Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

These cheesy scalloped potatoes make a delicious side dish for any roast. Very easy to make, rich and flavourful, they are a great alternative to the traditional roasted potatoes for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Overhead shot of a dish of cheesy scalloped potatoes

Whether you prepare a posh supper or just want to have something different for your dinner party, these scalloped poatoes are to die for.

Potatoes and cheese together can only mean sheer goodness, l love the creamy texture and subtle garlic kick.

What are scalloped potatoes?

Scalloped potatoes are a potato casserole where the potatoes are slices, arranged in layers with cheesy sauce, and baked until hot and bubbly.

There are lots of different ways of making scalloped potatoes, some people add just milk, or just double cream to the sauce. And of course, lots of cheese.

How do you make cheesy sauce for scalloped potatoes?

I chose to make the cheese sauce extra rich, and extra creamy, and that gave the scalloped potatoes a fantastic taste.

But do you know what was the one ingredient that made all the difference? GARLIC. It balanced the richness of the cream well, giving the dish a lovely kick.

In a pan, melt the butter, add the flour and mix to form a paste. Gradually pour the milk over, whisking constantly to avoid lumps.

Once the sauce starts to thicken, add the cream, dijon mustard, minced garlic, cheeses, and season well with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Collage of 4 photos to show how to make scalloped potatoes

How do you make the best scalloped potatoes?

Peel, wash and slice the potatoes, then grease an oven-proof dish with butter. Arrange a layer of potatoes, then spread over a quarter of the cheesy sauce, then another layer of potatoes, and so on until you use up all the potatoes.

Make sure the last layer is the cheesy sauce, so that the potatoes can form a nice crust while baking.

The potatoes will be baked for an hour covered with a foil, and for an extra 15 minutes without a foil, so that they can get a nice crust.

It is simply a delicious dish that you can prepare over and over again, without ever getting bored of, that’s for sure. A real treat!

Alternative potato side dishes:

I love cooking potatoes in endless ways, they are so versatile and surely a big hit with everyone. The scalloped potatoes are super yummy, but how about some:

Parmesan-Crusted Baked Potatoes

Spicy Potato Wedges

Rosemary Roast Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Overhead shot of a dish of easy cheese scalloped potatoes

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Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

These cheesy scalloped potatoes make a delicious side dish for any roast. Very easy to make, rich and flavourful, they are a great alternative to the traditional roasted potatoes for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: potato side dishes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 614 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 1 cup full-fat milk
  • 1 cup double cream / heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 ounce butter
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degress C. (390 Fahrenheit).
  2. Peel the potatoes and give them a good wash.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter over a medium heat, throw in the flour and mix quickly.
  4. Add the milk and whisk well to avoid any lumps forming.
  5. Stir until the sauce thickens slightly, then add the cheddar and parmesan cheese together with the double cream.

  6. Peel and mince the garlic cloves, then add them to the sauce too.
  7. Mix in the dijon mustard and season with nutmeg, saltand pepper.

  8. Slice the potatoes thinly , then arrange one layer in a non-stick baking dish that has been greased with butter, so that each slice is overlapping.

  9. Spread a quarter of the sauce over, then arrange another layer of potatoes.
  10. Repeat with some more sauce, then another layer of potatoes and sauce again.
  11. Cover the dish with foil, pop the dish in the oven and bake for an hour.
  12. Remove the foil and bring the temperature to 220 degrees C  ( 410 Fahrenheit) for the last 15 minutes, so the top can become golden.

  13. Serve hot!
Recipe Notes
  • To see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients listed can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need, just click on the number next to SERVINGS.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 614 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 387mg 16%
Potassium 1472mg 42%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 3g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 29.1%
Vitamin C 45.1%
Calcium 43.8%
Iron 59.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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  • Reply
    Stacey is Sassy
    November 26, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    This looks delicious 🙂

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      November 26, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you very much, I had most of it myself 🙂

  • Reply
    November 29, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I agree, it does look delicious, and I can imagine it would go very well with many different meats – and vegetables, of course. 🙂

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      November 30, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Thank you! ?

  • Reply
    akshay naik
    November 22, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Awesome i loved this receipie . Kindly share me more

  • Reply
    January 1, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    So no need to cook the potatoes first just bake in oven ?

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      January 1, 2019 at 7:56 pm

      Thank you for your message. No need to cook them first, they will be cooked in the oven.

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