Creamy Scalloped Potatoes with Cheese

Scalloped Potatoes with White Sauce and Cheese
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  • 63 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 48 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 5 Servings
Ratings (10)

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.

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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

Heat the oven to 400 F. Butter a shallow, 2-quart casserole.

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.

Melt butter in the same saucepan; blend in flour, pepper, and remaining teaspoon of salt. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes to cook the flour.

Gradually stir in the milk and cook until thickened, stirring constantly.

Stir in parsley.

Combine the potatoes with the white sauce; place in the prepared baking dish and bake, uncovered, for about 35 minutes.

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)
Calories 399
Total Fat 19 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Sodium 1,408 mg
Carbohydrates 45 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 14 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)