Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Scalloped potatoes is a classic dish made from sliced potatoes that are layered in a baking dish and baked in a creamy sauce. The dish typically includes milk or cream, butter, and cheese, and may also contain additional ingredients such as onions, garlic, or herbs. The potatoes are thinly sliced and then arranged in a single layer in the baking dish. The creamy sauce is then poured over the top of the potatoes, and the dish is baked in the oven until the potatoes are tender and the sauce is bubbly and golden brown. The name "scalloped" comes from the scallop shell, which was traditionally used as a baking dish for this type of dish. Scalloped potatoes are a comforting and satisfying side dish that can be enjoyed on their own or as a complement to a variety of main dishes.

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

A simple recipe for classic scalloped potatoes:


  • 4-5 medium sized potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a baking dish.
  2. Layer the sliced potatoes and onion in the baking dish, alternating between them until you run out of both.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  4. Add the flour and whisk until combined.
  5. Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly, until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Add the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika and whisk until combined.
  7. Pour the milk mixture over the potatoes and onion in the baking dish, making sure to cover everything evenly.
  8. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the top of the potatoes.
  9. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  10. 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.
  11. Let the scalloped potatoes cool for a few minutes before serving.

Enjoy your delicious and creamy scalloped potatoes!