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The Best-Ever Creamy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

My Creamy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

The Best-Ever Creamy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe is Umm, Umm, Good! These potatoes are exactly what I think of when I think of comfort food and they are soooo delicious. My sister-in-law quite likes them and she, believe it or not, does not like scalloped potatoes! These ones are rich and it must be the presence of these extra special ingredients that makes them tasty and different to her.

I have been making these scalloped potatoes for years...since I discovered the recipe in a Parents Magazine in April of 1993. My family loves it as have all our guests to whom we have served it. My potato-loving son has always loved it. My other son, who does not love potatoes, always opted for the homemade country seed bread instead of the potatoes...until recently when he has discovered he has a taste for this delicious recipe, too.

The Best-Ever Scalloped Potatoes are a perfect accompaniment to your Easter Dinner, New Year's Dinner, Christmas Dinner or any special occasion meal. We always serve them with The Best-Ever Glazed Baked Ham. We do tend to reserve this recipe for special occasions because of its richness but there is no reason you could not prepare this recipe for creamy potatoes on a more regular basis!

Picture by me.

What Potatoes Are Best For Scalloped Potatoes?

My Mother-in-Law always matched the correct type of potatoes the the method that she was preparing them. I have always used whatever I have on hand except, that is, for this recipe. For this recipe, I go out of my way to buy Yukon Gold potatoes. I think they are perfect for this recipe and no others will do!

Can You Make Scalloped Potatoes Ahead of Time?

I do not believe you should make this recipe ahead of time. However, on the day of your meal you could prepare the potatoes and soak them in a bowl of water and you could prepare the rest of the ingredients and store them in the fridge.

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

The Best-Ever Creamy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Serves 8 to 10 people

There is some preparation work in peeling and slicing the vegetables, but otherwise this is a pretty simple recipe.


1 medium onion chopped

13 oz homemade chicken broth or one can if homemade is not available

1 cup of whipping cream

1 bay leaf

1 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1/4 cup flour

6 large potatoes peeled or unpeeled (about 3 pounds)


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  • Heat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Grease a 13 by 9 inch pan.
  • Mix together the onion, broth, cream, bay leaf, flour, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Wash the potatoes and make sure they are somewhat dry.
  • Slice potatoes into 1/4 inch slices and arrange them in your pan.
  • Add broth mix to the potatoes.
  • Cover and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove cover, give them a little stir and bake the potatoes for 45 minutes longer.

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Let me know how you've enjoyed your visit. Are you hungry for scalloped potatoes?

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on May 04, 2014:

@Invoiceberry Team: I wasn't always a big potato lover but I sure am now!

Leila from Belgium on April 15, 2014:

That looks very good!!! I think I will try it one of these days

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on April 03, 2014:

@PromptWriter: Using whipping cream adds richness (and of course calories and fat.) We enjoy these only occasionally and when we do, they are a wonderful treat.

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on April 03, 2014:

@ecogranny: I think a vegetarian version with vegetable broth instead of chicken broth would be marvelous, Grace.

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on April 03, 2014:

@smine27: Yum is right!

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on April 02, 2014:

@growownfood6: I agree!

katiesnow on March 16, 2014:

sure look great..gonna give this a try!

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on February 28, 2014:

@Lynn Klobuchar: They would be good with the addition of cheese!

Invoiceberry from London on January 23, 2014:

well, who doesn't love potatoes in the first place? :D Potatoes are always nice :)

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on January 09, 2014:

Yum is all I can say!

Kathryn Grace from San Francisco on January 06, 2014:

One of my favorite foods, prepared one of my favorite ways, and yes, your recipe does look wonderful. These days I would have to make a vegetarian version. I wonder if that will change the flavor too much. No matter, I will pin it and give it a try next time I make scalloped spuds. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

Moe Wood from Eastern Ontario on January 05, 2014:

I am a potato fan in general but scalloped is definitely one of my faves. I've never made it with whipping cream though so I'll have to give that a try.

growownfood6 on January 04, 2014:

These potatoes are exactly what I think of when I think of comfort food and they are so delicious.

Lynn Klobuchar on January 01, 2014:

Had some today for New Years! I also use Yukon Gold, but a added quite a bit of cheese to mine. My kids love cheesy potatoes. Yours look delicious, too, and I think I will try them the next time we have ham. Thanks!

Rose Jones on August 25, 2013:

Scalloped potatoes are just delicious, and everyone should have a recipe in hand because it goes with so much and potatoes are cheap. Pinned to my potatoes board.

chocochipchip on April 07, 2013:

I love it

yonique88 on April 04, 2013:

Wow! This recipe looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing it.

fifinn on April 01, 2013:

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes look delicious. May I taste it? :)

InfoCoop on March 29, 2013:

I'll be using this recipe for a side dish for Easter dinner.

anonymous on March 05, 2013:

I've been looking for a rich, creamy scalloped potatoes recipe and this is the one. Thank you so much for the lens.

kabbalah lm on February 25, 2013:

yes it sounds delicious

Trudy on February 25, 2013:

I am ready to go to the kitchen right now and begin to make Scalloped Potatoes. Thank you for reminding me how much I love them. I will use your recipe, but I think I will add the cheese, those cheesy potatoes looked pretty yummy.

