Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced, not rinsed
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook onion in butter until soft, add flour and cook for 2 minutes, whisking. Whisk in milk and cook until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup of cheese, stirring until melted; season with salt and pepper. Layer half of potatoes in a baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with half of sauce. Layer remaining potato slices on top of sauce and season. Top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.


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I wish I had read the reviews first, but I didn't have access to them on my mobile phone. There was not nearly enough liquid, and the potatoes were really underdone after the recommended cooking time. I wasn't sure if cooking them longer would help (since they seemed too dry anyway), so I ended up making another (extremely quick-cooking) dish entirely. :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
Doubled recipe and needed it to cook 2 hrs at 350. Yummy though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, but the potatoes never get done.... i cooked for a total of 75 minutes and they never softened up item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful & simple! The whole family loved them! Even my finicky eater! As far as the cooking, I was already behind on my dinner prep, so I sliced and put potatoes on to boil while I made the sauce. So the potatoes were about half cooked when I drained them and began my layers for baking. They turned out perfect! Thanks Emeril! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolute yumminess in a baking dish. I cook this often and we eat it all like it is candy. Of course, I do "tweak" it a tiny bit by mixing swiss and cheddar cheeses. I use white cheddar because I can get a decent sized, very tasty block of it at my COSTCO store. I also get a huge wedge of swiss to keep on hand for eating and cooking!!!!!!! This recipe puts all other scalloped potato recipes to shame according to my family! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simply devine, wonderful comfort food! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe!! Reminded me of my mothers scalloped potatoes!! Thanks Emeril !!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Believe it or not, this was my first Emeril dish (well side and I loved it!!! So good and cheesy and creamy, my daughter loved it too, will do again, and it was so simple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used swiss n cheddar cheeses. Added onion powder, overall really good and easy to make.. potatoes took longer to bake than what the recipe called for so give yourself twice the amount of time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this several times - they are really good, I add ham and make it meal. However, the cooking time is WAY off - I cook them covered at 425 and stir them every half hour. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't read the reviews ahead of time and the potatoes were barely started after 30 minutes. The rest of my meal was overdone waiting for the potatoes to get done. I've made a lot of Food Network recipes and never had this happen before. Par boiling the potatoes first would be another option to cooking them in the oven longer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Deeeelicious! I made these potatoes for thanksgiving and everyone loved them. I topped them with green onions and bacon bits. (Perfect combination I will definitely make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids are not big on potatoes, but they love these! Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A-uhhhhhhh-mazing! I've made these potatoes several times and love them! They are my new signature side dish. My family and family's family loves them. I had never made scalloped potatoes before attempting these...so easy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! Never made scalloped potatoes before and these were the hit of the night. Everyone quickly ate these up because they were so good. I followed the recipe close but had cooked an extra 15 to 20 minutes. Also, added additional cheese on top. Next time I make these, I will make more of it!! Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe - and yes the cooking times are definately and totally off. Sooooooo - I cheated and put this dish into my microwave and nuked it for 30 - 35 minutes on high. The potatoes came out nice and soft and everything tasted great. I did cover the dish loosly with plastic wrap and a paper towel so the cheese sauce would not burn. The last 5 minutes in the microwave, I sprinkled a little of the grated cheddar cheese over the top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight. Delicious. I baked it for about 80 minutes. It turned out perfect. I'm taking these to my next potluck. