Simple Scalloped Potatoes

These Simple Scalloped Potatoes are cheesy, easy, and great for the holidays.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Simple Scalloped Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 164 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 1 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter cut into pieces, plus more for brushing
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 2 lbs. russet potatoes peeled and sliced 1/8 in thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 3/4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. skim milk
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 fresh bay leaves
  • 1/2 c. grated gruyere cheese about 2 ounces


  1. Position rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 425.
  2. Generously brush a large skillet with butter, then rub with the garlic. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add half of the potatoes, sprinkle with 3/4 tsp. salt, and pepper to taste, then arrange the remaining potatoes on top. Sprinkle with 3/4 tsp. salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour the broth and milk over the potatoes, then add the nutmeg and bay leaves; simmer 3 minutes.
  5. Generously brush a shallow baking dish with butter and slide the potatoes into the dish; arrange with a fork, if desired. (If your skillet is ovenproof, you can skip this step and bake the potatoes right in the skillet.)
  6. Dot the potatoes with the cut-up butter and sprinkle with gruyere. Bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before servings. Discard the bay leaves.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
Use whatever cheese you want. I didn't have gruyere, so I used my new love, gouda. And of course, you know me, I omitted the nutmeg!

Adapted from Food Network Magazine, April 2011 issue

Nutrition Facts
Simple Scalloped Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 491mg14%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.