you add in the cheese all at once and stir it all up until its melted. Pour the ooey gooey cheese sauce over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.  Let it bake for a solid hour and a half.  Throw on the broiler at the end if you want a crisp topping (we always do this but you don’t have to).

      Smothered Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

      Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

      So many people have asked if this could be combined with Ham.  Without a doubt.  This would be amazing with the addition of ham!  I would maybe cube it and put it in between the rows of potatoes.  Really, all you need to do is add it to the ingredients list, it will incorporate with the rest of the recipe just fine.  That would take this from a side dish to a knock out main course!  No matter which way you decide to prepare this cheesy scalloped potatoes dish, you will not be disappointed!  Neither will anyone at your dinner table.  Seriously?  What is there not to love!?

      We love to pair this with other holiday favorites like the worlds WORST stuffing, roasted carrots, creamy mashed potatoes and herb butter roasted turkey!

      The most amazing cheesy scalloped potatoes ever!

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      5 from 4 votes
      Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
      Prep Time
      15 mins
      Cook Time
      1 hr 30 mins
      Total Time
      1 hr 45 mins

      If you don't want ooey gooey cheese covering every single nook and cranny of your scalloped potatoes then look away. These Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are perfection!

      Course: Side Dish
      Cuisine: American
      Keyword: scalloped potatoes
      Servings: 8
      Calories: 346 kcal
      Author: Amanda
      • 4 russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
      • 1 onion, sliced into rings
      • salt and pepper to taste
      • 3 tablespoons butter
      • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
      • 1/2 teaspoon salt
      • 2 cups milk
      • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
      • salt and pepper to taste
      1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200 degrees C).

      2. Butter an 8x8 casserole dish.
      3. Arrange the potatoes and onions in the prepared baking dish, staggering potato and then onion.
      4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
      5. In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. 
      6. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted and smooth, about 30 to 60 seconds. 

      7. Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.

      8. Bake 1 1/2 hours (90min.) in the preheated oven.

      9. For a crisp topping, change the oven setting to broil for 5 minutes before removing the dish.

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    • Hi Amanda, With only one onion I don’t see how there would be enough slices to put them in between each potato slice. Do you separate the rings and just use one onion ring between the potato slices>

        Yes, it is just one individual piece of onion between each potato.

    • Love your recipes as they are making things very tasty and easy to cook so thank you

    • I like scalloped potatoes but ANYTHING that says OOEY, GOOEY. Turns me off immediately. I can’t handle anything gooey. No, no.

    • I made these Christmas I layered as directed I don’t think it was any better than the way I’ve always done it

    • Add slices of ham in the dish and use cheddar cheese soup mixed with half can of milk. Top with grated cheese. Delicious

    • Love your recipes ❤️

    • Hi Amanda, I love you and only have a few cooks that I like how they put food together and u or on the top of my list, Love Love Love you and your personality.


    • Just made this.. Currently waiting on it to cook but the sauce tasted amazing so I’m sure it’s going to be good! Super easy as well, for home made.

    • Looking good so far! I used an 8×13 pan, poked sliced onions around and sprinkled with cubed ham. The sauce looks amazing. I loved how the potatoes are standing up – I’ve always layered flat. Cannot wait to see how it turns out!

    • can you adapt this to a crockpot?

        We did and the potatoes didn’t cook as evenly. I am working on perfecting the recipe!

    • Omgosh this sounds amazing and I am very much planning to make it. Thank you thank you!!!

    • This was great but I live alone so I did have to cut the recipe in half. That said, I still have a good deal left over. I will have it again tomorrow but can I freeze this dish. It is so yummy that if I can, I will make the whole recipe and freeze the leftovers in single portions.

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