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As stated by other reviewers, this cooking time was WAY off. I sliced mine paper thin on the mandolin and still they took over an hour to cook through. Other than that...it was a lovely dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved these scalloped potatoes, but I failed to read the reviews indicating a longer cooking time! Fortunately, I gave myself time to work with, but definitely plan to cook much longer than the 30 minutes stated. I cooked for an hour covered and another half hour uncovered. Yummy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These potatoes are delicious!!! HOWEVER--I did read reviews before preparing, and I think that made all the difference. Like others mentioned, my potatoes required extra cooking time (some of which was uncovered so they didn't turn out "goopy", and I seasoned the heck out out of them with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I made this for Easter last year, and it was the first side dish to be polished off. My pickier family members only ate these potatoes. There's definitely been requests for these again, but the extra maneuvering around the recipe prevented me from giving it five stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the only Scalloped Potatoes I will eat! I make them all the time I do suggest increasing the sause b/c Emeril's measerments just don't make enough. You don't need to double the recipe just increase each ingredients by a little bit...play w/it until you find what works for you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Cheese Scalloped Potatoes and this is the best I ever had. Try different Cheeses for a different taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Christmas 2010 dinner and it was delish! I expanded the recipe (1 1/2 times and it needed 1 hour in the oven. I am making it for Super Bowl tomorrow... good winter comfort food that will surely be a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Like others have mentioned - cooking time is inaccurate - I cooked for one and 1/4 hours. I used one cup of heavy creme instead of milk, added garlic and topped with blue cheese crumbles 15 minutes before I took it out of the oven. Those minor changes/additions made it a delicious side dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought these potatoes were great but only gave a four star rating as the cooking time stated in the recipe is inaccurate. My potatoes cooked a total of one hour and ten minutes (luckily I read other reviews first and planned accordingly). I baked them forty minutes covered and twenty minutes uncovered to develop a nice crust. I did another ten minutes in the microwave as they were not quite fork tender. I recommend this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe as a dry run before I made it on Christmas Day for 20 people. It was ok....but I feel like it needs something. I am going to make it with some extra seasoning. I am definitely not overly happy with the way it came out as the recipe stated. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great Recipe! Must cook for at least 1hr! Also, season the potatoes with some season salt or whatever you have! Also, add at least 1 full C of cheese to the sauce, makes it much better!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is great and easy. The prep time is not long and it tastes delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It has been a very long time since I've made scalloped potatoes from scratch because it just takes so much time to cook. I pre-boiled the potatoes which made cooking time perfect. I had cooked more potatoes than the recipe called for and should have doubled the recipe for the sauce; other than that it was perfect! Can't wait to use it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My old-time recipe is exactly double this one and uses a 9 x 13 dish (I always use glass.) So, if you make this one, use an 8 x 8 glass dish. Also, I do NOT mix the cheese into the white sauce. Just sprinkle half in the middle and reserve the rest for topping. Uncover for the last 5 minutes and top with the remaining cup of cheese to melt. This avoids the goopiness mentioned before and it's so yummy this way. It's true. You MUST cover this dish and it MUST bake for 55-60 minutes, sometimes more. Sometimes, I've adjusted and raised the temp to 375, but it still takes an hour, but with more certainty that it will be cooked through. My recipe is a hand-me-down and is worth the wait. Try these adjustments and you'll be glad you did. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So I decided to try this recipe for scalloped potatoes, because it seemed much easier than the recipe I usually use. The flavor was alright, my regular recipe I think is MUCH better. But the cooking time is ridiculous. My potatoes were cut with a food processor so they were SUPER thin, and I cooked it for the 30 minutes, went to eat them, not done. So, I put them in the microwave for 10 minutes, still not done. So, I put them in the microwave again for another 10 minutes. The potatoes still were not completely done. So I finally put them in the oven again for another 30 minutes, and decided to just eat them tomorrow with dinner. Not bad, but the cooking time is SUPER annoying. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not only does it have everyday ingredients that you already have in your pantry, but it is great. I wanted simple and fast and this is the way to go. I didn't want fancy cheese and cream, so I tried this recipe. Amazing, it tasted like it had cream in it. I definately recommend it!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
They do not bake in 30 min, so what I do is I slice as directed and place on plate in microwave (single layer) usually 2 one , then another plate full. Microwave a few min until a tad soft and proceed with recipe. Works great. Quick no mess. These potatoes are great, so with so much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
