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Sharp Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Try as I might, I can never follow a recipe exactly, so here's what I came up with when I made a family friend's scalloped potatoes in my own kitchen. They’re so awesome, you just keep going back for more. —Susan Simons, Eatonville, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 70 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp yellow cheddar cheese
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 small onions, finely chopped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, mustard and pepper until blended; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Gradually whisk in cream. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, combine cheeses. Layer a third of the potatoes, a third of the onions and 3/4 cup cheese mixture in a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Repeat layers twice. Pour sauce over top; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake, covered, 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 25-30 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender and top is lightly browned.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 436 calories, 26g fat (16g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 576mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • lisa06
    Mar 20, 2018

    Easy recipe, taste is good but very, very oily! I followed the recipe exactly but way too much grease. Unfortunately, I probably would not make this again.

  • habenaroman
    Dec 18, 2016

    Best scalloped taters I've ever made.

  • Katowe1
    Sep 12, 2016

    I made this recipe and could have just eaten it with a vegetable. It was so good. I didn't even need any meat to go along with it. Thumbs up!

  • annlindblad
    Jun 29, 2016

    Maybe microwave the potatoes a bit - or bake a bit longer.

  • Armstras07
    Jun 26, 2016

    Love it, I wish the was a little different. Maybe make enough sauce to put on each layer. defiantly great with the two types of sharp cheddar. I decided not to peal my white potatoes and it came out great.

  • jbug827
    Jun 2, 2016

    Delicious!! Needed to bake probably an extra 5-10 minutes. Potatoes were JUST a bit firm. Great flavor and the smell coming from the oven is to die for!!

  • channa1012
    Apr 22, 2016

    Very good recipe! And easy to follow! I think next time I will layer the sauce instead of having it all on top

  • CarolynWright
    Mar 31, 2016

    This will be my go to recipe for potatoes. So very good! I greased the dish with butter. I didn't change the recipe at all. Delicious just as written.

  • Cooltruth
    Mar 26, 2016

    Good recipe for potatoes. Don't use any Pam in it or it would be oily. That's what dukeoflilac did to only get it a two star rating. Leave out the Pam and it's a better recipe.

  • CookinLovin
    Feb 26, 2016

    Delicious! I do want to know why dukeoflilac commentator asked about PAM. There was nothing in this recipe saying to spray anything with PAM that I saw. Maybe there was when she posted, but it's not here now and with all this cheese, no need to coat the pan with any oil. These are awesome Scalloped Potatoes! I did ad some shredded colby/jack and philly cheese because it melts so well and tastes great and some garlic powder, but otherwise followed the recipe.