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Scrumptious Baked Scalloped Potatoes Recipe: Cheese Lover's Delight

My husband and I are what could be called "foodies." We enjoy sampling and discovering new and different foods from all areas of the world.

A forkful of scrumptious, cheesy scalloped potatoes!

A forkful of scrumptious, cheesy scalloped potatoes!

I love eating my husband's scalloped potatoes! He always does a great job of making this dish. It can be a stand-alone supper with ham, and perhaps the addition of some other vegetables like colorful bell peppers, added in to the ingredients.

Recently, we wanted to pair a special bottle of wine with a meal and decided that a good steak would be an excellent match to the wine's flavor. To accompany the steak, my husband made a version of scalloped potatoes shown below. With steak and potatoes, we enjoyed a Caesar salad. My oh my, what a delicious meal!

We had a Colby jack blend of shredded cheese on hand, so we used that cheese in this recipe. Generally, we use sharper cheddar cheese. The beauty of this recipe is that it can accommodate just about any cheese you might prefer. A Gruyère cheese would be delicious, as would a fontina or many others that are good melting cheeses. Use the flavors you like best—or like us, use what you may already have on hand. This dish is very versatile.

You can even omit the cheese if it is not on your diet and still enjoy scalloped potatoes. Many scalloped potato recipes do not use cheese as an ingredient. We happen to love cheese in our home and find many ways to utilize it.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

1 hour

1 hour 20 min

6 to 8 hearty portions

Ingredients

For the béchamel sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine ground black pepper

For the rest of the dish:

  • 2 medium russet potatoes, thinly sliced, with or without the peel
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar, or cheese of your choice
  • 1/4 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray such as Pam

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, and whisk in the flour until blended.
  2. Add the milk, salt, and pepper, to the flour mixture and stir until well incorporated and slightly thickened, about 10 minutes if the milk is cold. Tip: Adding already heated milk quickens this process.
  3. Spray an 11"x8" oval gratin dish with cooking spray and put in the first of 2 layers of thinly sliced potatoes, slightly overlapping one another. You can choose to have your potatoes peeled or not. We generally leave the skins on for their added nutrients.
  4. Layer the thinly sliced onions over the potatoes.
  5. Spoon or pour half of the béchamel sauce over the potatoes and onions.
  6. Evenly distribute 1/2 cup of your choice of grated cheese over the onion and sauced potato mixture.
  7. Next, put your second layer of potatoes.
  8. Top this with the remainder of the béchamel sauce.
  9. Layer the cup of grated cheese over the top, and finish it with the breadcrumbs evenly spread over the cheese.
  10. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour, or until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden and crusty in appearance.

Below is an easy baked recipe for scalloped potatoes without the cheese.

Scalloped Potatoes Without Cheese

© 2020 Peggy Woods

Comments

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 02, 2020:

Hi Chrish Canosa,

If your mother likes eating cheese as much as you do, you will both enjoy eating these cheesy scalloped potatoes.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on October 01, 2020:

I love cheese!!! Got to ask mama for this. Thanks Ms Woods for the cheeeeesy article.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 01, 2020:

Hi Liza,

I hope your Thanksgiving guests enjoy this scalloped potatoes recipe as much as we do.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 01, 2020:

Hi Adrienne,

Béchamel sauce sounds fancy, but it is elementary to make. I am pleased that you enjoyed reading this recipe. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 01, 2020:

Hi Rajan,

It is easy to make this recipe with the cheese. I am glad you enjoyed the video.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 01, 2020:

Hi Linda,

Combining cheese with potatoes is a winning combination. I agree!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 01, 2020:

Hi Heidi,

This recipe would be delicious as a Thanksgiving offering. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 01, 2020:

Hi Mary,

You could easily use up some cheeses that you have on hand in this recipe. Enjoy!

Liza from USA on October 01, 2020:

I am a moderate cheese lover but, my husband loves cheese so much! The dish looks very appetizing. I think the dish would be perfect for a family gathering at Thanksgiving as I'm looking to try a new recipe. Thanks for sharing a delicious recipe, Peggy.

Adrienne Farricelli on October 01, 2020:

This dish looks wonderful and I am sure it tastes wonderful too. Potatoes are always a favorite in my home and béchamel sauce adds a very fancy touch whether it's potatoes or lasagna. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 30, 2020:

These baked scalloped potatoes look very inviting. I am glad this dish can be prepared without cheese as I avoid it anywhere it is possible. The scalloped potatoes without cheese video is very useful. I need to try this simple dish.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 30, 2020:

I love the combination of cheese and potatoes. Your recipe sounds delicious, Peggy!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on September 30, 2020:

This is such as Thanksgiving-ish side! You had me as cheese. :)

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 30, 2020:

This recipe looks tasty. I love scalloped potatoes, and I have pieces of cheese leftover from our cheese boards. I might try using the ones that go with potatoes.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2020:

Hi James,

Even leftovers of scalloped potatoes are so tasty. Enjoy!

