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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Resting Time:
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

This cheesy scalloped potatoes recipe will make your whole meal! Easy to make, and bakes up so creamy and decadent!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: au gratin potatoes, au gratin potatoes recipe, cheesy scalloped potatoes, scalloped potatoes, scalloped potatoes recipe
Servings: 15 people
Calories: 281 kcal
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 5 russet potatoes, large
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (half a stick)
  • 1 onion large (diced)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (divided)
  • fresh chives (optional garnish)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly mist a 9x13-inch baking dish* with non-stick spray.

  2. Slice the potatoes into 2mm rounds using a mandoline slicer or sharp knife, and arrange them in the baking dish in an even layer .

  3. Combine the cream and milk and pour about 2 cups of the liquid over the potatoes, submerging them completely.

  4. Melt the butter in a medium pot and saute the diced onion until translucent.

  5. Add the remaining 1 cup of cream/milk mixture, cream cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and simmer gently, stirring, until the cream cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth,

  6. Stir in about one cup of the shredded cheese until smooth and melted.

  7. Pour the mixture over the potatoes and top with the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese.

  8. Cover the pan with foil and bake the scalloped potatoes for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and bake until the sauce is bubbling, the cheese is browning, and the potatoes are tender (approx. 30 minutes).

  9. Let stand for 10 minutes before garnishing with fresh chives and serving.

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Recipe Notes

*This recipe can be halved and baked in an 8x8 square baking dish.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 321mg14%
Potassium 394mg11%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 789IU16%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 146mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.