These Three Cheese Scalloped Potatoes are creamy, rich and golden brown, loaded with a three cheese blend of sharp cheddar, blue cheese and Parmesan.
What potatoes will be on your holiday table?
When I think of Thanksgiving, three dishes always come to mind. Turkey, stuffing and scalloped potatoes.
We rarely eat scalloped potatoes any other time of the year, leaving the holidays to indulge in one of our creamy, cheesy favorites that’s sure to have us napping by the afternoon!
If you love your potatoes to make a statement at your holiday table, you will love the blend of extra-sharp cheddar cheese paired with decadent blue cheese and sharp Parmesan. They’re truly some of the best scalloped potatoes we’ve ever had. I think you’re going to love them, like we did!
With the weather so cold here, Thanksgiving haaaad to come early. When the temperature drops, I want comfort food!
Not wanting to break tradition by having turkey early, we served this with a nice, juicy, smoked ham. Clever, eh? 🙂 I justified breaking out the scalloped potatoes before the holiday by saying I had to ‘test’ the recipe! You know…for my readers? Thank you dear readers for being my alibi. 🙂
Hmmmm, how about you? I’m not sure these came out alright <wink, wink>, so we may just have to make them a few more times before Thanksgiving. #sofibbing
3 Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
- 3/4 to 1 cup packed shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
- 3/4 to 1 cup crumbled Danish blue cheese
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan packed
- 4 pounds russet potatoes peeled, cut in half, then in 1/4-inch-thick half-rounds
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons 1/2 stick butter
- 3 cups whole milk
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish and set aside.
- Mix sharp cheddar cheese, blue cheese and Parmesan in a small bowl.
- Arrange one half of the potatoes in the baking dish, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with one teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Layer with onions, then sprinkle with flour. Dot with 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces and distribute them evenly in the dish. Sprinkle with one half of the cheese. Top with remaining potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces.
- Reserve remaining cheese and set aside.
- Bring milk to a simmer on medium heat in a medium-sized saucepan. Pour warm milk over the potatoes. The milk will not cover potatoes completely. Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover the dish (liquids in dish may look curdled); and top with the reserved cheese mixture. Bake uncovered until potatoes are tender and cheese is deep golden brown, approximately 45 minutes longer.
- Remove from oven and serve!
Johlene @Flavours & Frosting says
Very clever serving this with ham 🙂 lol Looks really tasty!!
Are you as glad as I´m that it´s nearly weekend??
Yesssss Johlene – I am! Today has been a total Monday for me. I was locked out of my site for over an hour! Ugh! The weekend can’t come soon enough! xoxo! Have a beautiful weekend my friend!
My family makes me make mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving, but at Christmas, I break out the gratin or scalloped potatoes! And yes, it’s nice to make something just to test for readers. It’s so special to get to eat these kinds of dishes for more than just the holidays! These look seriously delicious! 🙂
Thank you Marcie! Well, I have to admit, I love mashed potatoes too, so you definitely wouldn’t hear me complaining! Maybe I should ‘test drive’ a few variations of Mashed Potatoes this weekend! 🙂
This looks easy and delicious. Thanks for the idea!
Thanks Sarah! It is easy and sssooo good. Rich but good! 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali says
These look yum Kristi! I love potatoes and I love all the cheese in here. Pinning to try this later!
Me tooooo Manali! Cheese is good stuff! Thanks for the pin love! xoxo
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
Comfort food at it’s finest!
Amen Melanie! Hahaha! Now you know why we only have it once or twice a year! 🙂
Marissa | Pinch and Swirl says
I always make mashed potatoes, but I love scalloped potatoes and haven’t every tried blue cheese in them. Great idea, Kristi!
Thanks Marissa – we lovvvvved the blue cheese in them – it has such a nice, strong flavor!
Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong says
All that cheese.. yumm!! These potatoes look cheesey and delicious. . Love it Kristi!!
Thanks Arpita! I’m so glad you like them! They are definitely cheesy!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
I agree…we don’t really eat potato casseroles except for the holidays. Why is that?! They are so easy and delicious. And these look stunning!
Thank you Meg! They are definitely an indulgence. If my waistline would allow it, I might have them more often! Hahaha!
We are doing mashed potatoes this year! Although that just means that I need to make these for a regular dinner. Cheese me please! They look awesome!
