In this easy scalloped potatoes recipe, sliced potatoes are roasted in the oven before being mixed with a simple, creamy stovetop sauce and sprinkled with Cheddar cheese. A few minutes under the broiler turns the dish golden and crispy.

Hilary Meyer
Source: EatingWell.com, October 2017

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Recipe Summary

active:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position racks in upper and lower third of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F.

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  • Toss potatoes with 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl until well coated. Divide between 2 large baking sheets and spread in an even layer. Roast, rotating the pans from top to bottom about halfway through, until tender and beginning to brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, until very soft and golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Add flour, salt and pepper; cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add milk; cook, stirring and scraping up any brown bits at the bottom of the pan. Increase heat to medium-high; cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens and bubbles, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  • When the potatoes are done, remove them from the oven. Preheat the broiler.

  • Transfer half the potatoes to a 2-quart broiler-safe baking dish. Spread half the sauce over the potatoes and top with 1/2 cup cheese. Add the remaining potatoes and top with the remaining sauce and cheese. Broil, watching carefully, until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is beginning to brown, 1 to 5 minutes, depending on your broiler. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve topped with thyme.

Tips

To make ahead: Roast potatoes (Step 2) up to 30 minutes ahead. Prepare sauce (Step 3), cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day; gently reheat until steaming before combining with the potatoes and cheese.

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; protein 7.4g 15% DV; carbohydrates 26.4g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 1.7g 7% DV; sugars 4.1g; fat 8.7g 13% DV; saturated fat 3.1g 16% DV; cholesterol 14.2mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 268.8IU 5% DV; vitamin c 7.3mg 12% DV; folate 30.2mcg 8% DV; calcium 174.1mg 17% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 37.4mg 13% DV; potassium 586.7mg 16% DV; sodium 222.9mg 9% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 13% DV.