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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Super creamy, garlicky, delicious and cheesy scalloped potatoes! Baked in a rich cheesy sauce until perfection. This side dish is perfect for your Easter dinner and to pair with any meal.
Author Diana
Servings 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 pounds (900g) potatoes white potatoes
  • 1 cup (237ml) vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp thyme chopped
  • 1 cup (237ml) heavy cream
  • 9 oz (255g) cheddar cheese grated


  • Start by washing the potatoes, and slicing them into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  • Place them in an electric pressure cooker, with vegetable stock. Cover with the lid, seal and cook on high pressure for 1 minute. If you don't have a pressure cooker, just boil the potatoes over the stovetop until they're soft but not too soft that they start breaking.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, take them out and set aside. In the pressure cooker, on saute mode, melt the butter. Then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant, add thyme, cream, and cheddar cheese. Stir until the sauce is smooth.
  • Arrange the cooked potato slices in a casserole dish, pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes and top with more grated cheddar cheese. 
  • Broil in the oven for 5 minutes or until the top is bubbly and slightly browned. 



  • Many recipes use raw sliced potatoes that are baked in the oven for over an hour. That process takes ages, so I prefer to cook raw sliced potatoes in a pressure cooker until soft, and then bake them in the oven with the cheddar sauce. This ensures that the potatoes are creamy and soft and cooked really quickly.
  • Use high-quality sharp cheddar cheese to make a great tasting sauce, and make sure to cover the top with more grated cheddar. The cheese will melt and slightly crisp at the top which gives the dish a lovely taste and color.
  • You don't need to peel the potatoes for this recipe.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 17.5mg | Calcium: 291mg | Iron: 4.6mg