Scalloped Potatoes

There were a few things that were pretty standard on the Easter table in my home growing up. Ham was always one of them. The other was scalloped potatoes. I must admit, as a kid, I was pretty firm in my position in the mashed potato camp and scalloped potatoes were not my favorite. However, growing up and marrying a man who happens to love scallop potatoes has changed my tune a bit. They are pretty darn good. The potatoes, the cheese, the nutmeg, oh and the heavy cream doesn’t hurt either I suppose.

I used to not be able to tell the difference between scalloped potatoes and au gratin potatoes. To me they always tasted the same. In actuality au gratin potatoes are cheesy and scalloped potatoes are in a simple cream sauce. Because these potatoes have a little cheese I guess they are kind of some where in the middle. But oh what a delicious middle it is.

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 3 medium yukon gold potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), sliced into 1/8 inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated romano cheese



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Butter a large casserole dish. Place one layer of potatoes, overlapping in the bottom of the prepared dish. Sprinkle one tablespoon of the diced butter over the top. Sprinkle 1/2 of the minced garlic over the top. Top with 1/2 of the romano cheese.


Heat heavy cream, nutmeg, black pepper and salt in a pot over medium heat. Once hot, but not boiling, pour half of the sauce over the top of the potatoes. Layer the remaining potatoes, butter and garlic over the top. Pour the remaining sauce over the top. Cook for 35 minutes or until potatoes are tender and edges are bubbly. Remove from oven, top with remaining cheese. Cook for 10 more minutes, turn on the broiler and broil for 2 - 3 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Serve hot.



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    May 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    That would explain why mine came out a little crispy! Haha. They were delicious though! Thank you for the recipe.

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    May 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Oops thanks for noticing that Amanda! Pour the rest of the cream over the top of the potatoes before you begin baking them.

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    May 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I noticed it says only pour half of the cream sauce over the potatoes… But what do you do with the remaining sauce? Do you add it later or just throw it out?

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    April 20, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Boy, this takes me back. My mother made scalloped potatoes quite often. They were cheap and we were feeding 7 of us. I’ve got a bag of Yukons on the kitchen counter even as we speak. Here we go!

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