Growing up the one side dish I requested from my mother time and time again was scalloped potatoes. Sometimes I called it, "that cheesy potato dish" or "that one thing you make with the potatoes all sliced up," but however I described it to my mom, she knew exactly what I was talking about: her scalloped potato recipe.
Scalloped potatoes, also known as potatoes gratin, originated in France in the 18th century. Translated roughly, gratin means the transitional verb "to form a skin". The technique, which is now widely used, takes ingredients and tops them with a browned crust which can be a combination of bread crumbs, cheese, eggs or butter.
This scalloped potatoes recipe collection includes thirteen of our favorite recipes from across the web. Some are traditional while others are, well, we will let you find those out on your own.
1. Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon and Jalapeños
Grab your baking dish and dig in. This casserole dish is packed full of flavor with the addition of a jalapeño jack cheese sauce. While it's not totally traditional, this side dish is always a big hit.
2. Garlic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes
If there's one potato recipe you should add to your recipe library (other than mashed potatoes of course), it's this simple scalloped potato dish flavored with parmesan and garlic. This would be a great dish to bring to a holiday like Easter or Christmas.
3. Julia Child's Scalloped Potatoes
Learn this classic French dish from the French chef herself. This recipe uses sliced potatoes mixed with gruyere cheese, cream, and a hint of thyme. It's almost as if you can see the Eiffel Tower out your kitchen window.
4. Cottage Pie Topped with Scalloped Potato Gratin
This dish is the perfect combination of au gratin potatoes and American comfort food. A robust cottage pie filling is topped with layers of potato slices then sprinkled with shredded cheese.
5. Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Gruyere
Isn't this scalloped potato recipe just gorgeous? Small Yukon Gold potatoes are sliced while sliced onions are cooked over medium heat until nice and golden. The onions are spread on the bottom of a casserole dish while potato slices are layered on top.
This easy recipe is gluten-free, making it a great dish to bring to parties.
6. Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
The great thing about slow cookers is that you can set it and walk away for a few hours to do chores (or binge watch The Marvelous Mrs. Masel). Peel russet potatoes and to the slow cooker add the potatoes, ham, and onion. Stir together condensed cream of mushroom soup, milk, cheddar cheese and a dash of black pepper and add into the machine.
Stick it on HIGH and let your side dish cook for 3 to 4 hours.
7. Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes
Parmesan cheese is the leading star in this scalloped potatoes dish. Made with heavy cream and a large handful of cheese, this dish is anything but low-fat.
8. Cream Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
A great addition to any holiday table, these easy scalloped potatoes feature a creamy sauce of cream cheese thickened with all-purpose flour and melted butter. How does it get any better than this?
9. Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Cream of Mushroom Soup
Cream of mushroom soup isn't just for green bean casseroles. This simple side uses the condensed soup as well as broccoli to turn this dish up to comfort food euphoria.
10. Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes
Stop looking for what side dish to bake this instant. Instead look to your instant cooker for this scalloped potato recipe. This recipe is done in minutes in the pressure cooker, making this a perfect dish for busy families.
11. Buttermilk Ranch Potatoes Au Gratin
We told you some of these were going to be wild! This potato side dish includes a ranch dressing seasoning packet to punch up the flavor.
12. Dairy Free Herbed Scalloped Potatoes
Have a dairy allergy or just stay away from cheese? This recipe features dairy-free butter and milk along with fresh herbs.
13. Scalloped Potato Quiche Lorraine
Last but not least, this quiche wins the most creative scalloped potato recipe award. Slices of potato are topped with cheese, bacon, and eggs to make this beautiful quiche.