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Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

This easy scalloped potatoes recipe is great to make a delicious side dish for the holidays, or anytime. It seriously makes the BEST scalloped potatoes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy scalloped potatoes, scalloped potatoes recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 409 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion - peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic - peeled and minced
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes - peeled and sliced into ⅛ thick rounds
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Fresh chopped parsley or chives for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Make the cream sauce. Heat a sauce pan to medium heat, add the butter and onion and toss and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add in the garlic and let it cook with the butter and onion for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute then slowly add the stock and whisk until fully combined. Pour in the milk, salt and pepper. Whisk slowly for 2-3 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken then remove it from the heat.
  4. Assemble. Layer ½ of the potatoes into the bottom of the pan in an even layer with some overlapping. Pour half of the cream sauce over the potatoes, spreading the sauce enough to mostly cover the potatoes. Sprinkle half of the cheddar cheese over the potatoes along with half of the dried thyme. Repeat with one more layer and top with the grated parmesan cheese and the rest of the dried thyme.
  5. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 25-30 more minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Remove, let cool and top with fresh chopped chives or parsley. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 757mg33%
Potassium 1066mg30%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 648IU13%
Vitamin C 46mg56%
Calcium 352mg35%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.