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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Updated June 30, 2017
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Editor's Note: What can be tastier than a cheesy dish for dinner? This Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes recipe is comfort food at its finest, as it includes potatoes, cheese, and even gluten-free ham. Chives and parsley will give this easy gluten-free recipe a flavor profile that your entire family will love. You can serve these Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes as a side dish, or make it the entree. Just serve your favorite steamed vegetables with this dish, and you have a complete and delicious meal. This recipe is perfect for anyone who needs to multi-task; while the dish bakes, you can tackle a few household chores or even just relax with a good book.

Potatoes are a great value-especially when you buy them in large-quantity bags. The cost of this entire recipe is about $3.50. That makes each serving less than $0.60 each. The captivating aroma of these potatoes baking will bring the whole family to the dinner table the first time you call.

Serves6

Cooking MethodBaking

CostInexpensive

Easy

OccasionCasual Dinner Party

Recipe CourseMain Course, Side Dish

Dietary ConsiderationGluten-free

EquipmentBaking/gratin Dish

MealDinner

Taste and TextureButtery, Cheesy, Creamy, Rich, Savory

Type of DishGratin

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 large potatoes such as russet or Yukon gold
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced gluten-free ham

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Set aside.

  2. For sauce, in a medium saucepan cook onion, chives, and parsley in butter until tender In a small bowl mix water and cornstarch; stir into onion mixture. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir on medium heat until thickened. Cook for 1 more minute. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Alternately layer potatoes, cheese, ham, and sauce in the prepared baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 1 hour more.

Special Health Benefits

Whether you prefer red potatoes, Yukon gold, or russets, humble potatoes pack a great deal of nutrition. They are high in potassium and vitamin C.

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"6 large potatoes such as russet or Yukon gold?" That can be a wide variance, since large is subjective. Besides, large for a Yukon gold may be medium for a russet. How anbout giving a weight?

Hello, and thank you for reaching out! That's a great question. Since potatoes can vary in weight, what you could do is slice three or four potatoes, layer the slices in the pan, then slice more potatoes until you have enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Hopefully that helps!

I have made this with and without ham. I think I prefer it without the ham. It is a very good recipe. It can easily be adjusted to make extra for when you are cooking for a large crowd. It takes a bit of time and effort, but it is worth it.

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