Take-out Tuesday, Incredibly Easy Scalloped Potatoes

This recipe is adapted from Easy Potatoes Au Gratin created by

The Lazy Gastronome

Scalloped potatoes are thinly sliced potatoes,

layered with cheese and butter or cream

Potatoes au Gratin are basically the same,

sliced potatoes baked with cheese and usually bread crumbs

which gives them a browned topping after baking

Instead of cream in these potatoes,

Helen’s recipe calls for cream cheese

I used whipped cream cheese and Kerry Gold real butter

Helen used russet potatoes and cut them into thick slices

I opted for red potatoes and cut them very thin

For my recipe I used a round, 3 qt glass casserole with a lid

Slice potatoes and begin layering them in a casserole dish,

about 1/4 of the potatoes per layer

Season with garlic salt and pepper

Melt butter and mix it with the cream cheese as well as possible

Spoon about 1/4 of mixture onto potato layer

Top with 1/4 of the grated cheese

Repeat layers 3 more times

Adjust layers if you’re using a different type of baking dish

Dish can be refrigerated at this point for baking later if desired

Set dish out of refrigerator for at least 30 minuted if chilled

Bake at 400 degrees covered for 30 minutes

Remove lid and continue to bake for 30 more minutes

Let potatoes sit for 10 minutes before serving

Buttery Cheesy good!

These are decadent, but worth the splurge…

Leftovers reheat well, cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until hot

Incredibly Easy Scalloped Potatoes

Thinly sliced potatoes are layered with butter and cheese for an irresistible potato side dish. Make ahead and bake later and serve it with grilled meat, chicken or fish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 3 qt casserole dish


  • 10 red potatoes
  • 4 oz. whipped cream cheese
  • 1 stick 8 Tbsp, Kerry Gold butter
  • 2 cups 8 oz. grated Cheddar Blend, or cheese of choice
  • garlic salt
  • pepper


  • Thinly slice potatoes and layer 1/4 of the slices in dish. Season with garlic salt and pepper
  • Melt butter and stir in whipped cream cheese, blending as well as possible. Spoon about 1/4 of this mixture on top of potatoes in dish and sprinkle with 1/4 of the grated cheese
  • Repeat layers 3 more times
  • Cover and refrigerate dish at this point if desired.
  • Set dish out for 30 minutes if chilled before baking. Bake covered at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake for 30 more minutes.
  • Let potatoes sit for 10 minutes before serving
Keyword do ahead, easy potatoes, potato casserole, potatoes au gratin, scalloped potatoes

We enjoyed these potatoes as a side dish with

Hoisin Pork and Zucchini & Corn Sauté


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22 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Incredibly Easy Scalloped Potatoes”
  1. Bernadette says:

    Looks delicious Helen. I will have to look for that cheddar blend with cream cheese. I don’t recall seeing it in my market.

    • Thanks Bernadette, the cheese blend is a shortcut I often take so I don’t have to grate cheese, it’s mixed with a little cream cheese to assure it melts well

  2. Pam says:

    Jenna, this looks delicious! Potatoes with lots of butter and cheese has to be fabulous. The hubby made his rosemary mashed potatoes last night for dinner, it was a calorie splurge but so good. Have a beautiful Tuesday!

  3. I’ve never met a potato I didn’t like. My dad grew new potatoes in his garden this time of the year and I miss digging them out of the ground with him. This looks so good!

  4. Jenna, this recipe is so very perfect for this time of the year! Cheese, cream cheese and potatoes – all good!

  5. Boy do these look good.
    You probably don’t have any left over, right?

  6. Nancy says:

    Oh, we would love these! We May have to make it for a special occasion! Yum!
    Thank you!

  7. One of my favorite side dishes Jenna. I have to try your recipe soon…..

  8. Kitty says:

    I love scalloped potatoes, Jenna, and will have to try this version. Thank you!

  9. Kari says:

    yummy Jenna…those look so good and easy too. Trying them this week.

  10. Mary says:

    I’ve never met a potato I didn’t love Jenna! Such a tasty and easy dish! ♥

  11. Scalloped potatoes are my favorites. These look wonderful!

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