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Easy Scalloped Potatoes

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This Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe is a cheesy delicious dish layered with a creamy sauce and just a touch of onion. These scalloped potatoes are easy to assemble, then just sit back and watch them bake in the oven.

Spoonful of cheesy scalloped potatoes

What is a holiday or Sunday dinner without a piping hot dish of cheesy scalloped potatoes?! You have got to add this to your menu, this is one of those dishes that never gets old and gets passed down. These Easy Scalloped Potatoes are brought to life with a generous addition of Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses.

ingredients for scalloped potatoes. Milk, cheese, potatoes, onion, butter, flour and salt and pepper

Ingredients Needed for Scalloped Potatoes

This Easy recipe for scalloped potatoes uses just a few simple ingredients you probably already have on hand!

  • potatoes thinly sliced
  • minced yellow onion
  • flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • butter
  • milk

Steps to make scalloped potatoes. Melting butter, add flour and milk


How to Make Easy Scalloped Potatoes

This recipes comes together really quick and easy, the only hard part is waiting for it to cook, the whole house smells amazing!!

To make this recipe, start by slicing the potatoes and onions. I like to slice my potatoes using a sharp knife, it does make the slices imperfect which is fine with me. You can also use a mandolin or if you have an awesome electric slicer use that!!

Once you have all of the potatoes and onions ready to go, start making the cream base. In a medium sauce pan melt the butter, whisk in the milk and season with salt and pepper. You are ready to start layering!


Layers of potatoes, onions and cheese for scalloped potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

In a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish put down a layer of sliced potatoes, trying not to overlap too much. Randomly spread the minced onion on top of the potato layer, then add a layer of mozzarella cheese on top of the onions and potatoes. Lastly, cover with about 3/4 cup of the cream mixture.

Continue making layers until the pan is full just to the top. This will take about 3 layers. For the final layer, repeat as usual with the potatoes, onions cheese and sauce adding the last ingredient, Parmesan Cheese!!

Cover the pan with foil, place in a 350ºF oven and bake for 1 hour. After one hour, remove the foil and continue to cook for another 30 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown!!

Image of golden brown scalloped potatoes

Can I use a Different Kind of Cheese

ABSOLUTELY!! This easy scalloped potato recipe is easy to modify. Go ahead and use whatever cheese you would like, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, Swiss….these and many others would be amazing!! Just use the same amount as the recipe calls for and you will have golden, delicious, cheesy scalloped potatoes!!

Easy scalloped potatoes, golden brown in a baking dish

Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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4.84 from 12 votes

Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

This recipe for easy scalloped potatoes comes together so quick! Such a classic family dish that will make an appearance on all of your holiday tables!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 160kcal


  • 3 large potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and milk. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. 
  • In a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish arrange the sliced potatoes along the bottom of the pan in a single layer. Sprinkle with about 2 tbsp onions and about 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Pour over 1/3 of the cream mixture. 
  • Repeat potato, onion, mozzarella and cream layers 3-4 times until the pan is full. To the last layer add the shredded parmesan cheese. 
  • Cover the pan with foil and bake for 60 minutes. After 60 minutes, remove the foil and continue to bake for an addition 30 minutes, until the cheese is golden and potatoes are tender.


Calories: 160kcal | Protein: 5.9g | Fat: 6.3g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 522mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 2.9g | Calcium: 1090mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Holidays
Keyword: Easy Scalloped Potatoes
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What to serve Scalloped Potatoes with:

Pan Seared Pork Chops

Baked Salmon

Cast Iron Tri Tip

Smoked Ham

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    1. Totally! So easy to let these cook while working on the rest of the meal! Thanks for your comment!

      1. Of course. If you want to freeze these, bake as directed for the first 60 minutes, the potatoes won’t be cooked all the way through. At this point, let it cool, cover and place in the freezer for up to 3 months. Place back in the oven, covered in foil at 350 for 45-60 minutes, until cooked through. Remove the foil for the last 10-15 minutes to let the cheese brown.

  1. 5 stars
    I can really see how easy it is to assemble these potatoes, something that is not always the case for similar recipes. And that color… it is incredible! Makes me want to ask for more before I even start 🙂

    1. They really are so simple and quick, the only hard part is waiting for them to cook! Thanks for your comment!!

  2. This recipe rocks, And I happen to be vegan sometimes vegetarian and just so people know you can’t replace the dairy milk with organic soy same with the Parmesan variety as well as the Parmesan shredded I went with a nut cheese variety that cashew-based.

    1. Thanks so much for coming back and leaving a comment and for leaving your substitutions in case someone wants to make it like you did.

  3. 5 stars
    These potatoes were so easy. I used Yukon gold potatoes and left the skin on cuz they’re thin but mostly I was lazy. The timing was perfect and the sauce thickened up beautifully. It’s Easter so these went well with the ham of course. Thank you for another yummy recipe.

    1. Thanks so much for coming back and leaving a comment!! I love that you left the skin on, I bet no one even noticed!!