Creamy Scalloped Potatoes with Cheese

Scalloped Potatoes with White Sauce and Cheese
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  • Total: 63 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 48 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 5 Servings
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These well-seasoned scalloped potatoes are combined with a basic white sauce to make a creamy and delicious casserole. 

The potatoes are topped with shredded cheese and a little paprika just before serving. Use cheddar or Gruyere cheese in this recipe.


What You'll Need

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups onion (thinly sliced)
  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups potatoes* (thinly sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons salt (divided)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (chopped)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese or Gruyere
  • Garnish: paprika (for color)

How to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. 
  2. Heat the oven to 400 F. Butter a shallow, 2-quart casserole.
  3. Bring 2 to 3 inches of water to boil in a medium saucepan; add onions, sliced potatoes, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover and boil for 5 minutes; drain.
  4. Melt butter in the same saucepan; blend in flour, pepper, and remaining teaspoon of salt. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes to cook the flour.
  5. Gradually stir in the milk and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in parsley.
  1. Combine the potatoes with the white sauce; place in the prepared baking dish and bake, uncovered, for about 35 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar or Gruyere cheese and paprika over potatoes and bake 3 to 6 minutes longer, until cheese is melted.

*Tip: Waxy potatoes hold their shape better and are the best choice for scalloped potatoes, gratins, and potato salads. Use new potatoes, red-skinned potatoes, round whites, or purple potatoes in this recipe.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
399 Calories
19g Fat
45g Carbs
14g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)