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Loaded Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 434kcal
These loaded scalloped potatoes are the perfect side dish for holidays and everyday meals. They're layered with lots of cheese and bacon, and cooked in a cheesy sauce.
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  • 3 pounds Yukon gold sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 8-10 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • Fresh chives chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2 quart baking dish with olive oil spray and set aside.
  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then stir in flour until well combined.
  • Slowly whisk in chicken broth, cook for 1 minute, then stir in milk. Whisk until smooth, seasoning with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, until the sauce thickens. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in 1 cup of cheddar cheese until melted.
  • Spread ¼ cup of the sauce over the prepared baking dish. Arrange ⅓ of the sliced potatoes evenly over the sauce. Top with ⅓ of the sauce to cover the potatoes, then sprinkle with ⅓ cup of the cheddar cheese and ⅓ of the bacon. Continue layering two more times in that order with the remaining potatoes, sauce, cheese, and bacon and repeat. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for another 5 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Turn the broiler to high and brown the cheese, if desired.
  • Garnish with chives and serve warm.



Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 737mg | Potassium: 853mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 542IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 2mg