Scalloped potatoes in a white baking dish.

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

These made from scratch Scalloped Potatoes are simple to make. All you have to do is slice up some spuds and make the easiest cheese sauce ever.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 206kcal
Author Meggan Hill


  • 2 pounds potatoes thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese grated, divided
  • paprika for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a one-quart casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter until foaming. Whisk in flour until cooked through, about 1 minute. 
  • Whisk in milk until smooth. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat, and cook until thickened. Stir in 1 cup cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper (I like 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper).
  • Layer half the sliced potatoes in bottom of prepared casserole dish. Top with half the cheese sauce. Layer the second half of potatoes on top and top with remaining cheese sauce.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top. Sprinkle with paprika for color. Bake uncovered for 1 hour. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Adapted from Genius Kitchen.


Calories: 206kcal