Simplest Scalloped Potatoes

Just a handful of ingredients make up this comforting and simple side dish of scalloped potatoes.
Course Side Dishes
Servings 4 people
Calories 439kcal
Author Aimee


  • 2 pounds yellow-fleshed potatoes scrubbed, skins on
  • 1 1/2 cups 35% cooking cream or whipping cream
  • salt and pepper
  • optional fresh herbs


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Grease a 9-inch oval or 9x9 baking dish.
  • Thinly slice potatoes using a mandoline or a food processor with the blade attachment.
  • Arrange a layer of potatoes on the bottom of the pan (about 1/3 of the sliced potatoes).
  • Pour about 1/2 cup of cream over them and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange another layer of potatoes, top with 1/2 cup more cream and season. Repeat with final layer of potatoes and top with remaining cream.
  • Bake for about 50 minutes, until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork and top is lightly browned. Serve hot.


For additional flavour, layer chopped herbs or garlic between the layers of potato.
Do Ahead Directions: Prepare and bake potatoes as directed above. Cool completely, then cover and refrigerate for up to two days. Before serving, bring to room temperature, then reheat gently in the oven at 325F.


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 1004mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1310IU | Vitamin C: 26.4mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 7.3mg