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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.

There are lots of different ways of making potato gratin, some people add just milk, or just double cream. And then again, any variety of cheese can be added, it is all up to personal choice. Since l’ve declared myself number one fan of cheddar cheese, l obviously had to use some together with parmesan.

One spice that gives a lovely flavour is nutmeg. I don’t use it very often in cooking, but l found that it works perfectly well with the potato gratin. You can also add some spicy paprika to give it a chilli kick.

And if you want to take your cheese sauce to the next level, add a teaspoon or dijon mustard to it, the sharpness of the mustard goes very well with the creaminess of the sauce.

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!

Collage of 4 photos to show how to make scalloped potatoes

I love cooking potatoes in endless ways, they are so versatile and surely a big hit with everyone. From spicy potato wedges to fries, or roast potatoes, you can’t possibly find a better side dish.

I just cannot have enough of them. And you know what, I really don’t listen to people who say that potatoes are a major culprit for putting on weight.

Well, don’t drench them in oil, and stick to homemade potato dishes, and you will realise that potatoes can be delicious and healthy too.

I could happily survive only on potatoes if I had to, no complaint whatsoever from my side. And since we talked about Sunday Roast, this gratin goes down a treat with a nice Thanksgiving turkey too. Or a big Christmas feast! Or a nice Easter Roast. No matter the occasion, these scalloped potatoes au gratin are a delish!

Overhead shot of a dish of easy cheese scalloped potatoes

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3.5 from 12 votes
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

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