With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Scalloped Potatoes

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Scalloped Potatoes

Old-Time Scalloped Potatoes
Nothing new about this comforting dish.
Just lots of potatoes in a creamy-cheesy sauce
You probably have all of the ingredients on hand right now to make it.
Scalloped Potatoes



4 cups potatoes, sliced very thin (I scrub the potatoes with a brush and do not peel.  You can peel if you prefer)
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups milk plus a splash more if you like them extra creamy
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, divided
nutmeg (optional)
paprika, if desired

* because I am like a little kid and love ketchup, I add about 2 Tbs. I think it adds flavor.  You may think it weird and prefer to leave it out*


Melt butter in a small pan; add onion and cook several minutes. Stir in flour; cook 2 minutes.
Whisk in milk, stirring constantly; bring to a simmer and cook 2 more minutes.

Remove from heat and add salt, pepper and a few swipes across a micro-plane of whole nutmeg. Stir in 1 cup cheese and ketchup, if using.

Place a half of the sliced potatoes in a lightly buttered or sprayed one-quart casserole dish.
Pour half of cheese sauce over potatoes.

Repeat with second layer of potatoes and cheese sauce.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese. Sprinkle lightly with paprika.

Bake uncovered for about 1 hour at 350°F. (I bake in toaster oven and cover with foil if browning too much).
Servings: 6


Deb said...

I'm going to try this. Thanks for the recipe. Deb

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

comfort food for sure and one I know my family would enjoy...looks wonderful

Cranberry Morning said...

Ah, YUM. What time is dinner? I haven't made scalloped potatoes in ages. Looks wonderful.


Love this wonderful confort food the best! I like your r├ęcipe sweetie...thanks for sharing. I'm Hungry.
Have a great week.

Kathleen said...

Always searching for the ultimate recipe for this! I love ketchup, it is a food group for my gkids! :)

podso said...

One of my husband's favorites. We have it often for New Years or Easter … I guess I should be thinking about it soon!

nancycreative.com said...

These potatoes look wonderful–wish I could have some right now! :)

Paula said...

Catsup? Yes, kinda weird but I'm going to try it. I looked at your picture closely to see if it turned your final product pink but don't see any evidence. Thanks for the idea.

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Love this dish! It
1. has potatoes
2. has cheese

True comfort food!

Ann said...

I absolutely love scalloped potatoes. Usually I throw some ham in with mine

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I just mentioned to the kids that we should have these soon! No doubt my oldest will add some ketchup at the table:@)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I like the idea of the little bit of ketchup in scalloped potatoes! Next time I make them I'll try it :) My mouth is watering!

Cheryl said...

This looks delicious!

Your food photography is always beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

One of our favorites . Hubby always likes them with slices of ham. Yum!!! xo Diana

Barbara said...

You are so right! Scalloped potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. Yours look awesome!

Ceil said...

Hi Lorraine! My daughter and her little ones are coming to stay for a few days next week. This looks like a perfect side-dish to warm us up. It's still cold here!

Thank you :)

Maggie Ann said...

Yum...the perfect dish for this kind of chilly weather. =) I made stuffed peppers this week and they were so good. Hope your day is fun...I hope mine will pick up some energy....smile.

kitty said...

What a perfect dish of comfort food, Lorraine! Who doesn't love a creamy dish of scalloped potatoes? These would be a perfect addition to an Easter buffet.

bj said...

Oh, dear...such trouble here with the Compute that finally died. I am trying to use son's notebook til new computer come in and it' is sooo hard
Yes, the package is here. It is at my daughters house..we were out of town until today and I will go get it tomorrow.
Thanks so so much and I'll get back to you when I can use this notebook again just know the pkg. arrived safe and sound.
Love, bj

corners of my life said...

Old-Time Recipes are often the best. Thanks.

Gypsy Heart said...

My mother used to make scalloped potatoes and I used to...a lot. :) Thanks for the reminder of this special comfort food!

I've been having so many technical problems around here and haven't been visiting as much as I'd like.


Gypsy Heart said...

My mother used to make scalloped potatoes and I used to...a lot. :) Thanks for the reminder of this special comfort food!

I've been having so many technical problems around here and haven't been visiting as much as I'd like.


Nancy's Notes said...

Scrumptious looking and I'm printing this recipe right now! Thank you for sharing!

SarahGeorge said...

Looks delicious! Amazing photography as always :). Thank you for your sweet visit :)

The Old Parsonage said...

I'll be right over on this lovely rainy day. I need some comfort food!

Stay dry!

Sue said...

I bet it tastes as good as it looks, Thanks for sharing, I am printing this one for sure.

marie said...

This looks so yummy...I love the addition of the ketchup! Must be the little kid in me too!

Just a little something from Judy said...

My husband will be so very happy if I make these. Thank you for including the easy to print recipe. Because we both like the taste of ketchup, we will try it your way. Thanks so much for sharing another one of your amazing recipes.


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