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on January 07, 2013:

@TransplantedSoul: I think vegetable stock would be fine!

imagelist lm on December 24, 2012:

Thank you for sharing...

Nona Weeks from Florissant, CO on December 14, 2012:

The recipe sounds great! My family loves potatoes, so we will be trying it out.

mrsclaus411 on December 12, 2012:

Oh yes these made me hungry. They look absolutely delicious.

JoniSaitoLeckey on November 26, 2012:

These scalloped potatoes look yummy, and I love that Le Creuset baking dish!

Freestuffer LM on November 22, 2012:

Oh my..I am hungry now :D

latishaalford on November 03, 2012:

I am definitely craving this recipe.

TransplantedSoul on October 31, 2012:

Your recipe looks good - but I am vegetarian. Do you think using vegetable stock in place of the chicken would work well?

rafael-portilho on October 21, 2012:

nice recept, i am really hungry

anonymous on October 14, 2012:

I used this recipe a while back but forgot to keep it. I spent 30 min looking for it this morning because this is going to be the recipe i always use. Thank You....I bookmarked it this time :-)

moonlitta on October 03, 2012:

I will actually cook them... with a twist;)

anonymous on September 16, 2012:

This sounds really yummy am bookmarking it and adding the link to my potato lens. Hope you do not mind.

anonymous on September 10, 2012:

Returning with some fresh angel dust to sprinkle over this scalloped potato will not add calories or change the taste one little bit!

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on August 30, 2012:

I have some thick ham steaks ready for Sunday dinner. These scalloped potatoes would be perfect with that.

kevkev227 lm on August 06, 2012:

These look sooo good...thanks for sharing :)

Dickstucki1 on May 28, 2012:

These were great. I tried them last night. Thanks

KonaGirl from New York on May 17, 2012:

I didn't like my Mother's scalloped potatoes, so haven't eaten then since I was a kid. Will have to give it another go with this recipe next time I have Yukon golds in the house.

CruiseReady from East Central Florida on May 06, 2012:

Oh, yum! I am hungry for scalloped potatoes now! Two of your photos were so good I had to hurry past them, lest my mouth start watering. :)

AJ from Australia on April 26, 2012:

Another best ever recipe. The cheesy scalloped potatoes look so so good. Blessings.

davenjilli lm on April 15, 2012:

I forgot the blessings - *blessed* (in the cheesy potatoey sort of way), man this lens has made me hungry.

davenjilli lm on April 15, 2012:

yummy! they call them funeral potatoes around here cause everyone takes them to funerals LOL

biminibahamas on April 15, 2012:

I'm drooling just thinking about them, LOL!

bwet on April 11, 2012:

YUMMY! I've always been wanting to make my own scalloped potatoes. gonna use ur recipe now :D

KateHonebrink on April 09, 2012:

Oh, boy - I could practically smell the fabulous aroma of the scalloped potatoes in this lens! My mouth is watering!! Wonderful job!

suzy-t on April 07, 2012:

This looks delicious and has just been added to my Easter menu tomorrow. Thank you for sharing. Off to the store for the ingredients.

queenofduvetcover on April 05, 2012:

OMG, I need to try those scalloped potatoes now!! lol Looks delicious, thanks for sharing. =)

Mary Crowther from Havre de Grace on April 04, 2012:

Very hungry now! Love your lens!

KateHonebrink on April 01, 2012:

I was toying with the idea of making scalloped potatoes for Easter dinner - now I am certainly making them! Yummy, yummy! Can't wait!

Clairissa from OREFIELD, PA on March 14, 2012:

These Scalloped Potatoes looks so good! I am definitely going to save your recipe. Thanks

helpmeetingneeds on March 13, 2012:

Yes I am hungry and looking at yours I wonder if I have been eating scalloped potatoes.

MelonyVaughan on March 08, 2012:

Delicious! Great lens!

Chuck Nelson from California on February 20, 2012:

I have a good and easy recipe for scalloped potatoes but this looks delicious...I'll have to try it.

awesomedealz4u on February 16, 2012:

Can't wait to try this....mine have always come from a box *ashamed*

Peta Panos from Norway on February 15, 2012:

Yummy! I am making these tonight :-)

miaponzo on February 15, 2012:

YUMMMMYYYYY I haven't had scalloped potatoes for ages! Blessed!

tonyb65 on February 07, 2012:

Very simliar to the French pomme dauphinois which is thinly sliced potatoes layered and eac layer sprinked with finely pressed garlic and seasoned. Pour over cream, I use creme fraiche, sprinkle with nutmeg and cook in the oven until the potatoes are cooked and the top brown. Cheese is not usually added to a traditional dauphinois.

kathysart on January 29, 2012:

Love the recipe and a must try. YUMMIE!! Angel blessed.

Rom from Australia on January 07, 2012:

This sounds great, thanks for the lens!

anonymous on December 25, 2011:

it's really testy...and very delicious...

