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Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes - creamy, cheesy and rich potatoes that everyone will be begging for more, learn this easy scalloped potatoes recipe.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Scalloped Potatoes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8 people
Calories 538 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (30 g)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups heavy cream (475 mL)
  • 2 cups milk (475 mL)
  • 2 sprigs thyme, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (1.75 mL)
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (1800 g)
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (169.5 g)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray; set aside.

  2. In a pot, melt the butter and cook the onions until softened. Add the cream, milk, thyme and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.

  3. Add the potatoes and cook until tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  4. Remove the thyme sprigs and pour the potatoes into the baking dish. Top with cheese.

  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the top is slightly golden. Allow the dish to sit for a minimum of 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with extra thyme leaves, if desired.

Recipe Notes

If you want to try a different cheese, I recommend gruyere. It's sweet, but slightly salty.

Nutrition Facts
Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving (8 people)
Calories 538 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 1111mg32%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1285IU26%
Vitamin C 14.7mg18%
Calcium 293mg29%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.