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Easy Scalloped Potatoes

We all loved my mom's super-rich scalloped potatoes. I tweaked her recipe to keep all the flavor, but cut the fat. The cheese blend is the clincher. It's all about experimenting. —Diane Bramlett, Manteca, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (1/2 cup each)


  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 11 medium), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
  • Minced fresh chives, optional


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place potatoes and water in a large microwave-safe bowl; microwave, covered, on high until almost tender, 12-14 minutes.
  • In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute onion and garlic until tender, 5-7 minutes. Stir in flour and seasonings until blended; gradually stir in broth and cream. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally; cook and stir until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. Stir in cheeses until melted.
  • Drain potatoes; add to sauce, stirring gently. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with chives.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 245 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 526mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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