Ultimate Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes: A Rich and Creamy Delight


Immerse yourself in the rich, creamy indulgence of our Ultimate Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes. This dish features thinly sliced potatoes layered with a velvety cheese sauce, baked to golden perfection. It's a decadent side that's perfect for holiday dinners, potlucks, or any time you crave a comforting cheesy treat.

Ultimate Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes: A Rich and Creamy Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 6-8 people. 
  • Each serving is a hearty scoop of scalloped potatoes.

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 45 mg
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g


  • Potatoes, thinly sliced: 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)
  • Butter: 60 g (1/4 cup)
  • All-purpose flour: 30 g (1/4 cup)
  • Milk: 720 ml (3 cups)
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded: 200 g (2 cups)
  • Garlic, minced: 2 cloves
  • Salt and pepper: to taste
  • Nutmeg: a pinch
  • Fresh thyme: for garnish

Method of Preparation

Prepare the Sauce

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and flour, stirring for 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in milk. Cook until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in half of the cheese. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

Assemble the Dish

  • Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F).
  • Layer half of the potatoes in a greased baking dish. Pour half of the cheese sauce over the potatoes.
  • Repeat with the remaining potatoes and sauce. Top with the rest of the cheese.


  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the potatoes are tender.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh thyme.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Slice the potatoes evenly for consistent cooking.
  • For extra flavor, add a layer of caramelized onions between the potatoes.
  • Let the dish rest before serving to allow the sauce to thicken.


Can I use different types of cheese?

Yes, feel free to experiment with Gruyere, Parmesan, or a mix of your favorite cheeses.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, assemble the dish, refrigerate, and bake when ready.