Peppery Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
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Peppery Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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Mother knew these rich, hearty potatoes are excellent on a cold day since the cayenne pepper warms you up. Once the first of us eight kids picked up this dish, it didn't hit the table again until we all had big servings. -Helen Vail, Glenside, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 80 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 80 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 207 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine the soup, milk, salt and cayenne; set aside. Place a third of the potatoes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; layer with a third of the butter, flour and soup mixture. Repeat layers twice. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Peppery Scalloped Potatoes in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p35

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"We added ham and it was delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"Very good, the soup gives it a nice creamy texture!"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"I thought this dish was very good as is and there are so many variations that can be made to it. I added ham and onions to mine. I also mixed the butter and flour in with the soup and milk. Much easier to build the recipe that way. Next time I will cover with foil the first hour then uncover for the last 20 minutes."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"The very best especially with a sweet potato"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"I made this the first time but added bacon bits. It was pretty good. The second time I sub'd chedder cheese soup for the mushroom and added a bit of cheddar cheese to the layers. My family demolished it though it would have been better with bacon. I'll make this again and again."

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