Scalloped Potatoes

The other night, Shawn told me he wanted scalloped potatoes.  I immediately freaked out because this is something I've never cooked before that wasn't a box mix anyway.  I love to cook and take pride in my abilities, but this was something that I thought was a little outside of what I'm capable of.  I told Shawn that I couldn't guarantee they would be eatable but that I would try if he found me a recipe like what he was wanting.  He found a recipe for me on  Tonight, I tried the recipe with a few of my own adjustments and they actually turned out wonderful!

Scalloped Potatoes

This picture isn't from my scalloped potatoes, but this is exactly what they looked like.  I just forgot to take a picture of them before we ate them.

  • 4 cups sliced raw potatoes  ( I used Yukon Gold potatoes since those are our favorites)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter (I ended up probably using more than this)
  • 2 cups milk
  • I also added a little garlic powder

Place half the potatoes in a greased baking dish. Sprinkle with half the salt, pepper, garlic, flour, onion, and cheese. Dot with bits of butter. Repeat layer then add milk to cover potatoes. Cover with foil or lid and bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tender. Take the lid off near the end of cooking to brown, or put under broiler for a few minutes.
Serves 4 to 6.
I ended up having to cook them for about an hour and 15 minutes before taking the foil off for another 5 minutes or so.

They turned out so good and I will definitely be hanging on to this recipe.


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