so i have never made homemade scalloped potatoes before but i followed directions exactly. had to cook at least an hour before potatoes were tender and it was gooey. not in a good way. the stuff in a box is much better. the sauce was good before it was cooked, might be a good start for mac and cheese, but not for potatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great dish for your family. I like it alot jus u got to let it cook a lil bit longer than usual. I added sum extra things in there to give a lil kick to it but over all it's really good item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did double this recipe to take to a family gathering. I also substituted heavy cream for the milk to made it a little richer. Came out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I knew from past recipes that the potatoes never seem to bake in the time the recipes say, so I put the potatoes in water and boiled them while I made the sauce. Didn't boil them until done, but just until they had more tenderness to them than raw. I also made it with two potatoes because I know I like more saucy potatoes. Turned out great. I did use 1 cup skim milk and 1/4 half and half (didn't have any whole milk). Extra sharp cheddar added good flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so simple but so TASTY! The recipe is forgiving if you don't follow it exactly. A great potato dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been looking for a simple and delicious potato recipe while trying to avoid Velveeta and this is it! The cooking time did need adjustment but the end result was awesome! The amount of sauce was perfect for us, enough but not too runny. Plus I topped the dish with extra cheese and some pancetta I had and we loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this a couple times and everyone enjoyed it. I've used cheddar which is great but try it with greyere ... to die for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy and delicious...I used my food processor to slice the potatoes thin, but they needed to be cooked about twice as long before they were tender (I tested by pricking with a fork). I covered and baked for 40 minutes, then baked uncovered to get a nice golden crust - Yum! Some recipes need to be adjusted for your tastes...isn't that what the art of cooking is all about? So, don't let that deter you from trying this recipe out! It's a good starting point. I think I'd add fresh thyme to the boiling milk and cubed ham or bacon to the mix next time I use this one :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great. I cooked dinner for eight and they love the Cheese Scalloped Potatoes. Since the cheese already has salt I wouldn't season the potatoes with salt. Also I would add one more potatoe to this ecipe. I doubled the recipe for 8 servings and for my taste there is to much sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and delicious. I double the recipe but bake in 2 pans. They disappear quickly. Ann, Scottsdale item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family Loved these Spuds! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These potatoes were not difficult to make and they were very tasty. This will definitely be a repeat recipe in my house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great basic recipe for scalloped potatoes! Took over to a friends house and we all loved it! I will make this again and may add a little more seasoning next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried Emeril's scalloped potatoes and my fiance'and I loved the scalloped potatoes.I never made scalloped potatoes until tonight for dinner and they are a big hit with the both of us.Thanks Lorrie item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe carefully but it did not turn out well. There was clearly not enough sauce for this amount of potatoes because the potatoes were dry and did not get cooked fully even when quadrupling the baking time. The final result was barely edible... and I am not a picky eater. I think with scalloped potatoes you need to go with a recipe using heavy cream and lots of butter and cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family really enjoyed these scalloped potatoes but... we had to make so many adjustments in the cooking instructions that it has almost become our recipe. The recipe did not state what temperature to cook the onions on the stovetop- we chose medium and then stopped cooking after four minutes instead of eight to avoid burning. As the other reviews stated 30 minutes in the oven is not any where near long enough. We ended up cooking it longer than an hour. Not a lot of fun when you have a one year old that gets grumpy when dinner's later than 530. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this dish as a primary side for a Prime Rib. Solid Recipe - I used two types of cheese for a more robust flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe. I did 1.5 times the amount of ingredients and even extra cheese. We like sharp cheese so I used 1/2 white and 1/2 orange for color. Cooked 60 minutes at 375 which gave a very nice, browned and kind of chewy cheesy crust. The inside was nice and soft. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry, Emeril, this recipe was "just okay". I always add cheese and onions to my scalloped potatoes. Please don't let my review disuade you from making this, it was fine, just nothing new. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was super cheesy and creamy. It was also super easy to prepare! A keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i wanted a simple recipe that incorporated my husband's 2 favorite foods "potatoes and cheese" he loved every bite. i served this with some garlic baked lamb. thank you item not reviewed by moderator and published
