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Homemade Scalloped Potatoes

Craving comfort food? Try our Scalloped Potatoes Recipe! Creamy layers of potatoes topped with melted cheese - pure bliss!

Discovering the Comfort of Scalloped Potatoes

In the world of comfort foods, few dishes hold a candle to the humble yet hearty scalloped potatoes. Just the mere mention of this dish can evoke memories of cozy family dinners and holiday gatherings.
But what exactly makes scalloped potatoes so special? Let’s delve into the delicious world of this classic comfort food.


Homemade Scalloped Potatoes

Cooking method: Baking
Cuisine: Other
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
20 min 60 min 10 min 90 min
Servings: 6 person
Calories: 376kcal
Best season: all

Originating in Europe,

scalloped potatoes have a rich history that dates back centuries. The dish was born out of necessity, with simple ingredients like potatoes, milk, and cheese being readily available to many households.
Its name, “scalloped,” refers to the way the potatoes are thinly sliced and layered in a baking dish, creating a scallop-like appearance.

Over time, scalloped potatoes have evolved to include various regional variations and personal touches. Some recipes call for additional ingredients like garlic, onions, or herbs, adding layers of flavor to the creamy potato base.
Whether served as a side dish or a main course, scalloped potatoes never fail to satisfy hunger and warm the soul.

What sets scalloped potatoes apart

is their versatility. They can accompany a wide range of main dishes, from roasted chicken to grilled steak, or stand alone as a comforting meal on their own.
The creamy texture of the potatoes, combined with the melted cheese on top, creates a symphony of flavors and textures that is simply irresistible.

Homemade Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Creamy layers of potatoes topped with melted cheese

But perhaps the true magic of scalloped potatoes lies in their ability to bring people together.
Whether shared around the dinner table with loved ones or served at a potluck gathering with friends, this dish has a way of fostering a sense of community and connection.

So, the next time

you’re craving a taste of comfort, why not whip up a batch of scalloped potatoes? With their rich history, delicious flavor, and undeniable charm, they’re sure to become a beloved favorite in your household too.



  1. Preheat

    your oven to 190°C (375°F).

  2. Grease a baking dish with butter or cooking spray.

  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

  4. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant.

  5. Whisk in the flour and cook for another minute.

  6. Gradually pour in the milk while whisking continuously until the mixture thickens.

  7. Season with salt and pepper.

  8. Layer half of the sliced potatoes in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  9. Pour half of the sauce over the potatoes, spreading it evenly.

  10. Sprinkle half of the grated cheese over the sauce.

  11. Repeat the layer with the remaining potatoes, sauce, and cheese.

  12. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.

  13. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the cheese is golden and bubbly.

  14. Once baked, remove from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes.

  15. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!