This recipe for scalloped potatoes is so simple and delicious you may find yourself making them every week. Also a few variations suggestions too.
I was thrilled when my sister offered to bring scalloped potatoes to my house last Easter. We had already decided to serve ham and scalloped potatoes pair great with ham. Plus the ladies, the guys too, in my family are all great cooks. Especially this sister, who it the oldest of our clan, and maybe the biggest foodie I know.
Imagine my surprise when she tells me just how simple this dish is to make. I've made scalloped potatoes before and they taste wonderful, but they are a little time consuming, and somewhat difficult to make.
Well, not this recipe. It couldn't be easier. In fact, if it wasn't for the richness, I'd be making these every week.
All you do is layer slices of potatoes and cheese, and repeat until you fill your dish. Then you pour cream on top. Cover with foil and bake.
Simple Scalloped Potatoes
For this one I used white cheddar. I believe she used a fancy Gruyere. I think any semi-hard cheese would work. Probably half and half would work too. I'd even like to experiment with 2% milk to cut down on the calories. There's no way they would taste as good, but they may be okay for an ordinary weekday dinner. I'd also think adding some sprigs of thyme or rosemary in the layers would add a nice flavor to the dish.
But really, how simple is this dish. You have to try it. You will totally impress your family and friends.
Super Simple Scalloped Potatoes
- 2.5 pounds of golden potatoes you could use any potato
- 1.5 cups cream
- 2 cups shredded cheese I used white cheddar
- black pepper
- Spray or grease a large casserole dish.
- Wash the potatoes and peel the skin if you like. I did not as the golden potatoes have a very thin skin so they didn't need it.
- Slice the potatoes about 1/8 - 1/4 inch thick.
- Place a layer of potatoes on the bottom of the casserole dish.
- Sprinkle some of the cheese.
- Sprinkle a little black pepper on top.
- Repeat layering potatoes and cheese until you fill the dish.
- Pour cream over all the potatoes.
- Cover with foil and place in the middle of a preheat 375 degree oven for about 1 hour.
- Check with a fork to see if the potatoes are tender.
- Then remove foil and place until the broiler to brown. This will only take 1-2 minutes.
- Let cool slightly and serve.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts have been made to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
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It looks so delicious! Many thanks for sharing 🙂
Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline
These look so creamy, delicious and flavorful!
Thanks Mary Beth. What a great blog hop this was. So many great recipes to be inspired by.
Karen @ Dogs Don't Eat Pizza
Looks awesome! Pinned to make later!
Thanks Karen. I hope you love it!
So easy! Love this recipe
Thanks Jennifer. I loved all the recipes. Such talent!
Kim @This Ole Mom
Your potatoes look wonderful. And, I love that they seem easy to make. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Kim. It was a super fun blog hop!
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These sound so wonderful! I haven't had scalloped potatoes in so long. I can't wait to try these!
Jeannie @ For what it's worth
It's been a long time since I've made them. I have fond memories of Sunday dinners with my family that included them. Your recipe is pretty close to how my mom made them.
Hi Jeannie, sounds like your mom's was a smart cookie. I wish I had known about these a long time ago.
I LOVE scalloped potatoes and these look AMAZING!! Gonna give them a try!
I hope you love them as much as I do.
So easy. Potatoes and cheese are always winners..
Thank Renz! They sure are in our family.
These look so good! i know what I'm making for Easter!
Terri Oliver Steffes
Patti, thank you for stopping by! I love scalloped potatoes. These look just like my gramma's potatoes. That's a compliment, by the way!
That is a compliment Terri. Thanks!!
One of my favorite ways to eat potatoes. I love this simplified way to make them, will be giving it a try!
Thanks Sheila. You may be amazed at just how easy it is. If it wasn't for the richness, I'd make them all the time. For now, they fall into the special occasion category.
Susie from The Chelsea Project
TYou had me at "I use white cheddar." LOL... These look delish. Can't wait to try.
Thanks Susie, we love white cheddar but the great thing about this recipe is you can use a number of great cheeses and it will still taste great.
I am looking forward to making the recipe, Patti. Thank you for sharing and easy recipe 😉
Have a great week.
Thanks Meegan! So many great recipes. I can't decide which to try first.
That looks amazing.. and using so few ingredients makes it so easy!
Yes, that's the beauty of it. Simple, good ingredients. Thanks for stopping by!