Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Total Time:
1 hr
10 min
50 min

4 servings

  • 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

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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    Doubled recipe and needed it to cook 2 hrs at 350. Yummy though!
    Very tasty, but the potatoes never get done.... i cooked for a total of 75 minutes and they never softened up
    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!
    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!
    Simply devine, wonderful comfort food!
    I love this recipe!! Reminded me of my mothers scalloped potatoes!! Thanks Emeril !!!!!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    My kids are not big on potatoes, but they love these! Great recipe!
    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 easy and delicious!
    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
    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.
    I made this tonight. Delicious. I baked it for about 80 minutes. It turned out perfect. I'm taking these to my next potluck.
    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 was a lovely dish.
    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!!
    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.
    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 w/it until you find what works for you.
    I love Cheese Scalloped Potatoes and this is the best I ever had. Try different Cheeses for a different taste.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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!!
    This is great and easy. The prep time is not long and it tastes delicious!
    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.
    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.
    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.
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