There’s something undeniably comforting about the rich, creamy goodness of Cheesy Garlic Scalloped Potatoes. This classic dish combines layers of thinly sliced Russet potatoes, a velvety cheese sauce, and a hint of garlic to create a culinary masterpiece. Follow along as we guide you through the steps to create this heavenly indulgence that will elevate any meal such as putting it with a Honey Glazed Ham.
- 5 lbs Russet potatoes, sliced ⅛” thick
- 2 cups onions, chopped small
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup butter (½ stick)
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- 1 Tbs salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama® seasoning
- 8 oz sour cream
- 3 cups cheddar cheese, grated (divided)
- 1 cup pepper jack cheese, grated
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 400°F and generously spray a 14 x 11½ x 2¼ baking dish with non-stick spray. Set it aside as you embark on your culinary journey.
Slice and Dice: Peel and thinly slice the Russet potatoes, aiming for slices that are approximately ⅛” thick. Place these delicate slices into a large bowl, ready to absorb the flavors to come.
Sauté Aromatics: In a large frying pan, melt the butter over a low flame, then add the chopped onions and minced garlic. Sauté this aromatic blend for about 4-5 minutes until your kitchen is filled with a tantalizing scent.
Create the Base: Sprinkle flour over the onion mixture, stirring to form a roux. Let it cook for a couple of minutes, allowing the flour to absorb the flavors.
Velvety Cheese Sauce: Gently pour the vegetable broth into the pan, stirring continuously. Add salt, pepper and heavy cream. Stir until the mixture thickens, ensuring to remove it from heat just before reaching a boil. Add 2 cups of cheddar cheese and stir until a smooth, luscious cheese sauce is born.
Layering Magic: Begin layering the sliced potatoes in the prepared baking dish. Add a third of the sour cream and a third of the cheese sauce over the potatoes. Top this layer with a blend of Parmesan, pepper jack, and cheddar cheeses. Repeat this process two more times, concluding with a generous sprinkle of cheddar cheese.
Bake to Perfection: Cover the dish with foil and let it bake in the preheated oven for 1½ – 2 hours. During the final 15 – 20 minutes, remove the foil to allow the cheese to achieve a delightful golden brown hue.
Serve and Savor: Take your masterpiece out of the oven and let it sit for about 15 minutes. This brief waiting period allows the flavors to meld, creating a symphony of taste. Then, dig in and enjoy the creamy, cheesy goodness of your Cheesy Garlic Scalloped Potatoes.
Cheesy Garlic Scalloped Potatoes
Preheat oven to 400° and spray a 14 x 11½ x 2¼ baking dish with a non stick spray. Set aside.
Peel and thinly slice potatoes, approximately ⅛” thick. Place in a large bowl until ready to use.
In a large frying pan, melt butter over low flame then add onions and garlic. Saute for about 4-5 minutes.
Sprinkle flour over onion mixture, stir and cook for a couple minutes.
Gently pour vegetable broth into pan and stir, add salt and pepper, seasoning and heavy cream. Stir until thickened, remove from heat just prior to boiling and then add 2 cups of cheddar cheese. Stir.
Layer ⅓ of the potato slices in baking dish then add ⅓ of the sour cream and ⅓ of the cheese sauce over the potatoes.
Top with ⅓ of the Parmesan, ⅓ pepper jack cheese and ⅓ of cheddar cheese.
Repeat layering 2 more times ending with cheddar cheese.
Cover with foil and place in oven. Cook for 1½ – 2 hours.
About 15 – 20 minutes prior to potatoes being done, remove foil to brown the cheese a bit.
Remove from oven, let sit for about 15 minutes, then enjoy.
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