April 2, 2018

Super Easy Scalloped Potatoes

All the taste of traditional Scalloped Potatoes with half the work! Layers of potatoes and cheese smothered in an easy, cheesy, creamy sauce... so good!


Super Easy Scalloped Potaotes! All the taste of traditional Scalloped Potatoes with half the work! Layers of potatoes and cheese smothered in an easy, cheesy, creamy sauce... so good!

Y’all know what a rice lover I am. I rarely cook potatoes because, well, I’d rather have rice. Husband has come to love it too… though, that might be because he hasn’t had a choice. Either learn to love rice or you’ll go hungry at my house 😁

Every now and again, he’ll ask for potatoes. And since he rarely asks for anything special, I try to oblige him when he does.

Super Easy Scalloped Potaotes! All the taste of traditional Scalloped Potatoes with half the work! Layers of potatoes and cheese smothered in an easy, cheesy, creamy sauce... so good!

This past Christmas he asked for Scalloped Potatoes. Since it was Christmas Eve and I was NOT going back out to the store, I had to work with the ingredients I had on-hand. Which wasn’t much. I didn’t have any flour or cream to make a sauce. I only had one block of cheese that wasn’t earmarked for another recipe. The only reason I even had potatoes in the house was because I was making my Southern-Style Green Beans & Potatoes and the 10-lb. bag was the same price as the small bag so I bought the big ‘un.

Super Easy Scalloped Potaotes! All the taste of traditional Scalloped Potatoes with half the work! Layers of potatoes and cheese smothered in an easy, cheesy, creamy sauce... so good!

I was looking through the pantry and found a can of condensed cheddar soup which I’d picked up to make the Smothered Chicken Casserole later in the week. The entire base of that recipe is ultimately just really easy Scalloped Potatoes. YASSSSS!!! So I decided to use that as a jumping off point for my potatoes!

Super Easy Scalloped Potaotes! All the taste of traditional Scalloped Potatoes with half the work! Layers of potatoes and cheese smothered in an easy, cheesy, creamy sauce... so good!

They looked gorgeous when I took them out of the oven… like, they surprised me. I wasn’t expecting anything special but Lord, they did look good. I set up a buffet and called everyone to come eat. As we were eating, everyone (even the kids) kept raving about how good the potatoes were. All the recipes I’d spent hours (some of them DAYS) making were completely overshadowed by the potatoes. It was kind of like when you cook a huge Sunday dinner and everyone loves the bread, the one store-bought thing on the table. Ugh.

Super Easy Scalloped Potaotes! All the taste of traditional Scalloped Potatoes with half the work! Layers of potatoes and cheese smothered in an easy, cheesy, creamy sauce... so good!

Well, when Husband asked for Scalloped Potatoes again for Easter Sunday, I didn’t even bust open any recipe books. I knew EXACTLY how to make them. The really, REALLY easy way I had before! This time I decided to write it down and take pictures so I could share the recipe with you!

Super Easy Scalloped Potaotes! All the taste of traditional Scalloped Potatoes with half the work! Layers of potatoes and cheese smothered in an easy, cheesy, creamy sauce... so good!

Feel free to add some thinly sliced onion to your layers instead of the onion powder. I used the onion powder instead in case anyone eating with us didn't like onions.


Yield: 10-12 Servings

Super Easy Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 pounds potatoes, peeled
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1 10.75-oz can condensed Cheddar Cheese soup
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder (or more to taste)

Instructions:

Spray a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray.

Cut potatoes into thin slices (not thicker than 1/4 inch). Add one layer of potato slices to the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese. Repeat this process three more times. Top everything with remaining cup of cheese.

Combine condensed cheddar soup, milk, half and half and onion powder then whisk until smooth. Pour mixture over potatoes and cheese. Cover dish with aluminum foil then bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil then continue baking for an additional 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are tender and dish is light golden brown and bubbly.

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired. 
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Super Easy Scalloped Potaotes! All the taste of traditional Scalloped Potatoes with half the work! Layers of potatoes and cheese smothered in an easy, cheesy, creamy sauce... so good!


9 comments:

  1. These are more like an au gratin potato? I live in Canada so our cheese soup sucks,I use cram of mushroom instead,tastes great!

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    1. That, it does, my friend! I learned that a few years ago when making the smothered chicken I mentioned above. I decided to call these 'scalloped' instead of 'au gratin' since it's sort of a combination of both (potatoes baked in milk/cream and potatoes baked with cheese) and since most folks in my family call them 'scalloped' no matter which kind they really are.

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  2. I thought it taste great . I cut the ingred. in half and made a smaller batch for 3 -4
    people. thanks for the recipe,

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    1. How did you cut the portion for the can of soup?

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  3. Wow! Whatever you call it...sounds delish! The only thing that would improve on it is crumbled BACON!! ;)

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  4. This was really good. I'm Canadian and used our cheese soup and it turned out fine. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I am going to make this and add diced cooked ham. Yum!

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  6. FYI. When a potato casserole (such as this one) is made w/cheese, it's called "Au Gratin". When it's made without cheese, but w/sour cream, it's THEN called "Scalloped Potatoes".

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    1. Call it whatever you want it tastes amazing. "Scalloped Au Gratin Yumminess"

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