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Microwave Scalloped Potatoes

I adapted this recipe from one that came with our microwave oven. The results were delicious.—Mary Hufford-Baker, Sweet Home, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion


  • In a saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in cheese until melted. In a 2-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish coated with cooking spray, layer a third of the potatoes, onion and cheese sauce. Repeat the layers twice. Cover and microwave on high for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

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  • Ruth
    Oct 18, 2020

    What a mess this made in my oven. The first 5 minutes on high and the milk bubbled over. NOT recommended. I am very disappointed.

  • Louiseathome
    Oct 21, 2010

    easy! Perfect with ham on a cold fall night