These creamy and cheesy scalloped potatoes are ooey-gooey and oh so good!
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Creamy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Last updated on May 21, 2023 by Liza Hawkins

These creamy cheesy scalloped potatoes are ooey-gooey and oh so good. I’m not sure there’s a potato dish I’ve met that I haven’t loved, but these … these are definitely in my top five!

In fact, I believe I could eat potatoes everyday of my life and be completely happy — much to my family’s dismay.

Creamy and cheesy scalloped potatoes with green beans and sliced ham steak on the side.

They like it when I change things up from a “sides” perspective. And, I suppose I can’t argue with that.

But rest assured, there will be potatoes on the weekly dinner menu at least once, with plenty of leftovers for me to indulge my potato obsession during lunch via leftovers.

Mashed potatoes, baked potatoes and roasted potatoes are definite favorites because they’re easy to throw together on a weeknight with little to no fuss.

These French farmhouse potatoes are also exquisite.

On nights where I have a little more time, or on the weekends when we’re not running around quite as much, I like to make something like creamy cheesy scalloped potatoes.

The creamy béchamel sauce gets all bubbly and oozy, and the cheddar cheese adds a layer of flavor (and wonderful crust on top and around the edges of my casserole dish) that makes these scalloped potatoes pair so well with things like ham and roasts.


These creamy and cheesy scalloped potatoes are ooey-gooey and oh so good!
Yield: 4

Creamy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

These creamy and cheesy scalloped potatoes are ooey-gooey and oh so good!


  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1/2 stick salted butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8-ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Once melted, add the onions and saute them until they're translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the onions with the salt and pepper, add the flour and stir it to form a paste. Let it cook for 1 minute longer.
  4. Pour in the milk all at once, whisking intermittently until it starts to become thick and bubbly. Remove the sauce pan from heat, add half the cheddar cheese, and whisk until the sauce is creamy.
  5. Ladle enough sauce to thinly coat the bottom of a deep 1-1/2 quart baking dish.
  6. Add a single layer of potatoes, sprinkle with more salt and pepper (if you want), then ladle more sauce — about 1/2 cup — evenly on top. Add another layer of potatoes, sprinkle them with salt and pepper, and keep repeating the layers until you finish with a last layer of sauce on top.
  7. Sprinkle the top of the scalloped potatoes with the remaining shredded cheddar, and then bake it covered for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove the cover and continue baking for another 20-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the cheese is bubbly and melted.
  9. Let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.


I really like red skin potatoes for this recipe, but really any type of potato will work! If you're not a fan of whole milk, you can try 2% (or heavy cream ... mmm), but don't use skim milk or you'll risk your sauce breaking. Skim milk doesn't have enough fat for a proper sauce.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 605Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 1060mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 22g

Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

2 Comments on “Creamy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

  1. I paired this with a garlic roast chicken and also added shredded basil. I have to say this was amazing overall. Looking forward to trying more of your dishes. Thank you.

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