Never-Fail Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
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Never-Fail Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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Take the chill off any blustery day and make something special to accompany meaty entrees. This creamy, stick-to-the-ribs, potato-and-onion side dish is one you'll turn to often. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1-3/4 pounds potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (about 5 medium)
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 196 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a small nonstick skillet, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until blended.
  2. Place half of the potatoes in a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray; layer with half of the onion and cheese sauce. Repeat layers.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 50 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly and potatoes are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Never-Fail Scalloped Potatoes in Healthy Cooking February/March 2009, p51

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LBurkey 254394
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"Easy to make and very good. My family loved them. Warm, comfort food."

Dixiedude 251747
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2016

"A real winner! This was a very easy recipe to follow and prepare. Only adjustment I would recommend is to "make more". The leftovers were just as good as the first day."

sunsugar 246009
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2016

"This is simple and delicious and oh so creamy. I threw in some Velveeta cheese cubes instead of the cheddar cheese. Yummy!"

WonkyGirl 245819
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"Oh my goodness, this recipe is delish ! Doubled the sauce and then added 1/2 cup more milk. For cheese try some grated pepper jack along with cheddar, it's not too spicy hot. I always par-boil my potato slices first and saute' the onions, well worth the extra touches. This goes well with a meatloaf or ham, even pork chops or roast, just add a green vege or salad. Double the recipe for left-overs they are even good with scrambled eggs for breaky."

_nlfPA 245317
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016 Edited May. 13, 2016

"I made these for my husband's birthday dinner. They were delicious and very easy to put together. I will definitely make them again!"

Kwebster182 240998
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"Great for large gatherings Bland yes but added a package of hidden valley ranch mix and perked up the flavor !"

tresamiller 239098
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

"Scalloped potatoes are made without cheese, I may never find a TRUE scalloped potatoe recipe"

MY REVIEW 236971
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"made per directions and was very bland needs something to spice it up it tasted like flour to me, I even added extra onions and cheese and pepper, will not make again unless I can figure out what to add to make it more tastee."

mommayor 232800
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"Very delicious! Will make again!"

bplowman 224407
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"Not a favorite. Flavor was bland. I prefer to use cream of mushroom or celery soup in scalloped potatoes along with the cheese."

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