Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes
Makes:
8
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
50
minutes
based on 203 reviews
17

Dietary Considerations:

Low SodiumVegetarian
This old-fashioned favorite, scalloped potatoes, is rich and aromatic with the combination of fresh boiled potatoes, evaporated milk and grated Parmesan cheese plus a dash of ground black pepper . This is a crowd pleasing recipe! Add chopped ham, red bell pepper and/or diced green chiles to create a new variation on this classic.

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. (about 6 medium) potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 11 x 7-inch baking dish.

PLACE potatoes in large saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes; drain. Set aside.

HEAT butter in same saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in evaporated milk and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Arrange potatoes in prepared baking dish; pour milk mixture over potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender and cheese is light golden brown.

NOTE: For a twist on the traditional, spice up your Scalloped Potatoes with these tips. Add a combination of chopped ham, red bell pepper and/or diced green chiles to the potatoes prior to baking. Or, add 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese to the milk mixture after it is removed from the heat and top the dish with additional shredded cheddar cheese in place of Parmesan cheese.


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Never Fail Potatoes

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Jeanne Porter from Huntertown, IN

I have used this recipe for years. It has never failed to please everyone with its delicious flavor and texture. I like that it is easy to make and knowing that it will be a family and/or crowd pleaser.

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  •  Star(s)

    Excellent

    Kristine Gowen from San Diego

    This recipe is excellent. It is a huge hit with my entire family, including my kids. My mom asks me to make it for all family gatherings!

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    Very Good

    Maggie Volling from

    I made this and it is so easy and so much better than the box stuff I used to get.

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    Very good

    Dori Berglund from Westlake, Oh

    My two year old even loved it. The second time I made it I doubled the onion and added some montery jack cheese. I put down a layer of potatoes added the cheese then put down the rest and added the sauce and topped with parm. It added just the right extra touch.

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    Scalloped potatoes

    Nancy Leneis from CA

    Not only delicious, but pre-boiling thinly sliced potatoes cuts down on oven time, saving energy. Delicious as a side to grilled wild salmon. A dish that disappears quickly.

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    yummy

    jeanne jacques from Craftsbury Common, VT

    Thanks for reminding me of an old favorite! Will hit the spot tonight with my ham. We like the cheddar cheese version.

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    Scalloped Potatoes

    KATHY GREEN from South Daytona, FL

    This is one of the best and easiest recipes for scalloped potatoes. I have made them this way for years.

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    scalloped potatoes

    pam gerhard from Wolcott, CT

    tasty, my whole family enjoyed this dish.

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    Quick and Easy!

    Candus Lunderberg from SAINT PETER, MN

    I made these for dinner last night substituting canned potatoes and adding smoked ham and romano cheese in addition to the parmesean. It was very yummy. There were no leftovers! I will definately make these again!

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    Best potatoe scallops I know

    Chi Edwards from Green bay, WI

    The way my Mom showed me was so good. I can not believe I have found a better one!I found it to be easy.And my guests came back for seconds. And keep asking for the recipe! Thanks

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    Never Fail Potatoes

    Jeanne Porter from Huntertown, IN

    I have used this recipe for years. It has never failed to please everyone with its delicious flavor and texture. I like that it is easy to make and knowing that it will be a family and/or crowd pleaser.

  •  Star(s)

    Fabulous Scalloped Potatoes

    SJ Dickinson from BELLINGHAM, MA

    This dish was very easy to put together the directiions were concise, I never realized how much Carnation evaporated milk could help in baking. I have made this dish before but my "new" recipe stands as the best. It was creamier and had more flavor. My husband is picky about his potatoes and he liked it too.

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    Scalloped Potatoes

    Ginger Marszalek from Southwick, MA

    I made this yesterday for a family roast pork dinner. It was the perfect side dish, and with a food processor to slice the potatoes for me, putting it together was a snap! It came out soooo good, everyone loved it! This will be my go-to side for something other than the usual!

  •  Star(s)

    great!

    sharon berry from WORCESTER, MA

    I tried this recipe with can potatoes and left out the salt and my family loved it!

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    Easter Dinner

    Mika Jenkins from CHUBBUCK, ID

    I made these potatoes to go with our Easter Dinner. I tried the cheddar cheese variation, and also added some bacon. Delicious!! (and easy to make, too.)

  •  Star(s)

    Family loved them

    Brenda Current from ELKHART, IN

    My family loved them, they were a great addition to our Easter dinner. Will diffently serve again!!

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    Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

    Janet Konzer from Fife Lake, MI

    This recipe is so easy and very creamy. I added leftover Easter ham it is great!

