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Scalloped Potatoes

Try this classic Scalloped Potatoes recipe. Layers of potatoes, cheese, and cream baked to perfection. Simple, delicious comfort food.

The Timeless Appeal of Scalloped Potatoes: A Comforting Classic

Scalloped potatoes, with their creamy texture and savory flavors, have earned a beloved place on dinner tables around the world.
This iconic dish traces its roots back to Europe, where it likely originated as a humble peasant dish, making use of readily available ingredients like potatoes and dairy products.


Scalloped Potatoes

Cooking method: Baking
Cuisine: Other
Courses: Sides
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
20 min 65 min 10 min 95 min
Servings: 8 person
Calories: 405kcal
Best season: all

The history

of scalloped potatoes is a testament to the ingenuity of cooks throughout the ages. Originally, it was a simple dish consisting of thinly sliced potatoes layered with butter, cheese, and sometimes breadcrumbs.
Over time, variations emerged, with different regions adding their own twists and seasonings to the recipe.

In America, scalloped potatoes gained popularity during the 19th century, becoming a staple of comfort food cuisine.
They were especially favored in rural communities, where potatoes were abundant and hearty meals were a necessity.

Scalloped Potato Recipe
Layers of potatoes, cheese, and cream baked to perfection

Today, scalloped potatoes remain a cherished dish, loved for their creamy texture, rich flavor, and versatility.
Whether served as a side dish at a family dinner or as a comforting main course on a chilly evening, scalloped potatoes never fail to satisfy.

This timeless recipe

continues to evolve, with modern interpretations incorporating ingredients like garlic, herbs, and different types of cheese.
Yet, at its core, scalloped potatoes remain a comforting and nostalgic dish that brings warmth and satisfaction to any meal.



  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Grease a baking dish with butter.

  3. Arrange a layer of thinly sliced potatoes at the bottom of the baking dish, overlapping slightly.

  4. Sprinkle some of the minced garlic, gruyere cheese, and cheddar cheese over the potatoes.

  5. Repeat layering potatoes, garlic, and cheeses until all ingredients are used, finishing with a layer of cheese on top.

  6. In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it just begins to simmer.

  7. Season with salt and pepper.

  8. Pour the hot cream evenly over the potatoes and cheese in the baking dish.

  9. Dot the top of the potatoes with butter.

  10. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes.

  11. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown.

  12. Let the scalloped potatoes rest for about 10 minutes before serving.

  13. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves before serving.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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