Creamy Scalloped Potatoes: Delicious Side Dish Recipe


No dinner is complete without a delicious side dish. I can hardly eat a meal without something starchy, so this recipe for Homemade Scalloped Potatoes is a constant in my household.

Hello, everyone! Lisa here from Fabulous Habits – and I am thrilled to be back, posting here on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry. I was part of the Kenarry team a couple of years ago, and I’m back more inspired than ever. I plan on sharing with you some of my best recipes and DIYs!

A pan full of creamy scalloped potatoes

I’m all about using potatoes when it comes to completing a meal. They’re versatile and inexpensive. They also keep for a very long time, making them ideal for feeding larger families.

Recently, I put together a couple of servings of scalloped potatoes. My take on this dish is inspired by my husband’s childhood favorite, dauphine potatoes. Dauphinoise potatoes is a French dish consisting of thinly-sliced potatoes and cream.

Potato Slices for Scalloped Potatoes

Potatoes can take a long time to bake. Even on the BBQ grill, potatoes need some extra TLC to achieve the perfect texture. Your potatoes will cook faster if you slice them thinner.

A pan of thinly-sliced potatoes that will soon become scalloped potatoes

What you need: 

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Kitchen Tools Needed: 

A pan of sliced potatoes with sliced onions sprinkled on top

Ingredients Needed: 

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

  • Red potatoes
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic
  • Butter
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Heavy cream
  • Salt
Shredded cheese on top of the raw potatoes in a square pan

For my homemade scalloped potatoes, I urge you to keep in mind how thin you are cutting your potato slices. They should be about a quarter of an inch thick. This will ensure the perfect consistency for this cheesy and creamy side dish.

Garnish for Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are great when you garnish them with your favorite toppings. The possibilities are endless: additional shredded cheese, chopped green onions, etc.

Sour cream and paprika on top of homemade scalloped potatoes in a bowl

Personally, I love adding a dollop of sour cream to my scalloped potatoes. It adds a cool, refreshing taste and gives it a bit of “oomph.” Plus, I sprinkle it with a bit of sweet paprika on top – I’m always up for some extra flavor!

Already In Your Pantry

What I love about these scalloped potatoes is that you most likely already have the ingredients in your kitchen. As I mentioned earlier, I always have a bag of potatoes since they keep for so long.

The tastiest scalloped potatoes side dish

How to make the creamiest scalloped potatoes

I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as ours does! We seriously can’t get enough of it. It’s the perfect combination of cheese and cream – and the garlic and onion give it an extra boost of flavor.

This Creamy Scalloped Potatoes is the ideal side dish. It's easy to whip up and has the most interesting flavor profile! #scallopedpotatoes
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Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

These homemade Scalloped Potatoes make for the perfect side dish. It's jam-packed full of flavor!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Salad / Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy scalloped potatoes, scalloped potatoes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 521kcal
Author: Lisa Favre


  • 2 lbs red potatoes about 6 medium-sized
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese we usually use old-age and very strong
  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F
  • Prepare your vegetables: slice your potatoes so that they’re about ¼ of an inch thick and chop onions. Place in separate bowls
  • Peel garlic and cut in half. Use the exposed ends to coat your pan, including the sides of it. Take one tablespoon of butter and coat your pan, including the sides as well (I use a paper towel to keep things neat and tidy)
  • Start your layer with a bed of potatoes. Next, add half of the sliced onions you have set aside. Add a layer of shredded cheese (a third of what you have prepared) and evenly pour half of your cooking cream. Sprinkle with salt and add a tablespoon of butter in the middle. Repeat for a second layer.
  • Your final layer should only be a bed of potatoes topped with the remainder of your cheddar cheese.
  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil and pop it in the oven for 30 minutes. Afterwards, remove the aluminum foil and bake it for another 10 minutes. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes before serving and enjoy!


Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 1110mg | Potassium: 796mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1438IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 331mg | Iron: 1mg
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Creamy scalloped potatoes in a bowl
How to make the creamiest scalloped potatoes homemade

What’s Next? 

Did you like my side dish? If so, you gotta check out my other apps and sides! See down below:

Puff Pastry Mushroom Appetizer

Easy Homemade Bruschetta

Puff Pastry Tomato Tart

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