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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Scalloped potatoes are a classic and comforting side dish that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re serving them for a family dinner or a holiday feast, these creamy and delicious potatoes are sure to be a hit. Best of all, they’re incredibly easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. In this blog post, we’ll share a simple recipe for scalloped potatoes that is sure to become a favorite in your household.

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  4. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture turns a light golden brown.
  5. Gradually whisk in the milk, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming.
  6. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, and continue to stir until the mixture thickens and begins to simmer.
  7. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until it is fully melted and combined.
  8. Arrange the sliced potatoes in the prepared baking dish, layering them evenly.
  9. Pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes, making sure to cover each layer evenly.
  10. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  11. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  12. Remove the baking dish from the oven and let the scalloped potatoes cool for a few minutes before serving.

Tips:

  • To make slicing the potatoes easier, you can use a mandoline or a food processor with a slicing attachment.
  • For a richer flavor, you can substitute half-and-half or heavy cream for the whole milk.
  • If you like your scalloped potatoes with a crispy top, you can sprinkle some breadcrumbs or additional cheese on top before baking.
  • Leftover scalloped potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, simply cover with foil and bake in a 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes.

In conclusion, this simple recipe for scalloped potatoes is a delicious and comforting side dish that is perfect for any occasion. With just a few simple ingredients and some time in the oven, you can have a creamy and flavorful dish that is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Give it a try and enjoy!

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