The Baker Upstairs: Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

11.23.2019

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

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These cheesy scalloped potatoes are so tender and flavorful, and so easy to make. They're the perfect holiday side dish!

These cheesy scalloped potatoes are so tender and flavorful, and so easy to make. They're the perfect holiday side dish!

No holiday meal is complete without a side of potatoes, right? I've already got a couple of fantastic recipes for mashed potatoes, and this delicious recipe for cheesy potato casserole, but why not add another great recipe to the bunch? (After all, it's impossible to have too many delicious potato recipes.) These scalloped potatoes are easy to make, and so cheesy and delicious. The potatoes are so tender, and the cheese sauce is to die for! 

To make these delicious potatoes, you'll just thinly slice some red potatoes, whip up a quick cheese sauce on the stove, and then layer potatoes, sauce, and cheese three times in a baking dish. In the oven, it all combines into a creamy, cheesy pan full of deliciousness! My scalloped potatoes usually take around 70-80 minutes to cook completely, but it's a good idea to check the potatoes with a fork to make sure they're tender. If the sauce seems very watery, cook the potatoes for a few minutes more to thicken it up. These scalloped potatoes are the perfect complement to my slow cooker brown sugar ham, but they're also delicious with chicken or turkey. They are a must have on your holiday table!

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

6 medium red potatoes, sliced thinly
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup half and half
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 3/4 cups cheddar cheese, divided

Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 9 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Slowly add the milk, followed by the chicken broth, while whisking constantly to prevent lumps. Cook until thickened and starting to bubble. Remove from heat and stir in the half and half, salt, pepper, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Layer 1/3 of the potatoes in the bottom of the prepared dish. Pour 1/3 of the sauce over the top and spread to cover. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over the top. Repeat twice with remaining potatoes, sauce, and cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes. Remove cover and bake 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbling. Let stand 15-20 minutes before serving.

These cheesy scalloped potatoes are so tender and flavorful, and so easy to make. They're the perfect holiday side dish!

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