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    Easy and tasty

    Jill Parrett from NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI

    I enjoyed this recipe, and was especially impressed at the creaminess achieved with fat-free evaporated milk. But I felt it needed a lot of added flavor (I added lots of pepper, fresh thyme, crushed red pepper, and asiago cheese and it was still a little bland). Much quicker and lower in fat than others I've tried, though! I'd make again.

  •  Star(s)

    Scalloped Potatoes

    Robin Wills from BRUNSWICK, GA

    This recipe is Excellent. Easy to prepare. Tastes great. My daughter wanted the recipe (that has never happened before) Thank You!

  •  Star(s)

    Scalloped Potatoes

    Dolores Long from QUENTIN, PA

    I tried this recipe a few years ago and find it to be the best tasting and very easy to make. I cut down the recipe because there are only two of us. Excellent

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Carol Smith from UPPER SANDUSKY, OH

    I had some ham left over from the holidays and mixed it in with this recipe. My husband was asking for them again the next week.

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    Yummy Scalloped Potatoes!

    Joanna Milich from GREENEVILLE, TN

    I made this dish for Thanksgiving. Normally, no one in my house really eats potatoes. This one, however, disappeared! And it was very easy to make. I added this one to my permanent cookbook!

  •  Star(s)

    Best Scalloped Potatoes Ever!

    Lisa Enfinger from Miami, FL

    I've tried lots of different scalloped potato recipes over the years, and this is the best one I've found. My mom used to make the Campbell's Soup version for Thanksgiving that turned out great, but I've never had any luck with it. This one is fantastic...a keeper at my house!

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    Great for Holidays

    Monique M from

    My family has used this recipe for as long as I can remember for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner and it just would not be a holiday meal without this side dish!

  •  Star(s)

    Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

    Karen Cole from SAINT PETERSBURG, FL

    This recipe was easy to make and delicious to eat. I added ham and shredded cheese to the recipe and my family loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious Scalloped Potatoes!

    Retta Moen from PEACHTREE CITY, GA

    What a great receipe, easy to make and enjoyed by all. I was very impressed by using Carnation Evaporated milk, how creamy the potatoes were. Less calories then using heavy cream. Thanks!

  •  Star(s)

    ham and scalloped potatoes

    Tina Coffey from SYRACUSE, NY

    my kids lovrd this recipe ,especially when i added the ham in. very good and easy too make. thank you.

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome Potatoes

    Debbye Trueman from FRONT ROYAL, VA

    My husband loves scalloped potatoes. I usually make them from a box but....I found this recipe so I had to make them. I loved the the flavors of this dish. A hint of onion with the parmesan cheese and the creamy texture from the evaporated milk. This recipe is Awesome.

  •  Star(s)

    Few alterations

    Sarah Chamings from Armstrong, BC

    I made this for the family and they really enjoyed it. I ommited the onions and use onion powder and also added some ground beef because my daughter hates eating any type of veggies. well of course shes a two yr old. but she loved this and ate a big serving. HORAY

  •  Star(s)

    good

    Chrissie Foote from ,

    this is quick and easy to make while still tasting good. I also add diced ham to mine with some cilantro to make it more tasty.

  •  Star(s)

    Scalloped Potatoes

    Cassandra Bradshaw from Redding, CA

    These potatoes were great! They were easy to prepare and had a smooth and delicious taste. They turned out crunchy on top and soft on the bottom. It was a perfect combination and was very forgiving (we accidentally left it in too long)! Very good and easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Potatoes

    Chris Emery from VERNON, CT

    These potatoes come out incredibly creamy! They were a hit at my Easter brunch.

  •  Star(s)

    Good for Everyday or Company

    DIANA BIERER from MONROE, NC

    My family LOVES these potatoes! A new family favorite.

  •  Star(s)

    the best crust

    Steve Bailey from Sonoma, CA

    I have made this and added two more kinds of cheese ( pepper jack and romano) It was divine! Plus , we brought some on our picnic the next day and it was just good served cold.

  •  Star(s)

    SCALLOPED POTATOES

    VICKI OTT from EDINBURGH, IN

    THIS WAS EASY AND GOOD. MY FAMILY LIKED THE PARMESAN CHEESE ON TOP. I SPRINKLED A LITTLE PARSLEY FLAKES ON TOP OF THE CHEESE BEFORE I BAKED THIS TO ADD A LITTLE COLOR.

  •  Star(s)

    at last

    Barbara Vergith from PHOENIX, AZ

    I have been looking for a way to make scalloped potatoes that always look and taste good. This is it! I have a hard time finding the right cheese though--so I usually don't add cheese--

  •  Star(s)

    Scalloped Potatoes

    Linda Boyd from McDonald, TN

    I was looking for a different recipe for potatoes to cook for our family dinner. I saw the scalloped potatoes recipe under the savory section using Carnation Evaporated Milk. This recipe is light and delicious. I used Carnation Fat Free Evaporated Milk since we are all trying to lose weight. Our daughter just had to take the leftover scalloped potatoes home because she just had to have more to eat later.

