Homemade Scalloped Potatoes

homemade scalloped potatoes

These creamy homemade scalloped potatoes are made with Yukon Gold potatoes, heavy cream, butter, and milk. Serve these potatoes with your favorite hamburger, steak or other main dish. You can also find other side dish ideas like this scalloped potato recipe here.

Homemade scalloped potatoes taste so much better than making them from a box. They are easier than you would expect to make and only take about 20 minutes prep time.

If you have a food processor, slicing the potatoes can be done in minutes. Otherwise make sure you have a good heavy sharp knife to manually slice the potatoes.


You can use just about any type of potatoes in this recipe, but I personally prefer Yukon Gold potatoes. They have a great buttery flavor and a rich and creamy texture. They might be called something different in your area, but look for bags that talk about a buttery tasting potato.

One of the keys to good homemade scalloped potatoes is using heavy cream in the sauce. This results in a smooth and creamy texture and a fresh dairy taste. Crushed crackers sprinkled on the top give just a slight crunch and a slightly different flavor to these scalloped potatoes.

Serve them with ham, country fried steak, or any other main dish beef, chicken, or poultry for an evening meal. You could also consider them for a hearty breakfast or part of a brunch menu.

Homemade Scalloped Potatoes

Homemade Scalloped Potatoes
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2-1/2 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes (about 7-8 medium)
  • butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • milk
  • 2 Tablespoons crushed saltine crackers
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes. Peel the skins with a vegetable peeler.
  3. Thinly slice the potatoes and place half of them in a single layer in a 7" x 11" or larger glass baking dish.
  4. Dot the potatoes evenly with small bits of butter. Season the first layer with salt and pepper.
  5. Place a second layer of the remaining potatoes evenly over baking dish.
  6. Again dot the potatoes evenly with butter and season with more salt and pepper.
  7. Pour 1 cup heavy cream over the potatoes.
  8. Pour enough milk into the dish until you just begin to see it. Do not completely cover the potatoes.
  9. Lightly sprinkle with crushed saltine crackers on the top.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-75 minutes, until potatoes are tender and the milk and cream has thickened.
Notes
Notes: The sauce needs to be in the oven long enough to come to a boil in the baking dish, otherwise it will not thicken.

To save time and get even slices, slice the potatoes in your food processor.
 

About the author

Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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