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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

For a delicious side that is perfect for almost any occasion, these scalloped potatoes are a fabulous option.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Holiday
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 453kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • 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
  • Pour half and half over the potatoes and add the bay leaves.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Spray a shallow dish with cooking spray and slide the potatoes and cream into it.
  • Arrange with a fork.
  • Cut the remaining 1 tablespoon of the butter into small cubes and scatter on top of the potatoes.
  • Top with the remaining shredded cheese and parmesan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown. (Tent with foil in the last 10 minutes to prevent browning if necessary.)
  • Discard the bay leaves and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 719mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 597mg | Iron: 2mg