Lorna from USA on December 23, 2011:

Looks delicious! Good lens.

anonymous on December 14, 2011:

I've always used boxed but am gonna try these potatoes with the glazed ham recipe I just got on another lens! This meal is coming together! YUM!

Buchamar on December 12, 2011:


Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on December 01, 2011:

@anonymous: Well, I have made it many times but then, I wrote this page so I'm not much help to you, am I? If you get around to trying it, please come back and let us know what you think.

anonymous on December 01, 2011:

has anyone actually made this recipe and reviewed it instead of just saying they can't wait to try it? some useful information would be better to have than how peoples mothers use to make it

Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on December 01, 2011:

I love potatoes and you make me hungry... Good appetite!

SiochainGraSonas on November 29, 2011:

It has been awhile since I have had scalloped potatoes. I will have to make some this weekend.

Tonie Cook from USA on November 26, 2011:

Scalloped potatoes is one of my hub's favorite dishes. Excellent recipe.

nigel7725 on November 19, 2011:

Your Creamy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe looks scrumptious.

anonymous on November 19, 2011:

Delicious. I enjoyed this fantastic lens so much. Squid-liked!

JoyfulReviewer on November 11, 2011:

Yes, you've made me hungry for scalloped potatoes ... need to try these real soon. Nicely done lens!

sousababy on November 08, 2011:

I really love scalloped potatoes and I haven't had them in years. I must give these a go.

RinchenChodron on November 07, 2011:

Yum, it is almost dinner time and I'm starving after reading this recipe lens. Great photos too.

norma-holt on November 07, 2011:

Great recipe and now featured on Holiday Cooking.

boomerex on November 05, 2011:

My mouth is already watering! I am going to have to try this! Maybe tonight!

anonymous on October 26, 2011:

great side kick food indeed! Like your article!

slotowngal on October 24, 2011:

Yum! I'm going to try your potato recipe this week. :-)

food monkey on October 23, 2011:

looks great!

diyav22 on October 19, 2011:

I will definitely try it...

ellagis on October 16, 2011:

of course I am! I love potatoes, and I'd eat them everyday! Thank you for your recipe, I'll try it :)

Titia Geertman from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands on October 15, 2011:

Had to read your recipe to find out what scalloped potatoes are. Looks great, don't think I ever ate that.

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on October 08, 2011:

Thanks for your creamy scalloped potatoes recipe. I will definitely try it. Scalloped potatoes are one of my favorite foods. I could eat them every day.

Tagsforkids on October 04, 2011:

yes, I am definitely up for some now! It's been a while since I had had some, and now it will be on the menu real soon. Thanks.

Tagsforkids on September 22, 2011:

Funny, I had a huge craving for scalloped potatoes last week, but never got around to having them. Now that urge is raging! :-) Thanks

cocktailsexaminer on August 30, 2011:

Sounds great, I like to add bacon to my scalloped potatoes.

Kathryn Grace from San Francisco on July 29, 2011:

This is the first time I've seen chicken broth in a scalloped potato recipe. Going to give that a try next time I roast a chicken and render some broth. Sounds fabulous, and we do love them here. Your suggestion to use Yukon golds is helpful too, because I find they cook tender much more quickly than some of the more utilitarian potatoes. Don't you?

anonymous on July 28, 2011:

I need to try these. looks really good

TravelingRae on July 03, 2011:

My dad's scalloped potatoes relied on an onion, salt, and pepper for flavour and he only used milk. I bet yours are a lot richer! I'm not that fond of potatoes, but I'm going to try making scalloped ones with Yukon golds if I can find them.

anonymous on June 26, 2011:

Yes, I am! I love recipe lenses, and you have so many great looking ones. I need to come back and read every one! This recipe looks like it would be delicious--can't wait to try it.

Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on May 27, 2011:

Love scalloped taters, but I don't eat them often because of the ol' watching the waistline thing. But I've actually been thinking I should make them because they're one of my man's favorite foods. I'll use your recipe, actually. Thanks!

lbos114 on April 29, 2011:

Potatoes are great! Definitely a lot here will for sure have to try the new recipes. Thank You :)

pinkrenegade lm on April 29, 2011:

This is like a comfort food to me. I love scalloped potatoes, love its richness and the cheese! My mouth is watering just thinking of it right now! Thanks so much for sharing these recipe!

mattseefood lm on April 27, 2011:

Wow! This recipe looks yummy! Haven't tried it before though.

MargoPArrowsmith on April 23, 2011:

I remember my mother preparing these years ago...a big part of my childhood

anonymous on April 15, 2011:

This lens is making my mouth water. Looks like we're having scalloped potatoes for dinner tonight!

SouthernFoodGal on April 14, 2011:

I love, ove, love scalloped potatoes!

mivvy on April 07, 2011:

Great ideas for dinner tonight, yummy lens

jolou on April 02, 2011:

Sounds delicious, especially using cream. I absolutely love potatoes.

jvsper63 on March 19, 2011:

Looks real tasty. I will have scalloped potatoes with dinner tonight. The boxed kind though. I will try yours one day soon..Nice lens Joni

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