James A Watkins from Chicago on September 30, 2020:

I love the sound of it. One of my favorite dishes. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will try it soon.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2020:

Hi Rachel,

I am glad that you like the sound of this recipe and that you will try it soon. I just now got to reading the comments and noticed that you commented twice. So I eliminated the last one that pretty much said the same thing. Enjoy it with my blessings.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2020:

Hi Larry,

I am pleased that you like the sound of this recipe and the pairing of it with what we chose to have for our dinner one evening. Enjoy!

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on September 30, 2020:

Hi Peggy. I commented before and I think I forgot to hit the post button. In case I did, I wanted to tell you how delicious your husband's recipe looks. I love scalloped potatoes and especially with cheese. It's perfect for the fall season too. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Stay safe in this fall season.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2020:

Hi Devika,

Looking at the poll, it appears that cheese lovers are winning as of now. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2020:

Hi Pamela,

I purposely inserted that video at the end for people who do not want cheese in their scalloped potatoes. I'm glad you like the sound of this recipe. Enjoy!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2020:

Hi Bill,

We also make it that way with the added ham. I also like red, yellow, or orange bell peppers added to the mixture.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2020:

Hi Lorna,

Pairing this scalloped potatoes recipe with salmon and a salad sounds like a great combination. Your husband must like to cook as much as mine does. We are lucky!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2020:

Hi Bill,

This recipe is really easy to make. I am glad you like it.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2020:

Hi Ann,

That is interesting that you live close to the town of Cheddar. We consume a lot of cheddar cheese, and it is so flavorful and delicious. Enjoy the recipe with my blessings.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2020:

Hi Rosina,

That is the nice thing about this recipe. You can easily make scalloped potatoes without cheese if you prefer eating it that way.

Larry on September 30, 2020:

This recipe sounds and looks so delicious. Will try it soon with a good steak and bottle of wine. Thanks.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 30, 2020:

Peggy this sounds a delicious addition to a meal. I like it and will try it. Cheese on potatoes one of my favorites.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 30, 2020:

My mother use to make scalloped potatoes and I have continue the tradition. My recipe is similar to yours but I don't always use cheese. I really like cheese, so I think I will follow your recipe for the next meal. Thanks Peggy for reminding me about how good these is as I haven't made it lately

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 30, 2020:

I do love scalloped potatoes, and this sounds heavenly. Thanks for the recipe. My mom made this when I was growing up, but added little chunks of ham in hers. :)

Lorna Lamon on September 30, 2020:

I love scalloped potatoes almost as much as I love cheese. A great dish that just about goes with everything. I love it with salmon and a salad. Now all I have to do Peggy is to get my husband to make it !!!. Great article.

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on September 30, 2020:

Looks great Peggy. Definitely with cheese. You do an excellent job with recipes and your photos and instructions make this look easy.

Ann Carr from SW England on September 30, 2020:

I love cheese and we get through a lot of it, especially Cheddar (the village of Cheddar is just up the road!), as strong as possible.

This looks delicious. We often have a jacket potato with onions and cheese but I think your dish would have more flavour in the cooking. I would definitely leave on the potato peel.

I love simple recipes like this and I will give this a go for a change.

Thanks, Peggy!

Ann

Rosina S Khan on September 30, 2020:

I am sure my family and I would like scalloped potatoes without the cheese. I haven't had much of cheese in my adult years. The recipe sure looks scrumptious. Can't wait to try it!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 29, 2020:

Greetings Kalpana Iyer,

I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. Thanks for your comment.

Kalpana Iyer from India on September 29, 2020:

This looks so good! I have never tried baked scalloped potatoes before. Should try it out at home soon.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 29, 2020:

Hi FlourishAnyway,

If you like cheese, you will definitely like this scalloped potato version of this recipe. Enjoy!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 29, 2020:

Hi Chitrangada,

That is the beauty of this recipe. It can be altered to suit almost anyone's taste by adding or eliminating some ingredients.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 29, 2020:

Hi Diana Carol,

We have enjoyed scalloped potatoes sans cheese, but we prefer it with cheese. I guess it all depends upon people's preferences.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 29, 2020:

Hi John,

I am pleased that you like the sound of this recipe. Leftovers are great also. Enjoy!

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 29, 2020:

Definitely with cheese! These look so good! I will be making these later this week. 5 stars indeed!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 29, 2020:

Wonderful recipe, well presented.

You have explained it so well with the pictures and instructions. Cheese and potatoes combination is always liked by my family. I would like to add some greens, like broccoli, beans etc. as well.

Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.

Diana Carol Abrahamson from Somerset West on September 29, 2020:

Thanks for your delicious recipe. Love the combination of cheese and potatoes, too.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 29, 2020:

Mmm Peg, this looks so delicious I want to eat it right now. I will certainly need to use this recipe and make the dish. Thanks for sharing.