Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes are a classic dish with layers of potatoes and rich creamy cheese sauce on repeat! The ingredients are simple in these Scalloped Potatoes recipe but they are the perfect from scratch side dish to Easter, Christmas, or Thanksgiving!

Being the owner of this food blog since 2008, I’ve found that around Thanksgiving and Christmas I’m on call for everyone – friends, bloggers, family, neighbors for recipe questions that might arise.

Not even necessarily about recipes on my blog, just cooking in general. I absolutely don’t mind at all. I love to help when I can. But my phone is literally blowing up with texts and emails.

That’s not even counting all of the comments on my blog. I respond to every single question in the comments on my blog and sometimes that can be up to 100 a day. Phew.

I have other blogger friends that tell me that they always tackle comments in the morning when they’re fresh and ready for the day. Not me.

We all know by now that mornings don’t like me and vice versa. My husband and I don’t talk until at least 10AM to keep things tranquil. He’s not a morning person either. We’re quite the combo.

So you could imagine what kind of response I would write to the person asking me if they can replace the cup of sugar in the cookies with a cup of salt if I responded in the morning.

No bueno. I decided a long time ago that nighttime is the best time. I’m a lot nicer.

3 Tbs butter
3 Tbs all-purpose flour
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 cups milk
6 cups potatoes , thinly sliced

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in flour until smooth and bubbly. Stir in salt & pepper. Gradually add milk, stirring until thick and bubbly.
Add sliced potatoes to sauce. Cover and simmer for (approx) 8 min.Transfer mixture to a greased 12×8 baking dish. (sprinkle top with grated parmesan cheese if desired for a crispy crust)
Bake uncovered at 375F for (approx) 45 min