Hahahaha! I LOL’d at the Cheese Me Please comment Ashley. I love you girl! Your posts and your comments ALWAYS make me laugh! xoxo
Kathy @ Olives & Garlic says
I love scalloped potatoes and since we are a potato eating berating loving family I can make this tomorrow night and would’t need an excuse. Yum.
Hahahaha! You and me Kathy, we are the same kind of girl! Can I come over? We eat alike my sistah so moooove over! Especially the no excuse part! I love that! LOL!
Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says
The more mashed potatoes the better!! These look WONDERFUL Kristi! We’re not hosting so I’m not 100% sure what type of potatoes will be on our Thanksgiving table, but I’m willing to bet mashed and sweet potatoes!
Yes! How could I ever forget sweet potatoes! Lucky you – if you’re not hosting, you don’t have so much work!
Cyndi @ My Kitchen Craze says
These look amazing! Yum!!
Thank you Cyndi! Anything with 3 cheeses is great in my book! 🙂
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
I hardly ever make scalloped potatoes, but when I do everyone is so happy. My husband could seriously eat potatoes with every meal. I say it’s the Irish boy in him. 😀 he will so happy to see these served. Pinning
Thanks for the pin Cindy! I’m with your husband – me love me some potatoes! 🙂
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens says
Oh my gosh – yum! I’m a huge blue cheese fan, and adding it to scalloped potatoes is a deliciously diabolical little stroke of genius! Pinning for sure! 😀
Thanks for the pin Shelley! I’m with you – blue cheese rocks!
Oana @Through Oanas Lens says
I didn’t have scalloped potatoes for ages. I really have to try this delicious 3 cheeses recipe! Pinned to do it in December. Have a great weekend!
Thank you Oana! We don’t have them very often either, but every time we do, it’s like potato heaven! Especially with the blue cheese! Have a great Thanksgiving!
Oh Kristi, this is such a delicious side dish…I have not had scalloped potatoes for ages, and I am loving all the cheese in it!
Have a wonderful weekend 🙂
Thank you Juliana! We don’t have this indulgence much either 🙂 but we love it every single time we do. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving Juliana! So glad you stopped by! xoxo
Isadora @ she likes food says
I always go for the mashed potato for holidays but these scalloped potatoes are looking mighty good and might change my mind this year 🙂
Thanks Isadora! I’m a *huge* mashed potato fan too – why not serve them both? Hahaha! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Kelly - A Side of Sweet says
These look dangerous! I feel like I could easily eat a bucket of them!
Thank you Kelly! I’m afraid I did eat a bucket of this! ROFL! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Alessandra // the foodie teen says
That looks seriously amazing! Yum!
Thanks Alessandra! I’m so glad you like it! Have a great Thanksgiving!
Love the three cheese idea. Sounds a bit similar with a souffle, just something easier to put together, and made without eggs. Will definitely try it out soon. I really love potatoes, in any way.
Thanks Ella. I can’t remember if I’ve ever made a souffle before! I love potatoes too! Have a great weekend!
Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ says
No Thanksgiving here but hopefully lots of mouthwatering potatoes like these once. May you have a great Thanksgiving!
Thank you Daniela! I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving as well! 🙂
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
We never did scalloped potatoes for Thanksgiving. Would you believe me if I said I’ve been craving it though?! This looks amazing!!!
I’d totally believe you – because I crave them too Tina! Hahaha! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
I actually hated scalloped potatoes as a kid. I think it’s because my mom made the “boxed” variety. *Blech* But my tastes have obviously changed. I would be all over these potatoes for sure!! 🙂
I grew up with these potatoes, so I’ve always bee a fan, but I’m glad you’ve converted! 🙂
K / Pure & Complex says
I haven’t had scalloped potatoes in such a long time. You have outdone yourself girl. This looks amazing
Thanks Kay! I love scalloped potatoes – and only one or two times a year of indulging is definitely not enough! xoxo
Shikha @ Shikha la mode says
LOVE the use of ramekins for this! Although honestly, I’d still eat at least two helpings.
Hahahaha! Thanks Shikha! Those ramekins were just for the photo only – let me tell you, I *did* have two helpings! LOL! Have a great Thanksgiving!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
I am loving scalloped potatoes these days! I don’t make them often because my boyfriend doesn’t like them but I am determine to keep on trying recipes!
Try it Julianne! You will love it. And, if your boyfriend doesn’t like it, more for you! Haha! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
What brand of blue cheese did you use in this recipe.
For the cheddar cheese, I use Tillamook, and for the Danish cheese, I used Castello! I hope this helps Jackie!