Scalloped Potatoes are classically delicious and cheesy. Thinly sliced potatoes are layered together with a decadent cream sauce and topped with cheddar cheese, Baked until golden brown and bubbly, these scalloped potatoes are comforting, delicious and shareable!
Let’s Talk Potatoes
Since the potatoes are the star of the show here for this recipe, we might as well talk about them!
For this recipe, russet or gold potatoes can be used. Both are great options and bake up nicely.
Now, let’s talk about the part that can seem a bit daunting: getting those potatoes thinly sliced! For ease and consistency, I highly recommend using a mandoline. If you’ve never used one before, don’t fear! Simply make sure that you are always using the hand guard that it comes with for safety – we don’t want any injuries!
Using a mandoline will help get all of the potato slices the same size to have a consistent bake and cook time. Not only that, but it also saves a lot of slicing time! If you’re using a knife to cut the potatoes into thin rounds, pencil in a little extra time for prep work.
Cheesy Cream Sauce
Once all the potatoes are sliced and ready to go, a cream sauce is needed to hold everything together! Not just any cream sauce, a cheesy cream sauce. Talk about pure decadence for this potato casserole!
Simply melt some butter in a skillet and whisk in flour to create a roux. In goes the heavy cream, cheddar cheese and spices to make this sauce come to live.
The result is a velvety-smooth sauce that is perfectly cheesy. The perfect companion to the potatoes! Cheesy potatoes – you can’t go wrong there!
How to Assemble
Much like a lasagna, Scalloped Potatoes comes together in layers! Start out by arranging a layer of potato slices on the bottom of a baking pan, pouring sauce over the top and repeating until the casserole dish is filled up! Evenly space out the sauce so there is enough for each layer – about 3 layers total. Top with additional shredded cheese and pop it in the oven!
A cheesy, potato lasagna – count me in! Layering the potatoes will create the iconic layers that scalloped potatoes are known for. The potato disks glide right onto your fork once baked.
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