Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Jane Bruce
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

I have a confession to make: I'm not the biggest potato fan. But this recipe gets me every time. Thin slices of potato smothered in creamy, delicious Gruyère cheese — there's no way that could be bad. Serve this as the perfect fall side dish (my family even gives it a spot on the Thanksgiving menu).

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16
Servings
101
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 2  Tablespoons  unsalted butter, plus more for the baking dish
  • 1/2  yellow onion, sliced thinly
  • cups shredded Gruyère cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Nutmeg, to taste
  • 2  Cups  whole milk

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place the potato slices in a bowl of cold water and soak for a few minutes to remove some of the starch. Remove from the water and thoroughly pat dry. Lightly coat the potato slices in flour.

Butter an 8-by-8-inch baking dish. Place a layer of potato slices on the bottom of the dish. Top with a few of the onion slices, some of the cheese, then season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg, to taste. Place a few dollops of butter on top of the layer. Place another layer of potatoes, onions, cheese, and seasonings, and repeat until all ingredients are used up (end with a sprinkling of cheese and a few dollops of butter).

Pour the milk over the potato mixture (it should come about ¾ of the way up the potatoes). 

Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake uncovered until the top is golden brown and bubbly and the potatoes are easily pierced with a knife, about another 15 minutes.

For the Slow Cooker Version:

Butter 3 3 quart slow cooker. Place a layer of potato slices on the bottom of the dish. Top with a few of the onion slices, some of the cheese, then season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg, to taste. Place a few dollops of butter on top of the layer. Place another layer of potatoes, onions, cheese, and seasonings, and repeat until all ingredients are used up (end with a sprinkling of cheese and a few dollops of butter).

Pour the milk over the potato mixture (it should come about ¾ of the way up the potatoes).

Cover with foil and bake in the slow cooker for 3 hours on low. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
31µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
96mg
10%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
110mg
16%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
215mg
14%
Water
31g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cheesy Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheesy Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

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