Fast Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
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Fast Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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These potatoes are mildly cheesy, creamy and comforting—just like Mom used to make—only less of them! The recipe comes from Edith Jennings of Prairie City, Iowa.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Paprika, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 423 calories, 20g fat (13g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 870mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add the cheese, salt, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Cook and stir until cheese is melted.
  2. Place potatoes in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Top with cheese sauce. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Scalloped Potatoes in Taste of Home October/November 2001, p10

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MY REVIEW User ID: 3864962 222325
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"The whole family loved them."

demccoy User ID: 4553404 109970
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"I doubled the recipe when I made these potatoes and my husband and son loved them! Looking forward to making them again."

DrWhoToo User ID: 3849402 127758
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"It does need longer to cook even in a convection oven. Also, I substituted 1/8 tsp of smoked paprika and put it right into the cheese sauce instead of on top."

LauraManning User ID: 968398 74067
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"These are really good. They need closer to an hour to cook though."

Fuddge User ID: 5322023 90532
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"My family and friends loved this recipe.

As to the mushroom soup. I say Yuck.
It's perfect the way it is."

Shelly413 User ID: 1547813 90531
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"I have made these many times and love them. it is the perfect amount for my husband and I, as the kids don't care for this type of potatoes. I have doubled the recipe for company and leftovers. I used red potatoes tonight and the cooking time was perfect."

LauraManning User ID: 968398 56301
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"Excellent flavor! I've made this several times. It needs to cook for about 1 hr 20 min. though. I added diced ham to mine and sprinkled extra cheese on top last night and it made an excellent main-dish casserole."

tigres52 User ID: 5098817 50204
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"My Husband's fav side is scalloped and he was impressed with these! Although I too half to agree it did take over an hour ..."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 92900
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"Very good potatoes. I agree with the other comments and had to cook this for well over an hour."

PucciBaby User ID: 3099441 92893
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"The sauce that goes with this is very good. However I cut my potatoes as thin as I could manage and I had to cook it for over an hr. I uncovered it at 25 minutes and it had to go in for another 40."

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