In my family, we take our side dishes very seriously. Months in advance of any major meal, we begin debating the merits of different options and, within those options, which exact recipe to use. If you believe as we do that the side dishes make the feast, then you absolutely, positively need this recipe for homemade Scalloped Potatoes.
My love of sides (here’s looking at you Mashed Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese, and Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole) led me to create this recipe for these creamy scalloped potatoes. I can now declaredly state is my absolute favorite version and (dare I say it?…I do!) the best scalloped potatoes recipe. EVER.
Along the way, my homemade scalloped potato recipe testing journey led to these Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes, which lean into the idea of a traditional, extra cheesy scalloped potatoes recipe. If that’s the style of tater you are seeking, check them out.
Today’s more modern version is also cheesy and indulgent, but there’s less fuss, largely thanks to the fact that I managed to find a way to make them with no béchamel sauce, HOORAY. These potatoes taste decadent and memorable enough for something special but won’t weigh you down after just a few bites.
The only thing more heavenly than the rich aroma that perfumes the kitchen as these homemade scalloped potatoes bake is the glory of actually eating them. If potatoes are a staple on your family’s dinner menu too (or, if you’d immediately like to make…