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Easy cheesy scalloped potato recipe perfect as a side dish for 4-6 people.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese, Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4 Servings


  • Square baking pan


  • 4 cups thinly sliced potatoes (Yukon Gold or Russet; about 2 pounds give or take)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • paprika


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking dish.
  • In a small sauce pan, melt butter and stir in flour. Cook for one minute
  • Gently whisk in the milk and season with salt, garlic powder, and cayenne.
  • Cook sauce on low until smooth and boiling, stirring occasionally with a whisk.
  • Reduce heat and stir in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese.
  • Place a half of the sliced potatoes in the baking dish. Pour half of cheese sauce over potatoes. Repeat with second layer of potatoes and cheese sauce.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese on top. Top with some paprika for color.
  • Bake uncovered for about 1 hour at 350°F or longer until the potatoes are fork tender.