Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

by 247tasty

This is a very easy and delicious potato recipe that you can throw together without a fuss. Serve this with ham or easily make it into a meal by tossing in ham to the mixture before baking, then enjoy it with a simple side salad.

Everyone loves this creamy, rich scalloped potato. This has been one of the most requested dishes at home. This pairs well with steak, chicken, or beef. You can even make this ahead and keep it in the freezer for an easy and quick meal.

Make sure to try this old-fashioned scalloped potatoes recipe. Make this with ham, or serve this with your favorite protein. Either way, you are guaranteed a filling meal perfect for your entire family!


4 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 c. potatoes, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 3/4 c. evaporated milk
1 tablespoon onion powder
paprika, for garnish (optional)
dash cayenne pepper

How to make Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes?

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees. Ready and grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish. Set aside.

Step 2: Melt the butter in a small saucepan. To the melted butter, whisk in the flour. Cook for about a minute, then pour in the milk and season with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Bring the mixture to a slow boil while stirring.

Step 3: Into the prepared casserole dish, layer half of the sliced potatoes and cover with half of the sauce. To taste, season with salt and pepper. Do the same layers with the remaining half of the sliced potatoes and sauce. Lastly, sprinkle the top with paprika.

Step 4: Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 1 hour.


1. If desired, you can add some chopped ham to the mixture or serve the scalloped potatoes with ham.

2. Throw this potato dish in advance, cover it with a plastic bag, and freeze.

3. Before baking, remove the plastic and sprinkle some cheese on top.

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