Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 17, 2022
When I added garlic to this recipe, I discovered it gave the potatoes a unique flavor. My greatest compliment came from a neighbor who's a retired chef—he said this is the best potato dish he'd ever tasted!—Leah Brandenburg, Charleston, West Virginia
Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 thin slices onion
  • 4 medium potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds), peeled and thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a heavy saucepan, mix flour, salt and milk until smooth. Add garlic and butter; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted.
  2. In a greased 8-in. or 1-1/2-qt. baking dish, layer onion and potatoes. Top with sauce.
  3. Bake, covered, 25 minutes. Uncover; bake until potatoes are tender, 40-45 minutes.
Creamy Scalloped Potatoes: Substitute half-and-half cream for the milk and omit cheddar cheese.Yield: 4 servings. Swiss Scalloped Potatoes: Substitute Swiss cheese for the cheddar. Layer 1 jar (2 ounces) drained sliced pimientos with the potatoes. Yield: 4 servings. Scalloped Potatoes and Ham: Layer 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham with the potatoes. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 348 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 571mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

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