Super Simple Scalloped Potatoes

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, and heck 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.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, my patron saint’s name, I’m joining several other bloggers who are all sharing some of their favorite potato recipes. Check out the links below for more information.

Super Simple Scalloped Potatoes


Scalloped Potato Recipe ~

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.

first layer of potatoes with cheese ~ scalloped potatoes ~

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.

finished casserole ~ 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 springs 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

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 -12


  • 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


  1. Spray or grease a large casserole dish.
  2. 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.
  3. Slice the potatoes about 1/8 - 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Place a layer of potatoes on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  5. Sprinkle some of the cheese.
  6. Sprinkle a little black pepper on top.
  7. Repeat layering potatoes and cheese until you fill the dish.
  8. Pour cream over all the potatoes.
  9. Cover with foil and place in the middle of a preheat 375 degree oven for about 1 hour.
  10. Check with a fork to see if the potatoes are tender.
  11. Then remove foil and place until the broiler to brown. This will only take 1-2 minutes.
  12. Let cool slightly and serve.

For the love of potatoes! How great do these recipes look!!

Potatoe Challenge Blog Hop

This recipe for scalloped potatoes is so simple and delicious you may find yourself making them every week. Also a few variations suggestions too.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. That looks amazing.. and using so few ingredients makes it so easy!

  2. I am looking forward to making the recipe, Patti. Thank you for sharing and easy recipe 😉
    Have a great week.

  3. TYou had me at “I use white cheddar.” LOL… These look delish. Can’t wait to try.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. These look so good! i know what I’m making for Easter!

  7. So easy. Potatoes and cheese are always winners..

  8. I LOVE scalloped potatoes and these look AMAZING!! Gonna give them a try!

  9. 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.

  10. These sound so wonderful! I haven’t had scalloped potatoes in so long. I can’t wait to try these!

  11. Your potatoes look wonderful. And, I love that they seem easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  12. So easy! Love this recipe

  13. Looks awesome! Pinned to make later!

  14. These look so creamy, delicious and flavorful!

  15. It looks so delicious! Many thanks for sharing 🙂

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