Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

about the recipe

Few foods are comforting like potatoes, and these Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are like a hug on a plate. The simple combination of cheese and potatoes in a deliciously creamy sauce is a sure-fire way to please a crowd. Make this once, and it will become a go-to recipe for entertaining!


– 3 pounds russet potatoes peeled and sliced ⅛" thick – 2 teaspoons salt – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper – 2 tablespoons unsalted butter divided – 10 ounces cheddar cheese shredded – 8 ounces gruyere cheese shredded – 3 cups half and half – 4 bay leaves – 2 ounces parmesan cheese grated – Garnishes: parsley or fresh thyme

– Preheat the oven to 425° F. – Place the potatoes in a large bowl and toss with the salt, garlic powder, and pepper to coat.

– Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. – Add half of the potatoes, and toss with the butter. – Use a fork to spread the potatoes into a single layer.

– Sprinkle with half of the cheddar and gruyere cheese, and then arrange the remaining potatoes on top. – Reduce to medium heat

– Spray a shallow dish with cooking spray and slide the potatoes and cream into it. – Arrange with a fork.