Learn how to make this mouth-watering side dish at home using only a few common ingredients. I will share with you a quick and easy scalloped potatoes recipe – the easiest side dish to comfort your cravings.

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The first thing to establish is that I am so confused with the names of the dish. Whether you need to call it scalloped potatoes or potatoes au gratin (do not forget about the term loaded scalloped potatoes with cheese). Then there is Gratin dauphinoise, where you use raw potatoes to make the layers and use cream or milk for the sauce but without cheese. And, in the classic scalloped potatoes recipe potatoes should be precooked before slicing.

In the end, I have decided if my Mom called this recipe “scalloped potatoes”, then I will use this name, too. My blog – my rules😉. Moreover, I use sour cream for the sauce. It adds the most amazing flavor and texture element to the final dish. Due to this rich creamy version of the cheesy sauce, we have an unforgettable side dish to serve. Perfect for any holiday or family gathering.

More potato side dish favorites:

Homemade Potato au Gratin

What to Serve With Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes Side Dish is perfect on its own. You can easily be full with one homemade portion of the dish. However, I would strongly recommend to add some salad with fresh vegetables (no thick dressing). Moreover, if you add some fish or cooked meat, then your meal will become just perfect. Here are some great ideas to serve with this dish:

Ingredients for Simple Scalloped Potatoes:

Simple Scalloped Potatoes Ingredients

  • 1-2 onions;
  • ½ tsp. butter, unsalted;
  • ½ tsp. dried basil;
  • 4 tbsps. sour cream;
  • 50 g cheese, semi-hard;
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic;
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to your taste.

How to make homemade potato au gratin:

  • Slice peeled potatoes with a knife or you can even use the mandoline slicer to get the thinnest slices. Put them into a deep bowl, season with salt and pepper, mix to cover all the slices evenly.

Season potato slices

  • In a blender cup, combine sour cream, pressed garlic, salt, pepper, and grated cheese.

Combine sour cream with salt pepper and grated cheese

  • Blend all the ingredients into a smooth mixture using the lowest power.

Blend until smooth

  • Preheat oven at 425ºF/220°C.
  • Take a baking dish and smear it with butter. Layout the first layer of potato slices. You will need half of the amount, as there will be only two layers of potato.

Layout first layer of potatoes

  • Pour half of the sauce over the first layer of potatoes. Make sure to coat potatoes evenly.

Pour half of the sauce

  • Next, spread out slices of onion over the first layer of potato slices.

Layout onion slices

  • Repeat the layer of potato slices and then finish with the rest of the sauce. Sprinkle dried basil over the top to add some extra delicious flavor.

Add the final layer of potatoes, pour the sauce and sprinkle basil

  • Bake gratin for 45 minutes or until potatoes are easily pierced with a knife. Depending on the thickness of slices and even the variety of bought potatoes it can take you up to one hour to get potato cooked through. Here is a tip: bake scalloped potatoes covered with foil for the first 30 minutes, then remove it and continue baking until potatoes become tender.

Bake

  • Before serving, make sure to let it cool down a bit to prevent burning. Enjoy your meal!

Let it cool down before serving

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe with Sour Cream

Learn how to make this mouth-watering side dish at home using only a few common ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe, How to make homemade potato au gratin, potato gratin, Simple Scalloped Potatoes
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 365kcal

Ingredients

  • 1-2 onions
  • ½ tsp. butter, unsalted
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • 4 tbsps. sour cream
  • 50 g cheese, semi-hard
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to your taste

Instructions

  • Slice peeled potatoes with a knife or you can even use the mandoline slicer to get the thinnest slices. Put them into a deep bowl, season with salt and pepper, mix to cover all the slices evenly.
  • In a blender cup, combine sour cream, pressed garlic, salt, pepper, and grated cheese.
  • Blend all the ingredients into a smooth mixture using the lowest power.
  • Preheat oven at 425ºF/220°C.
  • Take a baking dish and smear it with butter. Layout the first layer of potato slices. You will need half of the amount, as there will be only two layers of potato.
  • Pour half of the sauce over the first layer of potatoes. Make sure to coat potatoes evenly.
  • Next, spread out slices of onion over the first layer of potato slices.
  • Repeat the layer of potato slices and then finish with the rest of the sauce. Sprinkle dried basil over the top to add some extra delicious flavor.
  • Bake gratin for 45 minutes or until potatoes are easily pierced with a knife. Depending on the thickness of slices and even the variety of bought potatoes it can take you up to one hour to get potato cooked through. Here is a tip: bake scalloped potatoes covered with foil for the first 30 minutes, then remove it and continue baking until potatoes become tender.
  • Before serving, make sure to let it cool down a bit to prevent burning. Enjoy your meal!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comment section!

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