a spoon of simple scalloped potatoes
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The Best Creamy Simple Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy Simple Scalloped Potatoes are the Best Homemade Potato Dish.   The perfect side dish to any meal. A simple white sauce brings potatoes to the next level.  So Good!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy scalloped potatoes, potato side dish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 4-5 potatoes (medium)


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 cups milk


  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • freshly chopped Italian parsley


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Peel and thinly slice the potatoes, place in a bowl of cold water and let sit while making the white sauce. 
  • In a medium/large pot on low/medium heat melt the butter, add the flour and salt and whisk until smooth.  Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly until thickens, approximately 2-3 minutes.  Remove from heat.
  • Drain and towel dry the potato slices.
  • Place 2-3 tablespoon of white sauce on the bottom of baking pan**, add 1/3-1/2 of the potatoes and 1/3 of the white sauce continue for another 1-2 levels.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired, and bake covered for 45 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 30 minutes.  Let sit 5 minutes before serving.  Sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired.  Enjoy!
  • **I used a medium baking pan (10x7 inches / 26x17 centimeters) and made 3 levels, you could use a larger pan and make only 2 layers if desired.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 1080mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10.6% | Vitamin C: 29.4% | Calcium: 26.6% | Iron: 40%