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Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

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Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes are like no basic scalloped potatoes you’ve had before! Absolutely packed with flavor from gruyere cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream, caramelized onions, and Yukon Gold potatoes, this dish is sure to wow and be a truly special addition to your dinner table.

Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

This side dish is almost a meal! No more boring potatoes on the side, Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes is so flavorful and will make your kitchen smell absolutely amazing as it bakes.

Be sure you have a mandoline slicer or a food process that can slice the potatoes very thin. Slicing by hand is also an option if you can slice the potatoes super thin.

For more side dish wonders, check out these recipes: Easy Honey Glazed Carrots | Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel | Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad | Baked Mac and Cheese

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Yukon Gold potatoes – no need to peel! These potatoes have a very tender, thin skin that is barely noticeable in the scalloped potatoes. If you’d still like to peel the potatoes, that is totally fine too.
  • Bacon
  • Olive oil
  • Onions
  • Sharp cheddar
  • Gruyer cheese
  • Sour cream – be sure to use full-fat sour cream for the best flavor.
  • Chicken broth
  • Cornstarch – this thickens the cream sauce while the potatoes bake.
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder

ingredients to make Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

How to Make Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

Preheat the oven to 450ºF degrees.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until a deep golden brown (usually takes at least 10 minutes), stirring often.

white onions in a frying pan

Set the caramelized onions aside.

caramelized onions in a frying pan

In a small mixing bowl, combine both cheeses; set aside.

two cheeses blended together in a clear mixing bowl

In a medium bowl, whisk together the broth, sour cream, corn starch, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper; set aside.

whisking together cream in a mixing bowl

Use a mandolin or food processor to slice the potatoes into very thin rounds (think potato chip thin).

assembling the Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

Layer one-third of the potatoes in an even layer in the bottom of a 9×13-inch glass baking dish.

sliced potatoes in the casserole

Pour one-third of the cream mixture over the potatoes.

pouring cream over the potatoes

Sprinkle with one-third of the cheese…

shredded cheese over the potatoes

One-third of the crumbled bacon…

adding bacon to the casserole

And one-third of the caramelized onions. Repeat this process for the second layer. For the third layer, add the potatoes, then the cream sauce, then the bacon, then onions, and finally the remaining cheese.

adding the caramelized onions

Cover the pan tightly with foil and bake at 450ºF for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 15 minutes, until the top is golden and the potatoes in the center are fork tender.

Tip: Some of the sauce may bubble over the sides of the pan, so it’s a good idea to place a large baking sheet under the pan of potatoes to catch any drips.

freshly baked Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

Let the scalloped potatoes rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes on a white plate with a fork

Variations

Toppings – After the scalloped potatoes are fully baked, try adding different toppings such as extra bacon or chopped scallions.

Vegetarian – This scalloped potatoes recipe can easily be made vegetarian. Simply leave out the bacon and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Green onions – If you really love the flavor of onions, chop two green onions and add them to the cream sauce in this recipe.

Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes on a white plate

How to Store Leftovers

Cover the casserole dish tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to three days. Reheat individual servings in the microwave.

Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

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Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

Published By Jill
Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes are like no basic scalloped potatoes you've had before! Absolutely packed with flavor from gruyere cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream, caramelized onions, and Yukon Gold potatoes, this dish is sure to wow and be a truly special addition to your dinner table.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Mandoline slicer
  • 9x13-inch casserole dish

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded gruyere cheese
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes washed
  • 1 pound bacon cooked until crisp and crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450F degrees.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until a deep golden brown (usually takes at least 10 minutes), stirring often. Set the caramelized onions aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine both cheeses; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the broth, sour cream, cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper; set aside.
  • Use a mandoline or food processor to slice the potatoes into very thin rounds (think potato chip thin).
  • Layer one-third of the potatoes in an even layer in the bottom of a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Pour one-third of the cream mixture over the potatoes. Sprinkle with one-third of the cheese, one-third of the crumbled bacon, and one-third of the caramelized onions. Repeat this process for the second layer. For the third layer, add the potatoes, then the cream sauce, then the bacon, then onions, and finally the remaining cheese.
  • Cover the pan tightly with foil and bake at 450F for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 15 minutes, until the top is golden and the potatoes in the center are fork tender.
    Tip: Some of the sauce may bubble over the sides of the pan, so it’s a good idea to place a large baking sheet under the pan of potatoes to catch any drips.
  • Let the scalloped potatoes rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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