9 Genius Ways to Make Better Scalloped Potatoes
Rich, creamy and filling, scalloped potatoes are the gold standard when it comes to comfort food. From tweaking the flavor to tips for leftovers, here are tricks to boost them from basic to brilliant.
Spice up a basic recipe for scalloped potatoes with a can of chopped green chilies. Add the chilies between the layers of potatoes, cheese and sauce for a zippy side dish.
Boost the nutrition value and add a little color to your scalloped potatoes by mixing in shredded cabbage and grated carrots.
Do the Salsa
Give your scalloped potatoes a southwest flair by adding a pinch of dried rosemary and a couple tablespoons of salsa.
Boost the Flavor
A few sliced mushrooms and some dried minced onion add extra flavor and depth to basic scalloped potatoes. Use dried minced onion in place of the shallots in this recipe for Potato and Mushroom Gratin to save yourself a little time chopping.
If your scalloped potatoes recipe calls for more milk than you have on hand, add in some cream-style corn. Combine it with the milk you have and layer it with the potatoes, onions and flour. Your scalloped potatoes will taste rich and slightly sweet.
The Finishing Touch
For added texture and delightful crunch, use crushed potato chips or french-fried onion rings as a topping for your scalloped potatoes.
Leftover scalloped potatoes? Add the extras to corn chowder for a more filling and flavorful dish. For an easy weeknight soup, combine the leftover potatoes with milk, chicken bouillon and grated carrots in a saucepan. Sprinkle in some parsley and let everything simmer for 20 minutes.