  •  Star(s)

    ALRIGHT

    kathleen walker from CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

    I GREW UP WITH THIS RECIPE. I FOUND THAT IF YOU ADDED CHOPPED SMOKED HAM TO THE POTATOES IN A COVERED CASSEROLE DISH & BAKE ACCORDING TO THE ORIGINAL RECIPE. ON THE LAST 5 MINUTES ADD X SHARP CHED CHZ OR SMOKED PROVALONE. YUMMMMY

  •  Star(s)

    yummy

    wendy withers-horwood from bath, ON

    I made these for the first time last night. Usually my scaloped potatoes look nasty, for once my scalloped pototoes looked like they were right out of a magazine and tasted wonderful! A new fav!

  •  Star(s)

    scalloped potatoes

    judith Streno from WEXFORD, PA

    I made this potato dish, it was so easy and delicious. It is one recipe I will use over and over again.

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    scalloped potatoes

    ERIS BLANTON from WATERTOWN, NY

    extremely easy, we love the dish.

  •  Star(s)

    very easy

    sheenaugh tizzard from Hondo, AB

    I've tried to make scalloped potatos in the past but they would never turn out, but these were wounderful!

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    Wow! Very Creamy!

    Linda Gower from ELKLAND, MO

    These potatoes reminded me of the scalloped potatoes my mother used to make. I think it is more "modern" to put cheese in potatoes, but this recipe brings back the memories of old fashioned creamy scalloped potatoes.

  •  Star(s)

    Scalloped Potatoes

    Jill Waldecki from COPLEY, OH

    Very good and quick recipe! Try different cheeses for variety. A bit of bacon crumbled adds a nice flavor too.

  •  Star(s)

    Scalloped Patatoes

    Sharon Paiva from Reno, NV

    I made this potato dish for dinner tonight. It was one of the best scalloped potato recipes I have ever tasted. I usually do butter, onion, flour in layers with the potatos,& salt & pepper. The sauce cooked up first and poured over was the best.I will use this one always. Even my son that hates potatoes fixed this way, never eats them, liked these. Thank You!

  •  Star(s)

    Great recipe

    Elaine Allen from ASHLAND, KY

    This recipe is now my favorite for fixing scalloped potatoes. I try and cook healthy, so I substituted fat free carnation evaporated milk and I also used the low fat parmesan cheese, and it turned out great, wonderful flavor and less calories.

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    Scalloped Potatoes

    Marjorie Kala from Schneider, IN

    Great side dish. Besides ham and peppers add ins, I also add some chopped mushrooms. Whole family loves it. Have to double the recipe!

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    Scalloped Potatoes

    KAREN BINGHAM from CHURUBUSCO, IN

    Got in a time crunch so I used canned sliced potatoes. It came out as good as the pealed potatoes do. Easy and very good flavor.

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    Just like Mom used to make!

    Angela from Norfolk, VA

    Super easy and extremely tasty! A lot less work than my Mom's recipe, but same great taste! Thanks Meals!!

  •  Star(s)

    Rich Scalloped Potatoes

    Jayna Hamons from LORENA, TX

    What a difference the evaporated milk makes. My mom's recipe called for whole milk, too. Also, pre-cooking the potatoes makes for a quicker dish. Excellent recipe! Definitely will use this one again.

  •  Star(s)

    Scalloped Potatoes

    Ruth Minsk-Whitehead from OCALA, FL

    When my husband first asked me to make scalloped potatoes like his mother used to make....I had to ask "what are scalloped potatoes"? Well, of course the first place I go to is this website and found just what I was looking for. This recipe was easy and sooooo good. My husband was happy and I will make them often.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 190
  • Calories from Fat: 70
  • Total Fat: 8g (13% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 5g (27% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 30mg (9% of DV)
  • Sodium: 420mg (17% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 22g (7% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV)
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 45% of DV
  • Calcium: 15% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. (about 6 medium) potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 11 x 7-inch baking dish.

PLACE potatoes in large saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes; drain. Set aside.

HEAT butter in same saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in evaporated milk and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Arrange potatoes in prepared baking dish; pour milk mixture over potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender and cheese is light golden brown.

NOTE: For a twist on the traditional, spice up your Scalloped Potatoes with these tips. Add a combination of chopped ham, red bell pepper and/or diced green chiles to the potatoes prior to baking. Or, add 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese to the milk mixture after it is removed from the heat and top the dish with additional shredded cheddar cheese in place of Parmesan cheese.

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