|These amazing cheesy scalloped potatoes are a reminder of your hearty childhood meal.|
A bite of these tender potatoes flavored with rich, creamy Amol processed cheese sauce and topped with fresh spring onions is mouthwatering and heavenly.
The Best Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
This homemade recipe for stunning cheese scalloped potatoes is easy and simple. It would be a delicious side dish for your dinner parties or holiday supper.
This classic dish takes less than an hour from start to finish. It is the real meaning of perfection.
At first, you should preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC).
Start with peeling and washing the potatoes. Use a sharp knife or a mandolin to slice the potatoes into medium size pieces. You don’t want them paper-thin and not too thick.
Bring a large pot of water to boil, and add one teaspoon of salt. Then place the potato coins in the boiling water. The water must cover the potato slices.
Cook them for 10 minutes over medium heat until they are slightly soft. You want the potato slices fork-tender, not mushy and smashed.
Heat the butter in a saucepan, then stir in the all-purpose flour and let them shape a thick paste.
Mix the roux until it’s bubbly and light brown and not burnt. Stir frequently and pour in the milk gently, little by little. Let the sauce simmer for about 7-8 minutes. You want it to have a thick, smooth, and slick texture.
Set it to low heat, and stir in the sharp cheddar cheese, and whisk until it is melted and thoroughly incorporated—season with salt and black pepper. Remove from the heat and set it aside.
Drain the boiled potatoes, and pat them with a paper towel, and place them on a plate.
First, Choose a deep baking dish and butter every side of it. Then Spoon a thin layer of sauce into the bottom of the dish. Place a single layer of potato slices at the bottom of it.
Sprinkle some garlic and onion powder, and one tablespoon of chopped spring onions. Pour in the cheese mixture, make sure they are coated. Cut the Amol processed cheese (Low Fat) into bite-size pieces, and scatter over the first layer.
Top that with another layer of potato slices, and do the same with the remaining ingredients—repeat 3 to 4 times, or until the baking dish is mostly full.
Cover the baking dish with foil, and put it in the oven. Bake it for 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked, and the cheese is melted. Finally, remove the foil and bake for one more minute until the top is tender and golden brown. Let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Serve in your fancy dinner plate, sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley, and side it tender juicy cooked chicken, thanksgiving turkey, roasted beef, or pan-roasted steak.
You can use crisp bacon slices and dried tomatoes for the layering. They bring fresh flavors.