Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Discover the ultimate comfort food: Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes. This dish is a heartwarming blend of tender potatoes layered with a rich, creamy cheese sauce, creating a side dish that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a cozy meal to share with family or a delicious addition to your holiday table, this recipe promises to deliver unmatched flavor and satisfaction.

Ingredients

  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into ¼-inch slices (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced into rings
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray an 8×8-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Layer the potatoes and onions in the prepared baking dish, alternating between the two.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and salt, stirring constantly with a whisk for one minute.
  4. Gradually stir in milk and cook until the mixture has thickened.
  5. Add cheese all at once, continuing to stir until melted and smooth, about 30-60 seconds.
  6. Pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake for 85-90 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  8. For a crisp topping, broil until golden brown after baking.

Notes

  • For a crispier topping, remove the aluminum foil during the last few minutes of baking and switch to broil.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to your taste preferences.
  • This dish can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to bake.

Nutrition

  • Servings: 8
  • Calories: 346 per serving
  • Course: Side Dish

FAQs

  • Can I use other types of cheese? Yes, feel free to experiment with different cheeses to find your favorite blend.
  • How can I make this recipe gluten-free? Substitute all-purpose flour with your favorite gluten-free flour to thicken the sauce.
  • Can I prepare this dish ahead of time? Yes, assemble the dish, cover, and refrigerate. Bake when ready to serve, adding extra time if necessary.

This Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes recipe is more than just a dish; it’s a celebration of flavors and textures that come together to create a memorable dining experience. With its golden, crispy top layer and creamy, cheesy interior, it’s sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire.

For a sweet treat after your meal, explore our delicious Muddy Buddies recipe.

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes


  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Halal

Description

Dive into the comfort of Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, a creamy, cheesy delight perfect for any gathering or cozy night in.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into ¼-inch slices (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced into rings
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

      1. Preheat oven to 400°F and lightly spray an 8×8-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
      2. Layer the potatoes and onions in the dish.
      3. In a saucepan, melt butter, then add flour and salt, whisking for one minute.
      4. Gradually add milk, cooking until thickened. Stir in cheese until smooth.
      5. Pour sauce over potatoes, cover with foil, and bake for 85-90 minutes until tender. Broil for a golden crust.

     

Notes

Adjust seasoning to taste. For a crispier top, broil in the final minutes. Can be made ahead and refrigerated.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 346
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 268mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg

Keywords: Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, Comfort Food, Baked Potato Dish, Cheese Recipe

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