Creamy Gluten-Free Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy gluten free scalloped potatoes

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  • Total: 80 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
310 Calories
11g Fat
44g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8-10 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 310
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 625mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 10g
Calcium 186mg 14%
*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.)

Creamy gluten-free scalloped potatoes make an elegant side dish perfect for special occasions and holiday menus. It's an easy layered and hearty dish that will feed a crowd but won't break the budget. 

Sweet rice flour has a higher starch content than regular rice flour, which makes it an excellent thickening agent. Don't let "sweet" fool you, though. This flour is not sugary sweet. Sweet rice flour works beautifully to help give this scalloped potato dish its creamy essence. It works well as a thickener for other sauces, too, such as gluten-free bechamel

This dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next gathering, a side dish everyone can enjoy, not just those who are gluten-free.


  • Yukon Gold potatoes (or Russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced)
  • Optional: 1 cup cooked gluten-free ham (cubed)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (finely minced)
  • 1/4 cup butter (or dairy-free butter substitute, cubed)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoons sweet rice flour
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups milk (or dairy-free milk substitute, more, if needed to cover potatoes)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for scalloped potatoes
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  2. Preheat oven to 350 F / 176 C. Set aside a lightly greased 9- x 13-inch baking dish.

    Grease pan
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  3. Layer 1/3 of the sliced potatoes around the bottom of the dish, slightly overlapping potatoes.

    Scalloped potato
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  4. Scatter about 1/3 cup cubed ham over the bottom potato layer (optional).

    Scatter cubed ham
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  5. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper, minced parsley, and dot with about 1/3 of cubed butter.

    Sprinkle with parsley
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  6. Repeat layers. Sprinkle top layer with cheese and paprika.

    Sprinkle with cheese
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  7. Whisk sweet rice flour with about 1/2 cup milk until smooth and lumps disappear. Add remaining milk and whisk.

    Whisk milk
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  8. Pour over potatoes and add more milk if necessary to just cover the top of the potatoes.

    Pour over potatoes
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  9. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork and the top is golden brown.

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  10. Allow it to sit about 20 minutes before serving.

    Gluten free scalloped potatoes
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  11. Serve as a side to your next dinner and enjoy!


  • Make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.

Recipe Variations

  • For a dairy-free version of this recipe, substitute milk and butter with your favorite dairy-free products.
  • You can either omit the cheese or use a dairy-free Cheddar substitute