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Peppery Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Peppery Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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VaughnPGorton User ID: 7700632 270367
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

"Excellent! Didn't have Creme of Mushroom so used Creme of Asparagus. Mixed the flour, butter in with the milk and soup mix. Added onions when I layered in the ingredients. Topped it with 2 - 3/4" thick pork chops. (The way Mom used to do it!) Drizzled the mix over all the layers and over the chops. Covered with tin foil for 1st hour, uncovered for the next 20 mins. Like I said, excellent!"

badcooktrying User ID: 7740106 268506
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2017

"Very yummy"

lisamc User ID: 304985 215291
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"We added ham and it was delicious!"

gunslinger User ID: 544392 16825
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

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

paul3303 User ID: 1713232 47797
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."

ladsie User ID: 7477951 16822
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"The very best especially with a sweet potato"

TJTrails User ID: 1261407 51556
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."

TheDix User ID: 607421 45545
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"To add my 2 cents: This dish was well-received at Christmas dinner. I put in too much red pepper, will adjust for next time. easy to make and delicious!"

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 26713
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"PERFECTION!!! I increased sliced potatoes to about 7-8 cups, and milk to 2 cups and left everything else the same."

Rshipman User ID: 6641747 51590
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"I added cream, onions, and salt and pepper. More cayenne for next time!"

rodbender User ID: 1877542 50108
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"I made this last Friday; and added smoked sausage, sliced onion and 3/4 lb of Processed cheese. I made to sauce in the microwave then added it to the potatoes. My wife loved it. Next time I'm going to try making it in a slow cooker."

sener User ID: 5687943 51588
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"I made this recipe for Christmas. It was delicious..I doubled the recipe and the pans were clean. I did add onions over the first two layers. This recipe is very easy and a keeper for this family."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 22220
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"Am making these tonight, yet again. So good, but I agree with another reviewer, that it doestn't seem to serve as many as the recipe says. Maybe it is just that good!"

suemorovits User ID: 5876319 47792
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"Oh this was so good and easy to make. This is a keeper for me. I used Red potatoes with there skins on."

LadySullen User ID: 3595759 46638
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"These are fantastic! My husband would eat the whole thing if I let him. I did tweak the recipe a bit. First of all, I added a layer of thinly sliced onions on top of the first two layers of potatoes, I increased the butter to 6 T., and I whisked the flour in with the soup, milk, salt, and cayenne (I wasn't sure if that's what you were supposed to do anyway). Just for some crunch on the top, I sprinkled some French fried onion rings over everything for the last 10 minutes of baking time. I'll definitely be making this again. Thanks for this great recipe!!"

janelle.r303 User ID: 5774917 51587
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"This recipe was soooo good and easy to make. However I probably would double the recipe because it didn't seem to make that much. Also make sure you grease the pan VERY well other wise most of the bottom goes to waste."

kimsecrist User ID: 1091696 16821
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"Very good!"

JillAndLea User ID: 1675407 26745
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"easy and delicious! Love the addition of the cayenne pepper!"

sands351 User ID: 1036170 26710
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"I have been using this recipe for years (since I found it my 1999 Taste of Home Annual Recipe Cookbook). Hubby and I Iove the tang of the cayenne pepper.

I made this again tonight and realized that I had never rated it. It has been a keeper for many years."

nina larsen User ID: 5361994 26742
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"I found this recipe years ago in taste of home mag. I searched for a long time to find it again. It is the best scalloped potatoes ever. I am glad I found it again"

fishrgal User ID: 1182152 22218
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"My all-time favorite recipe! These are great and everyone loves them."

zaxoma User ID: 135704 16819
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This is now my go-to scalloped potatoes - very scrumptious!"

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