Cheesy scalloped potatoes are the best potato recipe anyone could ever ask for. They have everything I love cheese and potatoes and butter and yumminess. This recipe is going to be all gooey and cheesy the cheese will be covered the nook and corner of the potatoes and they taste so perfect that this recipe can never go wrong.
Everybody gets confused between scalloped potatoes versus Au Gratin Potatoes. Yes they are confusing scalloped potatoes are baked with no cheese and in a cream sauce that is made with flour that thickens up when it bakes and Au Gratin Potatoes are cheesy ones and they have a topping of breadcrumbs. But it is mixed up nowadays.
I love this potato cheese combo I have added 3 types of cheese in this for the scalloped potato to be all cheesy. This cheesy scalloped potato is a homemade and easy one and this was a big hit at my dinner party with my friends. There were no leftovers at all.
The first time I made this dish was for myself as I am a lover of both potatoes and cheese. So I had to make homemade cheesy scalloped potatoes for my craving of cheesy potatoes.
After the baking process when I couldn’t wait any longer to taste because of the smell and the way it looked was just so undoubtedly the best cheesy scalloped potatoes too long for.
How to Make Scalloped Potatoes from Scratch?
You can treat the potato in two ways you can either boil it first and then use it for the further cooking process or you can cut the potatoes into very thin slices so it gets baked properly and doesn’t consume much time while baking. You can use Yukon gold, Red or Russet potatoes for this cheesy scalloped potato recipe.
After cutting the potatoes into thin slices cut onions also thin slices just like potatoes and arrange them in the baking dish. Placing potatoes first and then onion. After placing them orderly season them with salt and pepper.
Now in a saucepan add butter and heat it over medium. After the butter melts add garlic and saute it for a minute and now add flour and whisk it and let it cook for a minute now add milk slowly and whisk it continuously and make sure there are no lumps formed. Keep whisking it until it becomes a thick mixture.
Now add cheeses I have used Parmesan, cheddar and Gruyere cheese and dry mustard and paprika and stir it until it becomes a smooth mixture. Then pour this cheese in the baking dish and sprinkle them again with the leftover cheeses and cover the dish with a foil and make sure you oil the foil so it the cheesy potatoes don’t stick to the paper foil.
How to Cook Scalloped Potatoes?
Bake it for 60 minutes at 400 degrees F in a microwave oven. Now remove the foil and bake it again for the second time around 20 to 30 minutes. Potatoes and the cheeses have to be melted for the gooey and cheesy look and broil if you want it crispier and sprinkle on top with the toppings and serve. The homemade cheesy scalloped potatoes are ready.
To make the potatoes cook easily you can also boil it. If you are boiling the potatoes then it will be very and creamy and will be cooked within half an hour in the baking process and you don’t have to keep cooking it for a long time. This makes your scalloped potatoes soft and extra creamy
What Else Can be Added in with Scalloped Potatoes and Cheese?
You can add peas, sliced mushrooms, diced ham or add different cheeses as I did. These homemade scallop potatoes go well with everything.
You can also make scalloped potatoes ahead of time for this you have baked it for 60 minutes and let it cool and cover it tightly and place it in the refrigerator for about 2 days.
Now when you want to use it you can heat it at 400 F for 30 to 40 minutes again. This scalloped potatoes can also be frozen for 3 days and you can leave it in the refrigerator the night before you want to have it.
This is a simple yet mouth-watering cheese and potato recipe. This is the best cheesy scalloped potatoes recipe because these are not only cheddar scalloped potatoes it has Parmesan and Gruyere cheese too. This is such an easy potato recipe or cheesy potato recipe.
In a nutshell:
The ingredients for scalloped potatoes are very simple and still, it tastes so grand, these are quick cheesy potatoes. It is a simple process of sliced potatoes with cheese in the oven. This potato cheese dish can be the number one dish at your party that everyone would want to try.
This potato cheese dish or easy cheesy scalloped potatoes takes only 1 hour 30 minutes for the whole process of baking and everything else and these are the best cheesy scalloped potatoes.
I thought this recipe for cheesy scalloped potatoes has to be shared with you all and so you can also enjoy preparing and baking scalloped potatoes with cheese.
Especially to all the cheese potatoes lovers you have to try this recipe at least once and you will start making this cheesy scalloped potatoes frequently at home. This is such an easy cheesy potato dish to fall in love with.