These Simple Scalloped Potatoes are creamy, rich and perfectly cheesy. A classic and delicious recipe perfect for any dinner occasion or holiday.
Scalloped potatoes may seem like a hard dish to make, but I promise they’re SO simple! These potatoes are easy enough to assemble to enjoy any day of the week, even family dinner on weeknights. In fact, you only need about 15 minutes of prep time to put this dish together.
Scalloped Potatoes Recipe Tips:
- Potatoes: Use a starchy potato for scalloped potatoes. I like to use Yukon Gold potatoes or Russet potatoes.
- Cheese: You can use any kind of white cheese that you like for this recipe. I like to use Monterey Jack cheese, but mozzarella and white cheddar cheese are delicious too.
- Milk: I like to use whole milk (3%), but you can also use a mixture of milk and heavy cream. Just don’t use skim milk or low fat milk, or your scalloped potatoes won’t have a rich cream sauce.
- Slice Thickness: Make sure to slice the potatoes thin, about 1/8 inch thick. I just use a sharp knife to do this, but you can also use a mandoline slicer.
- Prepare the dish: Make sure to grease a casserole dish with butter before adding the scalloped potato ingredients.
- Make Ahead Tip: You can assemble these potatoes ahead of time. Sometimes I like to assemble them in the morning, then slip them into the oven closer to dinner time. This is especially helpful when I’m putting together a holiday dinner and I’m pressed for time.
- Baking Temperature: I set the baking temperature to 325 degrees so that if you’re baking a ham, they can both bake in the oven at the same time.
- How long to bake: Sometimes scalloped potatoes take longer to bake than you might think. I like to give them a 2 hour window in case they’re not done by dinner time. They can sit/rest while the rest of dinner comes together…and I have found that it’s pretty hard to over bake scalloped potatoes.
- Try these! If you’re looking for another delicious scalloped potatoes recipe, try these Dill Scalloped Potatoes (they’re my absolute FAVE!).
- What to do with leftovers? Store them in an airtight container in the freezer. When you want to serve them again, bring them up to room temperature and pop them in the oven for about 20 minutes to warm up. Sometimes I like to add a little extra cheese and some warm cream before I heat them up, just to add more flavour and moisture.
- No garlic? We prefer scalloped potatoes with no garlic, but if you want this added flavour, feel free to season with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of garlic powder.
What to serve with scalloped potatoes:
Is there any more delicious dinner combination than baked ham and scalloped potatoes? I think not! Try these potatoes the next time you make a ham, you won’t be disappointed!
More Easter Menu Ideas!
If you’re adding these potatoes to the menu for your Easter dinner, then you might also love this recipe for baked ham, and this recipe for our favourite Pea Salad! Also don’t miss these delicious Devilled Eggs or my recipe for Easter Panettone. And don’t forget dessert…Carrot Cake Cupcakes are perfect for Easter, and these Peanut Butter Confetti Squares are amazing!
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Have a delicious day!