Stick with the basics and don't try to "improve" your grandma's recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
They tasted great and were very easy to make... I am definetly glad I read the reviews first though as I ended up cooking for 1 hour and they were cooked perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
not only quick , but a great side dish for any meal when your in a hurry . Great taste ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the cooking time was way off. Try this: double the sauce and add some fresh thyme right before the cheese (I used 2 cups of sharp white cheddar). Use very thin layers of potato then some sauce (in 3 layers, not 2). Bake at 350 covered for 40 min., then uncovered 20 min. A nice golden top will form...yum. The flavor was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love watching, and trying his receipes. It just shows that we can really cook like him. (well almost) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good recipe needs more cheese to me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
cook about 50 minutes . add plenty of salt and pepper item not reviewed by moderator and published
These potatoes did not cook in the time specified, which delayed my dinner by almost half an hour. Nothing special, but not bad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These weren't bad. They didn't have enough cheese for me though. The cheese mixture just made a creamy sauce, and I would have preferred a stronger cheese flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is easy and delicious. The whole family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very good, it is a staple in my recipe collection. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I find these to be excellent, especially when you're looking for a simple side dish, in which you already have the ingredients for. I use an Irish White cheddar, but just about any melting cheese will do. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I USED COLBY & MONTEREY JACK INSTEAD...SO THEY COULD HAVE TASTED CHEESIER (MY OWN FAULT)! BUT THEY WERE REALLY EASY TO MAKE & STILL CAME OUT GREAT! I AGREE THAT THE COOKING TIME NEEDS TO BE ABOUT 20-30 MINUTES LONGER! YOU MUST TRY THESE! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was good, but I agree with others - it was a little dry and definitely needed to be cooked alot longer. I would make a recipe and a half of the sauce or even double it for b/c alot of othe sauce evaporates. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was OK, but kind of bland. I don't know...maybe we're just not scalloped potato people. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very easy and turned out delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made scalloped potatoes like this for years, saute'ing onions is a must. Have added roasted garlic at times, added Provolone cheese when I didn't have enough Cheddar. Always comes out great. It is out of this world with Gruyre cheese and a container of Creme Fraiche!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fixed this as a side with the meatloaf and it seemed to compliment the dish very well. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious. I added pepperjack cheese to give it a little kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved it & it was so simple! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe is very very easy to make, and has become one that is requested when we have a family get together. This year I told my dad that I was making ham and scalloped potato's he said dont say any more, everything else is just cake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
so i added it to this recipe (instead of cooking onions in butter I just heated up some bacon first and used the grease..mmm) also i doubled up on the liquid and used a 400 degree oven for 45 mins.. pretty dam tasty. ja ja ja. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was great. My kids even loved it. I was simple to do. I made my sauce up a couple of days ahead. And heated up when I need it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My company loves to potluck and I love to cook. We always pick a theme and sometimes I just get stuck on what to make. Thank goodness for Emeril! I love to make his recipes, they are easy and always a big hit. I always get alot of requests for this recipe when we potluck even if the theme is chinese. Love this recipe! It's easy to adapt to whatever you need. I threw some ham into it to make a whole dinner. BIG hit!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a quick and easy dish from start to finish. I added bacon for a little bit of extra flavor. My family really enjoyed this wonderful and easy side dish. Thanks Emeril! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe could have used more sauce or a different cooking solution to keep the dish moist. I'd probably add more seasoning to the mix to make it more interesting to the adult palate (kids would probably love this). Cooking time in the recipe is definitely NOT correct; I added another 10 minutes. I will likely try this recipe again with modifications. