This easy scalloped potatoes recipe is a potato side dish favorite! Tender Yukon Gold potatoes in an easy creamy, cheesy sauce make the best side dish! If you’re in need of an easy side dish that is sure to impress then this is the recipe for you!
These thinly sliced potatoes covered in a creamy, cheddar cheese sauce bake up creamy on the inside with a cheesy crusty on top. This potato side dish is one of our favorites along with Cheesy Potatoes, Zucchini Casserole, and Brussels Sprouts!
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes – A Cheesy Side Dish Recipe
This scalloped potatoes recipe is even better than I remember my mom’s being. It’s creamy, cheesy, and irresistibly delicious. Scalloped potatoes are a great side dish to any meal!
This is the best Scalloped Potato recipe made with thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes layered with cheese and butter – you will want a second helping!
Ooey gooey cheese covers every nook and cranny of these amazing cheesy scalloped potatoes!
Homemade scalloped potatoes are a classic dish and are perfect with ANY holiday meal as a side dish! We especially love it for Easter, along with Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Hot Cross Buns and Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!
This easy recipe comes together quickly is a family favorite at all of our gatherings.
Scalloped Potato Recipe Ingredients
The ingredients in scalloped potatoes are so simple and you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen!
- Potatoes – Yukon Gold potatoes are my favorite for this dish
- Butter, flour, and milk – You will make a roux as the creamy base for these potatoes.
- Cheddar Cheese – Sharp cheddar cheese has the best flavor. You can grate your own or use packaged cheddar.
- Paprika – Adds a little color and flavor to the top of this dish.
- Salt + Pepper – Salt and pepper give potatoes life!
How to Make Scalloped Potatoes
1. Preheat the oven
2. Melt the butter
3. Add milk
4. Cook sauce
Add in salt and pepper and stir well.
5. Reduce heat
6. Add to casserole dish
7. Pour cheese sauce
8. Add potatoes
9. Add cheese and toppings
10. Bake in the oven
How To Make Scalloped Potatoes Ahead of Time
If you’re making these as a side dish to a big meal, make things easier on yourself and made them ahead of time
Covered and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely – uncovered.
Cover well and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
On the day of serving, remove from the fridge at least 30 minutes before baking. Bake uncovered for about 35 minutes or until heated through.
The ooey-gooey creamy cheese sauce will cover every nook and cranny of these amazing cheesy scalloped potatoes!
Cheesy Potato FAQS
What is the Difference Between Scalloped and Au Gratin Potatoes?
The difference between Potatoes Au Gratin and Scalloped Potatoes can contain only a cream sauce (no cheese) and Au Gratin can have a breadcrumb topping.
What are Scalloped Potatoes good served alongside?
This cheesy dish is perfect as a side to about any main dish. Our favorite is beside a Crock Pot Ham. It just goes perfectly!
Can you overcook scalloped potatoes?
You can. Make sure to follow the recipe steps. If you overcook the potatoes, they’re going to be mushy and not hold their shape.
Why did my scalloped potatoes turn gray?
Don’t worry, this is just a reaction of the potatoes once they’re cut and exposed to air. They’re still good to eat, they just might look a bit different.
Other Potato Recipes
- Cheesy Potato Casserole
- Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs + Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Potato Salad
- Potato Soup
- Potatoes Au Gratin
- Mashed Potatoes
- 4 cups thinly sliced Yukon Gold potatoes
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk I like evaporated milk, also
- 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese divided
- 1 tsp salt + pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small sauce pan, melt butter. Once melted add melted butter with a fork – whisking together.
- Next, whisk in milk.
- Cook sauce on low until smooth and boiling, whisking until thickened.
- Add in salt and pepper and stir well.
- Reduce heat to low and stir in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese.
- Place a half of the sliced potatoes in a lightly greased 1.5 quart casserole dish (8×8 or 9×9 will work)
- Pour half of the cheese sauce over potatoes.
- Add a second layer of potatoes and the rest of the cheese sauce to the top of that layer
- Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese on top.
- Sprinkle the top with paprika.
- Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered for 1 hour.