Scalloped Potatoes

Hello all–  Who doesn’t love potatoes??  Add a creamy sauce and a couple kinds of cheese, even better–hot and bubbly from the oven.   We served up these potatoes with peppery grilled tri-tip and a bright salad to a table full of friends Saturday night. Delish!

3 tab. butter
2 small yellow onion, chopped fine
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup flour
1  1/2 cup chicken broth
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 tsp. thyme leaves, divided
4 pounds yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled, sliced thin
2 cups cheddar, grated
1/2 cup parmesan romano

In a large skillet melt the butter and throw in the chopped onion, cook until the onion is tender, not yet browned.  Add in the garlic and cook a minute more.

Stir in the flour, until a thick paste forms.  Then pour in the chicken broth, stirring as you go until they mixture is smooth.  Keep simmering.  Stir in the milk, salt & pepper and 1 tsp. of the thyme leaves.  Keep stirring as the mixture simmers until it is a thick smooth sauce (about 3 or 4 minutes).  Turn off the heat.

Slice the potatoes thinly and layer half of them in a 9″x13″ pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Over the first half of the potatoes, drizzle half of the sauce.  Then sprinkle on 1 cup of the cheddar cheese and all of the parmesan.  Add the rest of the potatoes and top with the remaining sauce and cheese.

Cover the top with foil, tenting it so that it doesn’t touch the sauce and cheese on top the potatoes.  Pop it covered into a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.  Then remove the foil and cook 20 to 25 minutes more until the potatoes are tender when you poke them with a fork.

Serve them hot, garnished with the remaining teaspoon of thyme leaves sprinkled on top.  Delish!!



29 thoughts on “Scalloped Potatoes

      • Hi Rhonda – yes, you need simple right now with all your visitors. We are road tripping to Louisville to see my son for Christmas, he is working over winter break to make some $$$$. Excited!! Christmas cookies will be traveling! -Kat

        • Awesome!! Sounds like a fun road trip!! I know he’ll be excited to see you all (and the cookies!!). We’re driving up to San Francisco the 20th to 23rd– and taking plain cookies and frosting for the grand-kids to decorate. Christmas hugs friend!!

    • Hey Marcia– yep, we can’t eat these things every day– but who doesn’t love cheesy potatoes?? Just checked in on your blog Marcia– Loved loved the Snowman post!! So man great ideas– I’m jotting them down! thanks!! How is Christmas prep coming along at your house?? Do you travel somewhere or have it at home? hugs hugs!

  1. Hey Rhonda! Going to make these for Jeff tonight, along with a very easy store-bought roast chicken. He saw these potatoes on your blog and said they looked good. I can take a hint!

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