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Easy Homemade Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

A healthy and Easy Homemade Scalloped Potatoes recipe that is made with less cheese and dairy than your typical dish and makes a wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter side dish recipe.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 220 kcal
London Brazil


  • 2 ½ lbs. Yukon gold potatoes cut into ⅛-inch slices
  • 1 small sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 4 Tbsp. butter or oil
  • 1 ¼ tsp. salt to taste
  • ½ tsp. pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ cup flour gluten-free, 1-to-1
  • 2 cups milk almond, cashew, or soy milk can be used
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice potatoes into ⅛-inch using a mandoline or a large food processor with a slicing blade attached. (You can also slice these by hand.)

  3. Place butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Once butter has melted whisk in salt, pepper, garlic powder, and flour.

  4. When a thick paste forms start adding in milk ½ cup at a time. Whisk until sauce begins to thicken before adding the next addition. This part takes about 5 minutes to completely incorporate the milk.

  5. When all milk has been used and sauce is a gravy consistency, turn off the heat and stir in ¾ cup of the cheddar cheese.

  6. Spray a 2 ½ qt. baking dish (or a 9 x 13 inch baking pan) with non-stick cooking spray. Layer half of the potatoes in the pan, then half of the onion and half of the cheddar cheese sauce. Repeat these layers.

  7. Cover dish with aluminum foil and cook for 50 minutes in preheated oven.
  8. Uncover dish and sprinkle remaining ¼ c. cheddar cheese onto the potatoes and return to oven for 10-15 more minutes.
  9. Optional: If you would like your topping to be slightly crispy, turn on the broiler to High and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Make sure to watch the potatoes closely to prevent burning.

  10. Let potatoes sit for at least 10 minutes before servings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • If you would like to make this recipe with ham simply cut ½-pound of ham into ½-inch cubes and sprinkle over the first and second potato layers.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 535mg23%
Potassium 619mg18%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
Calcium 228mg23%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.