Scalloped Potatoes & Au Gratin Potatoes

Scalloped Potato & Au Gratin Potato Recipes

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What’s the Difference Between Scalloped and Au Gratin Potatoes?

While both potatoes au gratin and scalloped potatoes are casseroles consisting of sliced potatoes with a creamy, rich sauce, there are a few key differences that set them apart. The key difference between scalloped potatoes and potatoes au gratin is whether or not cheese is used. Potatoes au gratin uses grated cheese.  Scalloped potatoes do not, they use heavy cream or milk. Also, scalloped potato slices tend to be thicker than au gratin.

How to Make Scalloped Potatoes – Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Making cheesy scalloped potatoes is simple. This easy scalloped potato recipe is delicious and nutritious.  Yield: 6-8 servings.

Scalloped PotatoesIngredients:
• 4 cups thin sliced potatoes
• 3 Tablespoons butter
• 3 Tablespoons flour
• 1 1⁄2 cups milk
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 dash cayenne pepper
• 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
• 1⁄2 cup grated cheddar cheese, to sprinkle on top
• Paprika – sprinkle on top for color

1. In a small sauce pan, melt butter and blend in flour. Let sit for a minute. Add all of cold milk, stirring with a whisk. Season with salt and cayenne.
2. Cook sauce on low until smooth and boiling, stirring occasionally with a whisk. Reduce heat and stir in cheese.
3. Place a half of the sliced potatoes in a lightly greased one quart casserole dish. Pour half of cheese sauce over potatoes.
4. Repeat with second layer of potatoes and cheese sauce. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
5. Top with some paprika for color.
6. Bake uncovered for about 1 hour at 350°F until golden brown.

How to Make Potatoes au Gratin


This classic au gratin potatoes recipe is simply delicious. Yield: 8 servings

• 3 lbs red potatoes
• 5 tablespoons butter
• 6 tablespoons flour
• 4 cups milk
• 2 crushed garlic cloves
• 2 teaspoons salt
• 1 dash cayenne pepper
• 2 cups cheddar cheese
• 1⁄3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Boil potatoes until just tender, 20-25 minutes and drain. Pat dry with paper towel.
  3. Peel and dice potatoes into roughly 1/2 inch pieces. Put potatoes in large round casserole baking dish.
  4. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir while cooking for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Whisk in milk and add garlic. Season with salt and cayenne pepper.
  6. Stir in cheddar cheese and all but 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
  7. Add potatoes to sauce and stir to mix evenly. Pour into casserole dish.
  8. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese over top.
  9. Bake casserole 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender and dish is bubbling and lightly brown on top.
  10. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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