The Shady Porch: Easy Delicious Scalloped Potatoes

4.21.2014

Easy Delicious Scalloped Potatoes

It is always a surprise when a supporting performer outshines the star of a show. This recipe is one of those side dishes that steals the show, as they say. These easy, cheesy scalloped potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to any dinner menu. It makes a great addition to a holiday table, or a hearty one-dish weeknight supper with the addition of some cubed ham. No matter how or when you decide to serve it, you will have happy diners.

A serving of Easy, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Easy, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Easy - Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients:
4 large potatoes (any kind will work), washed and thinly sliced
1 cup of cheddar or gruyère cheese, shredded
2 T. flour (any variety)
1 stick butter
1 c. half & half (regular milk or cream can be substituted)
1/2 t. paprika
1/8 t. dried thyme
1/8 t. pepper
1 t. dry ground mustard
3/4 c. Panko bread crumbs (any bread crumbs would work)

Close Up of Easy-Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Directions:

Crumb Top - In a small bowl, mix panko crumbs, paprika, thyme and 1 T. melted butter. Set aside.

Wash and thinly slice 4 large potatoes. Rinse the potatoes and shake off excess water.

Sliced, raw potatoes for scalloped potato recipe

Boil potatoes in a pot of lightly salted water for 3-5 minutes. 
Set aside 1 cup of the boiling potato water before draining the potatoes. Drain.
Pour potatoes into heavily greased casserole dish. 

Slice remaining butter over hot potatoes.

In a large skillet, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. 
Add flour, dry mustard, and pepper. Slowly mix in the cup of reserved potato water and the half & half. 
Cook until it thickens and is bubbly. Stir in cheese until melted.

Pouring cheesy sauce over cooked potatoes for Scalloped Potato recipe

Pour sauce over the potatoes; stir to incorporate the sauce until potatoes are coated.

Stirred the chssy sauce into the cooked potatoes - Easy Delicious Scalloped Potatoes

Spread the bread crumb mixture over the top.

Added Panko bread crumb topping to the Easy Delicious Scalloped Potatoes

Cover with foil, then poke a few vent holes.

added foil cover with vents to Easy Scalloped Potato casserole dish

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are no longer firm (this depends on how thick your potato slices are).  

Easy Delicious Scalloped Potato Dish

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