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made these potatoes a few times, and they are always a hit! They are easy and delicious. They do take a bit longer than suggested to bake and cook fully, I would suggest slicing the potatoes a bit thinner than called for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this! Nice and cheesy. Added ham and made it into a meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loved this recipe - I was also leery of the onions but my husband said to add this to my recipe box so I am making this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These potatoes were the big hit at our annual Oktoberfest Party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for a side dish and my kids ate it up and wanted more. This is very simple and take little time to prepare. Personally, I "kicked it up a notch" for my taste with some pepper sauce and it was even better! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't read the comments before I made this dish, but I did up the cooking time to one hour because I had made some changes in the recipe. I used four very small russet potatoes, and made a little more white sauce than the recipe called for, and I also might have used a little more cheese than called for. I had to bake it on 325 instead of 350, because I was cooking a ham at the same time. After 45 minutes covered and 15 minutes uncovered my potatoes were no where near done. Kind of a bummer because my ham was done. It took about an additional hour to finish the potatoes. The dish tasted fine, but I'm only giving it two stars because I think listing a reasonably accurate cooking time is a pretty important thing to a good recipe. On the plus side I did learn a valuable lesson - always read the review before trying a recipe :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
... it needed to be cooked a little longer. perhaps, 45 mins at 375 degrees or so. other than that, thought it was delish! oh yeah, i added garlic in with the onions for some added flavor :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Three potatoes? Weight could range from 9 ounces to 3 pounds! How about being a little more specific? (I used 1.5 pounds potatoes.) 30 minutes? I sliced my potatoes with a 2mm food processor blade and they still took over an hour to cook. This is a flawed recipe, but if you're a good cook and can navigate your way around the flaws, the actual flavor of the final dish is quite good. I suggest parboiling the potatoes for five minutes or so. Drain, then shock them in ice water. Continue the recipe. Increase the oven temp to 400. If the potatoes are still not tender in 30 minutes, add 1/4 cup boiling water to the dish and return to oven. Test again in 10-12 minutes. This recipe, as is, is not recommended for novices. You probably won't get decent results unless you've happened to guess everything just about right. By the way, use almost any melting cheese you like, cheddar, gruyere... whatever. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make and taste delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very yummy and easy to make! It goes faster with two people doing all the chopping since I don't own a slicer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Although this recipe tasted fine, it took much longer to cook than the recipe indicated. And the cheese didn't melt to a good consistency. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great! These were a big hit in my house and so easy to prepare. Next time I will have to make more! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very good recipe. The indicated cooking time does seem to be to short. However, oven temperatures do vary, so who knows. We ended up cooking ours for about 50 minutes at 375 to 400 F. It seems that you could use just about any kind of good melting cheese with this recipe including monterrey jack, white cheddar, Velveeta, Cheeze Whiz, etc. I also recommend using whole milk and not 2% or skim milk. Definitely a keeper recipe that lends itself to almost infinite possible variations. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I selected my potatoes and prepared them prior to making my sauce. the potatoes were too large, so I had to make two batches of sauce, and I may have need three. Also, with the additional size of the dish I had to cook this much longer than initially anticipated. However, once the potatoes reached the correct consistency this was a very good recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe was simple, which I liked, but it needed more liquid and seasoning. It also needed a longer cooking time than was indicated in the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy receipe! Sauce is very good. Added ham and turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good. I needed to add more seasoning since I found it bland. The potatoes where a bit hard so I think I could have cooked it longer. I made those potatoes as thin as I could and I thought I did very well in that department. I think maybe next time I will add some other flavorful cheeses to add more flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have wanted to try making scalloped potatoes from scratch for a long time and finally did it for Easter dinner this year. This recipe was delicious! Best of all it was easy. My only criticism would be that it took longer to cook than suggested. Next time I would turn up the heat to 375' and cook for at least 45mins. Everyone can't wait for me to make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I must have cooked these for over two hours and the potatoes were still raw. I used Yukon gold potatoes...I wonder if that was the cause? The taste was good and I will try it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It can help to either slice the potatoes thinner or raise the oven temperature to 400. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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