Scalloped Potatoes with Three Cheeses

For all the starch and white food group lovers like me, this an alternative side dish to Mac and Cheese with Roasted Tomato Slices from yesterday. It’s from cookbook author Rick Rogers who writes holiday themed cookbooks, like Thanksgiving and Christmas.  These potatoes go just as well with ham as they would turkey or veggies 4 my veggie daughters.  The original recipe calls for blue cheese but some reviews said they subbed in gruyere instead.  That was all the prompting I needed to have a COOK OFF!   I halved the recipe and made 1/2 with blue cheese and the other 1/2 with gruyere.   I’m a blue cheese fan but I didn’t like it because it had a harsh taste.  The gruyere potatoes were great!  Creamy with a nutty flavor that married well with the other cheeses.  This is a winner and you will be too if you make it for your friends and family!

Scalloped Potatoes with Three Cheeses

3/4 cup (packed) extra -sharp cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
3/4 cup (packed) Gruyere cheese, grated
1/3 cup (packed) freshly grated Parmesan cheese (about 1 1/4 ounces)
4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/4 inch thick rounds
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
3 cups whole milk

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Lightly butter a 13×9 inch glass baking dish. Mix cheddar cheese, gruyere cheese and Parmesan in small bowl.

2. Arrange half of potatoes in prepared baking dish, overlapping slightly.  Sprinkle with teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.  Sprinkle onion over, then flour.  Dot with 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle half of cheese mixture over.  Top with Remaining potatoes, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 2 tablespoons butter.  Reserve remaining cheese.

3. Bring milk to simmer in medium saucepan.  Pour milk over potatoes (milk will not cover potatoes completely).  Cover baking dish tightly with foil.  Bake 45 minutes.  Uncover dish; sprinkle potatoes with reserved cheese mixture.  Bake uncovered until potatoes are tender and cheese is deep golden brown, about 45 minutes longer. Remove from oven; let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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4 responses to “Scalloped Potatoes with Three Cheeses

  1. YUMM!!! Those look Delic! Can’t wait to have someone make them for me 🙂

  2. Pingback: 25 Scrumptious Real Potato Recipes

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