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Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Description: Did you have a bumper crop of spuds this year? Try this scalloped potatoes recipe. This is recipe has been around seemingly forever. Why, you ask? Simply because it tastes so good.


  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine

  • 1/3 cup onion, finely thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 1/2 cups milk

  • 6  cups medium potatoes, unpeeled, thinly sliced

  • parsley

Preparation  Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

  2. Grease 2-quart glass casserole dish with shortening (or cooking spray).

  3. In a saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter or margarine over medium heat.

  4. Cook onion in butter about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.

  5. Stir in flour, salt and pepper.

  6. Cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly.

  7. Stir in milk.

  8. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.

  9. Spread potatoes in casserole dish.

  10. Pour sauce over potatoes.

  11. Cut remaining 1 tablespoon butter into small pieces; sprinkle over potatoes.

  12. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.

  13. Uncover; and sprinkle parsley on top.

  14. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes longer, or until potatoes are tender.

  15. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving. The sauce will thicken as it stands.

  16. Serve hot.

Recipe Tip: Peel the potatoes, if you must. But, the best scalloped potatoes are unpeeled.

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