Scalloped Potatoes - A classic dish and holiday staple! This easy homemade recipe comes together quickly and is wonderfully rich and cheesy.

Scalloped Potatoes

These easy scalloped potatoes come together quickly and are rich and decadent.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep 40 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 to 10 servings
Calories 499 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 pounds russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese about 6 ounces
US Customary - Metric


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in large Dutch oven (or large, heavy-bottomed saucepan) over medium-high heat until foaming subsides, about 1 minute. Add onion and saute until it turns soft and begins to brown, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add cream, milk, thyme, bay leaves, salt, pepper, and potatoes and bring to a simmer. Cover, adjusting heat as necessary to maintain a light simmer, and cook until potatoes are almost tender (paring knife can be slipped into and out of center of potato slice with some resistance), about 15 minutes, gently stirring occasionally to ensure the potatoes don't stick to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Remove and discard thyme sprigs and bay leaves. Transfer potato mixture to a 3-quart baking dish and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until the cream has thickened and is bubbling around sides and the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Scalloped Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 617mg27%
Potassium 875mg25%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1355IU27%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 225mg23%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.