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creamy cheesy scalloped potatoes

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Marilana Sather
Nevis, MN

These are the BEST scalloped potatoes ever. Very moist and cheesy. The addition of ham is optional. The perfect comfort food!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Not only are these scalloped potatoes easy to make, but they're also delicious. Parboiling the potatoes ahead of time speeds up the cooking process. The cheese sauce is so creamy and cheesy. The addition of ham pieces adds another depth of flavor to the side dish. These scalloped potatoes would be an easy holiday side dish. Or, it can be made after the holiday with leftover ham.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For creamy cheesy scalloped potatoes

  • 6 c
    potatoes, parboiled, sliced or diced
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion, diced
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground mustard
  • dash
    ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 c
    whole milk (can use part cream or half & half)
  • 1 1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 c
    cooked ham, diced (optional)

How To Make creamy cheesy scalloped potatoes

  • Prepping the casserole dish.
    Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray casserole dish with cooking oil spray or grease casserole dish with shortening.
  • Sauteeing onions in butter.
    Saute onion in butter.
  • Flour, salt, mustard, and pepper added the onions.
    Add 1/4 cup flour, salt, mustard, and pepper to onion and butter.
  • Whisking in milk to form a sauce.
    Gradually add milk/cream whisking to make a nice white sauce. Stir and cook until thick.
  • Adding in cheese, potatoes, and ham.
    Add shredded cheese, potatoes and ham (if so desired). Stir all ingredients together. Add a bit more milk if needed. The potatoes will absorb some of the milk so you may need a little more.
  • Baking the scalloped potatoes.
    Pour into greased casserole dish. Bake uncovered in oven for about 30 min. Then, spread more cheese on top and bake for 10-15 min longer before removing from oven.
  • A spoonful of Creamy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes.
    ENJOY! These are very cheesy and rich, yummy.