White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
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White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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This recipe has evolved over the past 8 years. After I added the thyme, ham and sour cream, my husband declared, “This is it!” I like to serve this rich, saucy entree with a salad and homemade French bread. —Hope Toole, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 8 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes
  • 3-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp white cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 417 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1267mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 22g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour and seasonings until blended; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in soup. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream.
  2. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half of each of the following: potatoes, ham, cheese and sauce. Repeat layers.
  3. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 40-50 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p27

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"I made these potatoes at Easter and I was overwhelmed with compliments! Yes, it is fattening, but it is only once a year! Indulge- you will never make any other scalloped potatoes!"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

"Great recipe! Will definitely a keeper! I wasn't sure about the spices, but they worked well."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"1star in order to ask a question. What's the difference between white and orange cheddar?"

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"Great, I halved the recipe and used cream of onion soup instead of cream of mushroom soup"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2015

"this one is a keeper, very good!"

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