I don’t know about you, but I always thought this was a funny word when I was growing up. Scalloped. It didn’t seem like it belonged in a phrase when you were talking about food. When I first presented the idea to Andrew to make these, you would have thought I had five heads. “Scalloped Potatoes? What is that? Why is that a thing?” He was so confused. I knew then I wasn’t crazy when I was little. A few months went by and we never made them, but I decided to bring it up again recently. Same reaction. I just had to laugh.
Luckily, once they were made and consumed, everyone was a fan. I’m not sure why we don’t have this in our rotation to eat more often because it’s such a great side dish to have at any time of the year.
But for us, this is a must have dish for Easter.
Layers and layers of potatoes in a cream sauce topped with cheese. What is there not to love really?
I took this one a step further and layered the cheese in between the layers of potatoes and it was even better. I can’t wait to make this dish again and again.
*Tip: This is a large recipe for a crowd. If you are looking to make it for just your family, cut all ingredients in half and cook in a 2qt casserole dish instead of a 9×13 dish.
- 10 small potatoes may use large - need 10 cups thinly sliced total
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter + more for greasing
- 2/3 cup finely chopped sweet onion
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 2 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 oz cream cheese softened
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
- 1 cup gouda cheese shredded
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease 9x13 baking dish with butter.
- Cut potatoes very thin, about 1/8 inch with a knife or mandolin.
- Salt and pepper potatoes to taste.
- In a saucepan, melt 5 tablespoon butter.
- Add in onion and garlic and cook until translucent.
- Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
- Whisk in milk, heavy cream, and cream cheese.
- Whisking constantly bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low until cream cheese is melted.
- In buttered dish, spread half the potatoes into the dish.
- Top with half the sauce, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
- Pour remaining sauce over.
- Cut remaining 1 tbsp butter into small pieces and dot on top of sauce.
- Top with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella, 1/2 cup cheddar, and 1 cup gouda cheese.
- Cover with foil.
- Bake 30 mins
- Remove foil.
- Bake 45 more minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Let stand 10 mins for the sauce to set.
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