Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

A delightful and comforting dish, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes combines creamy cheddar cheese sauce, caramelized onions, and perfectly seasoned slices of potato.

Ideal for a cozy family dinner or as a side dish for gatherings, this recipe is both make-ahead and Crock Pot friendly, ensuring a stress-free cooking experience.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, separated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 ½ cups shredded orange cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2.5 lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes, about 6 medium potatoes
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. For caramelized onions, melt 2 tbsp butter with olive oil in a skillet. Add onions and thyme, cooking until brown.
  3. In a pot, cook 4 tbsp butter and garlic, then whisk in flour.
  4. Gradually add milk to the mixture. Once boiling, remove from heat.
  5. Stir in mustard powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  6. Add cheddar cheese (reserve 1 cup) and cream cheese to the mixture.
  7. Peel and slice potatoes. Layer half in a baking dish, top with cheese sauce, and repeat.
  8. Bake covered for 45 minutes, then uncovered for 40 minutes. Optional: Broil for a crispy top.

Notes

  • Caramelizing onions adds a sweet flavor but is optional.
  • Shred cheese from a block for better melting.
  • Mix in gruyere, mozzarella, or Parmesan for varied flavors.
  • The recipe makes a generous amount of sauce for absorption and leftovers.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 464kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 563mg
  • Potassium: 802mg
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Vitamin A: 878IU
  • Vitamin C: 29mg
  • Calcium: 489mg
  • Iron: 2mg

FAQs

Can I use different types of potatoes? Russet potatoes are a great alternative if Yukon Golds are unavailable.

How can I add a crunchy element? For a twist, sprinkle Crispy Fried Onions during the last 5 minutes of baking, but avoid broiling them to prevent burning.

If you’re in the mood to explore more unique and flavorful dishes, be sure to check out our mouth-watering Mexican Pizza recipe

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Indulge in the rich and creamy flavors of Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes. This dish combines tender slices of potato with a velvety cheese sauce and caramelized onions, creating a comforting and satisfying side dish perfect for any meal.

 

  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 tablespoons butter, separated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 ½ cups shredded orange cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2.5 lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes, about 6 medium potatoes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Caramelize onions with butter, olive oil, and thyme.
  3. In a pot, cook remaining butter and garlic, then mix in flour.
  4. Gradually add milk, bringing to a boil, then remove from heat.
  5. Add mustard powder, salt, pepper, cayenne, cheeses, and caramelized onions.
  6. Slice potatoes and layer in a baking dish with cheese sauce.
  7. Bake covered for 45 minutes, then uncovered for 40 minutes. Optional: broil for a crispy top.

Notes

  • Substitute Yukon Gold with Russet potatoes if needed.
  • Mix cheeses like gruyere, mozzarella, or Parmesan for different flavors.
  • Add crispy fried onions in the last 5 minutes of baking for a crunchy twist.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 464 kcal
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 563 mg
  • Fat: 28 g
  • Saturated Fat: 17 g
  • Trans Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 19 g
  • Cholesterol: 80 mg

Keywords: cheesy, scalloped potatoes, side dish, baked

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