Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

My teen daughter loves this dish and helps me make it. These cheesy scalloped potatoes are so delicious and make a great pair with any veggie.


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 cups potatoes, peeled and sliced (we use yellow potatoes)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Begin by peeling and slicing your potatoes.

I have my daughter peel the potatoes and rinse them, and then I do the slicing. As much as a mandoline sounds tempting, I’ll pass on slicing my fingers!

Start making your roux. I remember many years ago, being quite overwhelmed at making a roux and bechamel sauce. It is quite easy, but you can find another tutorial at Bon Apetit.

For this you use equal parts butter and flour – in this case, 4 tablespoons of each. Melt the butter, mixing in the flour slowly, whisking until thick. Be very careful that you do not burn this mixture.

Leave the heat on low. Slowly add in the milk, whisking so that there are no clumps. Continue to add the rest of the milk, whisking until smooth. I also like to add a generous pinch of salt and some pepper at this point.

Once the mixture has thickened, add in your 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese, mixing until melted.

Pour your potato slices into the cheese mixture, trying to coat the potatoes. Many recipes have you just pour the sauce over the potatoes, but I at least try to toss some in the mixture, since the sliced potatoes tend to stick to one another.

Pour into a 9×13″ greased pan.

Cover with foil, and bake for 35 minutes.

Remove cover, sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese, and bake for another 30 minutes or until golden.

Once you remove the dish from the oven, allow to sit for at least 5 minutes, to allow the sauce to set.

This also makes for great leftovers!

What do you think?

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  • Beth
    April 30, 2020

    This looks delicious! I hope to make scalloped potatoes soon, and when I do, I’ll use this recipe.

  • Talya
    April 30, 2020

    Oh my goodness this looks so scrummy! Wondering if you could do this with sweet potato too?

  • Terri Steffes
    April 30, 2020

    This is one of my favorite comfort foods. I can eat this every day! Your recipe looks amazing.

  • I love scalloped potatoes and the end product looks so tempting!

  • Jen
    April 30, 2020

    These are one of my favorite side dishes. Anything involving cheese and potatoes gets my seal of approval!

  • Sarah Bailey
    April 30, 2020

    Now these sound absolutely delicious, hands up though anything with cheese involved I will try yum!

  • Catalina
    May 1, 2020

    I am drooling over these potatoes. I will make this for dinner tonight!

  • Nusrat
    May 2, 2020

    We are trying to cut down on our meat consumption as a family and I’m always looking for vegetarian recipes to add to our rotation. These scalloped potatoes look so easy to make! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  • Tanya Findlay
    May 2, 2020

    I want to make these asap! Really wish the store wasn’t all out of flour… Damn this quarantine life

  • Cyndi Buchanan
    May 2, 2020

    Yum!! I’m totally going to have to make this today! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Sonia Seivwright
    May 3, 2020

    Delicious – Quick and Easy Potatoes Scalloped. I will try it out.

  • Georgia
    May 4, 2020

    Looks easy and delicious! I’m trying this for sure! thank you😊

  • Kim
    May 4, 2020

    These look really good. If that’s béchamel I see, then I’m all in.

  • Erin Smith
    May 4, 2020

    We are these so much growing up!

  • Sarah
    May 4, 2020

    These look wonderful. I love all things made with potatoes.

  • Jasmine Hewitt
    May 5, 2020

    these look yummy, havent had good scalloped potatoes in a while!

  • Brandy
    May 19, 2020

    These look so delicious! I’ve never made these from scratch before, but I’m betting they taste so much better than my boxed cheddar scalloped potatoes.

  • Heather Behrends
    February 25, 2021

    Yum! I think cheesy scalloped potatoes are my favorite!