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EASY CHEESY SCALLOPED POTATOES RECIPE


  • Author: Zoha
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 min
  • Yield: 8-10 servings

Description

Thinly sliced potatoes baked with a cheesy white sauce and topped off with more cheese - this is the perfect side dish for any dinner!


Ingredients

  • 2 lb russet or yukon gold potatoes (about 4-6 potatoes)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (56g)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour (28g)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp salt (less if you're adding parmesan cheese)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk (more can be added if you want a more saucy outcome)
  • 1 cup mixed shredded cheese - I used equal parts of cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Cheese topping: 1 cup mixed shredded cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F (conventional) and brush butter in a casserole pan or baking dish of choice (I used a 7x11" oval pan)
  • Prepare the white sauce: Melt the butter in a nonstick saucepan over medium low heat. Add the flour and stir for 1 minute. Then add the minced garlic and spices and stir for another minute. Add the milk and stir to combine, and then mix in the cheeses until they melt. Do not cook too long or thicken the sauce as it will thicken during baking. If the sauce is too thick, adjust the consistency by adding more milk. Taste and adjust the seasoning
  • Alongside, thinly slice the onion and caramelize it in the olive oil until it is soft and golden
  • Wash and thinly slice the potatoes into 3mm or 1/8" thick slices, preferably using a mandolin 
  • To assemble, add 1 cup of the sauce to the bottom of the dish and spread it out. Then either layer the potatoes horizontally with sauce between each layer, or stack them vertically and pour the sauce on top. Add the caramelized onions and cover them with the remaining sauce
  • Bake until the potatoes are tender. This can take between 45-60 minutes depending on the type of potatoes you're using and how wide your baking pan is. Check with a fork for doneness
  • Once the potatoes are tender, sprinkle over more cheese and place back in the oven on the broil setting for 3-5 minutes until the cheese has melted
  • Garnish with chopped parsley
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you want saucy potatoes instead of cheesy potatoes, you can reduce the amount of cheese and increase the amount of milk in the cheesy white sauce
  • These potatoes can be covered with cling wrap and stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave before eating
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 60 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes