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Scalloped potatoes in a baking dish.
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The BEST Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are a classic, indulgent side dish. Thinly sliced potatoes are layered with a creamy sauce, then baked til golden brown. Watch the video above to see how I make them!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Scalloped Potatoes, Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 518kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 2 pounds russet potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon butter cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded asiago cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large shallot finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg


  • Position a rack in the upper third of your oven and preheat to 425 degrees fahrenheit.
  • In a small bowl, combine the diced shallot, chopped thyme, salt and pepper. Give it a stir and set it aside.
  • In another bowl combine the shredded mozzarella, asiago and gruyere cheeses, and mix together.
  • Add half of the butter to a large oven-safe skillet on medium-high heat. Add half of the potato slices, spreading them out.
  • Sprinkle 2/3 of the shallot mixture over the potatoes and then half of the three cheese blend.
  • Arrange the remaining potato slices on top and sprinkle with the remaining shallot mixture. Pour the cream on top and add the nutmeg.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes on the stove.
  • Dot the potatoes with the remaining butter pieces. Then sprinkle the remaining three cheese blend and top with the parmesan cheese.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until golden, about 25-30 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before serving and garnish with a thyme sprig.



  • If you don't have an oven-safe pan, after simmering on the stove you can slide the mixture into a 13x9 oven-safe baking dish.
  • Recipe adapted from Food Network.


Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 679mg | Potassium: 710mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1486IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 1mg