5 from 2 votes
Rich & Creamy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins

How to make super rich, creamy and cheesy scalloped potatoes that the whole family will love.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 451 kcal
  • 6 cups thinly sliced potatoes I like to leave the skin on after washing well
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 medium onion grated
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • paprika smoked is amazing!
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 °F. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish with butter and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized sauce pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add in the grated onions and cook until tender and soft.
  3. Add in the flour and stir until mixed throughout the butter. Stir for another minute, then whisk in the milk slowly, stirring with the whisk to ensure that there are no lumps.
  4. Season with the salt to your own taste (start at 1/2 tsp).
  5. Cook the sauce on low until smooth and thick, stirring occasionally with the whisk to ensure that the mixture doesn't burn on the bottom of the pot.
  6. Reduce the heat and stir in the cheese, whisking until it is smooth.
  7. Place half of the sliced potatoes in the casserole dish.

  8. Pour half of the cheese sauce over the first layer of sliced potatoes. Repeat with the second layer of potatoes and cheese sauce.
  9. Bake covered in the oven for 30 minutes.
  10. Take off the lid and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and paprika if wanted.
  11. Bake uncovered for another 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and cooked.
Recipe Notes

If you notice the cheese on top getting too brown simply cover the potatoes again and keep cooking until tender.

Nutrition Facts
Rich & Creamy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 451 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 803mg33%
Potassium 1034mg30%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 840IU17%
Vitamin C 24.6mg30%
Calcium 499mg50%
Iron 7.4mg41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.