Originally a British import, scalloped potatoes are now an established North American favorite. Creamy and satisfying, this quintessential comfort food features thin-sliced potatoes layered in a casserole dish, seasoned with onions and cream, and baked until bubbly on top. The result is a rich, golden-brown side with a pleasingly crusty top—perfect in the winter and holiday season. Scalloped potatoes make a delicious accompaniment to just about any meal, like a Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham. Layer in vegetables, mushrooms, or ham and extra cheese to make it a meal-in-one. Try one—or all—of our best scalloped potato recipes.

1. Basic Scalloped Potatoes

A casserole dish of basic scalloped potatoes.

The start of your scalloped potato journey. Made with your standard fare—butter, garlic, flour, and milk. Top with your favorite cheese (as much as you want) in the oven for the last 10 minutes of baking, and serve.

2. Tex-Mex Scalloped Potatoes

A casserole dish of Tex-Mex scalloped potatoes.


Add some heat to your scalloped potato dishes by mixing in some jalapeños and spicy cheese, and add extra flavor with sausages, chives, and cilantro.

3. Ham and Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

A nice big dish of ham and parmesan scalloped potatoes.

Hearty and comforting, you can almost make a meal out of this scalloped potato variation. Be generous with the Parmesan cheese and garlic to make it as creamy as possible. This variation is perfect for using up leftover ham, too!

4. Cranberry and Stilton Scalloped Potatoes

A nice pie dish full of beautifully arranged scalloped potatoes with cranberry sauce and stilton cheese on top.

Colorful, at the absolute top of the ‘triumphant’ scale, and the perfect balance of sweet and salty. Pro tip: place your baking dish on a cooking sheet before placing in the oven to prevent any spills and make for easy clean-up.

5. Pumpkin Scalloped Potatoes

A nice baking dish of pumpkin scalloped potatoes.

If you can’t get enough pumpkin, this variation of scalloped potatoes includes sharp white cheddar, pumpkin purée, and a little extra crunch with pumpkin seeds on top.

6. Classic Scalloped Potatoes

Classic scalloped potatoes in a baking dish.

If you are a traditionalist, you’ll want to make the all-time favorite: layered Creamer potatoes in a casserole with sharp cheddars and the beautifully browned top, seasoned with chives, thyme, paprika and parsley. Set the dish hot from the oven onto the holiday feasting table.

7. Stacked Turkey Leftover Scalloped Potatoes

Stacked turkey leftover scalloped potatoes.


Turning leftover feast fare into even more comforting dishes to keep the holidays going is one of our favorite ways to keep enjoying comfort food all season long. If you need a dish for New Years Eve, turning your turkey leftovers into an almost casserole-like take on scalloped potatoes might be just the ticket.

8. Pumpkin Spice Scalloped Potatoes

A nice big delicious dish of pumpkin spice scalloped potatoes.


A slightly elevated version of our pumpkin scalloped potatoes, this version adds pumpkin pie spices, pecans, and thick-cut bacon. Perfect if you’re feeling adventurous!

9. Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

Slow cooker scalloped potatoes.

No room in the oven? Let your slow cooker take some of the load off and make a big batch of scalloped potatoes that require no plating effort whatsoever. Perfect if you’re in a rush or can’t be bothered with assembly.

10. Scalloped Vegan Potatoes au Gratin

Vegan scalloped potatoes au gratin.

Colorful and flavorful, with earthy carrots, buttery Creamers, garlic and fresh chives, this twist on traditional scalloped potatoes is a perfect choice for holiday entertaining — an appealing twist on the classic for anyone who prefers going dairy-free.