Scalloped Potatoes

One of the tastiest things in life are made with just a few simple ingredients. Scalloped Potatoes is one of those dishes, it consists of just potatoes, cream, cheese and butter, with a little salt and fresh-cut herbs as garnish. For extra flavor and something different, I sometimes add bacon and mushrooms and it serves as a full meal.   Ok, it’s not the healthiest meal in the world but that’s why they invented treadmills. 


4 tablespoons butter, or less
2 to 3 whole  potatoes, depending on size
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup whole milk
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon salt, freshly ground
1/4 teaspoon white peppercorns, freshly ground
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
2 ounces Gruyère, shredded
1 tablespoon curly parsley, finely chopped


Preheat oven at 375°F.

I used 4 mini oval eared dishes.

Grease the dishes with butter, then rub garlic on the bottom and inner sides of each dish. Pour a little bit of cream at the bottom of each dish.

Peel and cut the potatoes into 1/16-inch thick slices.  Make a first thin packed layer of potatoes.

In a bowl, mix the cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

In a small pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and saute the remaining garlic until light golden. Sprinkle over the first layer of potatoes. Sprinkle a thin layer of Gruyère. Coat the layered potatoes with the cream mixture using a tablespoon. Layer the rest of the sliced potatoes, make sure it’s tightly and evenly packed. Pour the rest of the cream on each dish. Finish with the rest of the Gruyère. Top with bits of butter.
Place 4 dishes on a baking sheet. Bake for about 50 minutes. Check for tenderness of the potatoes with a knife.


22 Responses to “Scalloped Potatoes”

  1. C O M F O R T F O O D !!! Yummy! I love scalloped potatoes! This recipe looks soooooo delicious! I must try it soon. Thank you for thinking of us simple ones. This one is easy. I can do it! Blessings to you, Amanda…xxoo

  2. Oh no, Amanda! I’ve been on the phone to New Jersey and missed the dinner hour. I’m starving and made the mistake at peeking at this blog. This has to be one of my all time favs. I’m salivating. Rooooaaarr! *Runs to chew on Jicama* Love to you 🙂

  3. Oh I do love scalloped potatoes, and yours in the picture remind me how long it’s been since I’ve had them. Must try your recipe, looks wonderful!

  4. anything with potatoes is a meal to me! enjoy your week xxx

  5. And such a pretty dish too 🙂

  6. Yes indeed. That is way they invented treadmills … and weekdays when you eat just salad to make up. Yum! Yum! Just lovely …

  7. Nice one!Always a winner! xx

  8. Oh yummm, a favourite for me too!!

  9. lifeinarecipe Says:

    I love scalloped potatoes, but have never had them with cheese..another one of your great recipes to add to my list!

  10. […] a great love of cheese, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try the recipe for Scalloped Potatoes that Amanda posted the other day on her blog […]

    • Your friendship means more to me than words can ever say…thanks so much my friend ….my life’s a bit busy this time of year (at the office) but promise to be back in no time again!! ) Biggest hugs xxx

  11. Amanda, that looks WONDERFUL! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Wonderful seeing you here my friend…thanks so very much, my life’s a bit busy this time of year (at the office) but promise to be back in no time again!! ) Biggest hugs xxx

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