White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Tender potatoes baked with cream and topped with white cheddar cheese. A side dish special enough for holidays and easy enough for everyday.

A recipe for white cheddar scalloped potatoes that’s the perfect side dish for any holiday dinner.

baked scalloped potatoes in shallow white dish

Why you’ll love this recipe

A good scalloped potatoes recipe is hard to find. It’s one of those side dishes that sound delicious but often go wrong. Undercooked potatoes, bundt cheese topping and a sad lack of flavor are some of the most common problems.

But this potato recipe fixes all of that! A shallow dish makes sure that everything is covered in heavy whipping cream so they cook through, and tightly covering with with foil keeps the moisture in.

And there’s no fussy cheese sauce to make, no mushroom soup, and no other strange ingredients.


potatoes, milk, white cheddar, onion, salt, pepper, and flour on wooden surface
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1-1½ pounds potatoes (about 4 small potatoes) sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup white cheddar
  • aluminum foil
  • a shallow baking dish or casserole dish

Step by step

Start by buttering the baking dish, and be generous. This will add flavor to the finished dish. Preheat the oven to 350 and place the rack in the center of the oven.

Combine the cream with the salt and pepper. Now it’s time to assemble. We are going to work in layers to make sure that each bite has great flavor. Put a layer of potatoes down, one layer thick, and sprinkle some of onions on top. Keep going until all the potatoes and onions are used up. Then pour the cream mixture on top.

Cover it tightly with foil and bake until the potatoes are tender.

grid of 4 images: buttered casserole dish, bowl with milk, sliced potatoes, milk poured over top

Then carefully sprinkle the cheese on top and bake about ten minutes more. If you’d like it browned more, try the broiler, just be careful!

Let the dish sit for about five minutes before you serve.

creamy baked scalloped potato dish

Serving Ideas

  • This is a perfect Easter side dish with a classic ham!
  • We love this served with ribs, baked beans, and a key lime pie.
cutting board with dish of scalloped potatoes on top

White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

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Tender potatoes baked with cream and topped with white cheddar cheese. A side dish special enough for holidays and easy enough for everyday.
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:1 hr
Total Time:1 hr 30 mins
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  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1-1½ pounds potatoes (about 4 small potatoes) sliced ¼ inch thick
  • cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 cup white cheddar


  • Preheat oven to 350 with the rack in the center. Prepare a shallow casserole dish by rubbing it with the butter.
  • Combine the heavy cream, flour, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl or large liquid measuring cup. Place the potato slices in the casserole dish, one layer deep. Sprinkle ¼ of the diced onions on top. Repeat the layers until all the onions and potatoes have been used. Pour the cream mixture of top.
  • Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 45-55 minutes, until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove the foil. Carefully sprinkle the cheese on top and return to the oven until the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Remove and allow to stand 5 minutes before serving.


Russet potatoes are best for this dish, but honestly any type will still be delicious.
Add cooked diced ham and serve with a green salad for a complete meal.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 688IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar scalloped potatoes, scalloped potatoes without cream soup, white cheddar scalloped potatoes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Katie Shaw
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