Cheddar Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Cheddar cheese scalloped potatoes

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Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 42 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
740 Calories
52g Fat
44g Carbs
26g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 740
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 66%
Saturated Fat 30g 150%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 829mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 26g
Calcium 737mg 57%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You can't go wrong if you choose these cheddar scalloped potatoes for a family meal, potluck dinner, or holiday feast. Briefly cooking the potatoes before baking means less time in the oven and ensures tender, delicious results.

A combination of milk and heavy cream makes for a rich sauce. Ham or bacon can be added to the potato mixture, or use a different cheese or blend of cheeses. For light garlic flavor, rub a cut clove of garlic over the baking dish before you butter it.

Use red-skinned potatoes or another low starch potato. Round whites, new potatoes, and Yukon Gold are good choices as well.


  • 2 pounds potatoes (peeled and sliced to 1/4-inch thick, red-skinned or another waxy type)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 8 ounces/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese (shredded, divided)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Cheddar cheese scalloped potatoes
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  2. Put the sliced potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and boil for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until just barely tender. Drain and set aside.

    Place potatoes in colander
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  3. Heat the oven to 375 F. Lightly butter a 2-quart casserole.

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  4. In a saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Stir in the salt, pepper, mustard, paprika, and flour. Stir until smooth and bubbly.

    Heat butter in saucepan
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  5. Stir in the cream and milk and cook, stirring, until thickened.

    Stir in milk and cream
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  6. Stir in about 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese and cook until melted.

    Stir in shredded cheese
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  7. Combine the sauce and potatoes in a bowl. 

    Combine sauce and potatoes
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  8. Then, spoon into the baking dish and top with remaining cheese.

    Spoon into a baking dish
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  9. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until bubbly and nicely browned.

    Bake in dish
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  10. Serve and enjoy!