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Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes - cheesy, creamy dish made with round slices of potato simmered first in a flavorful cream mixture then baked to perfection with cheeses on top. The perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving spread! Creamy, flavorful and saucy!

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 513 kcal
Author ImmaculateBites

Ingredients

  • 2-3 strips bacon(diced) (optional)
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 thyme sprig 1teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream or whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt or more adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg optional
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes peeled and sliced about 1/4-inch thick
  • 4 oz. cheddar cheese or parmesan cheese to sprinkle to top

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 350° F.
  2. If using bacon add In a large skillet, cook the bacon until just crisp. (About 3-5 minutes) Remove bacon from pan and set aside

  3. Drain the oil an leave about 2 tablespoons or more of bacon drippings in the skillet
  4. Then add butter, followed by onions, garlic and thyme
  5. Sauté for about a minute or more until fragrant. Be careful not to let the garlic burn.
  6. Pour in cream, and milk followed by , salt, pepper, and nutmeg
  7. Bring to the cream mixture to a boil and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool down a little.
  8. You may(optional) discard the onions and thyme (use a sieve for this process). Transfer cream mixture in to a Dutch oven
  9. Add, sliced potatoes into the creamy mixture. Cover Dutch oven adjust heat temperature to a simmer. Cook for about 10-15minutes until potatoes is almost tender when pierced with fork
  10. Then transfer to a baking dish, sprinkle with cheese if desired . Bake until potato mixture is bubbling around sides and the top is golden brown. Remove and immediate sprinkle with bacon
  11. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon and let it cool before serving.