This is the best scalloped potatoes recipe for the holiday season to serve as a side dish to your main course.
5 medium/large sized russet potatoes
3 tbsp butter
5 shallots (finely diced)
6 garlic cloves (minced)
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 ½ cups almond milk or milk of choice
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp dried oregano
½ cup freshly grated gruyere cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese (grated)
¼ cup oregano (chopped) for garnish
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Finely dice the shallots. Set aside.
Thinly slice the potatoes using a sharp knife or mandolin. Try to get the potatoes as thin as possible. Set into a large bowl. In a 12-inch casserole dish or cast iron pan, arrange the potato slices. Add the potato slices in handfuls, and place them into the dish standing straight, and gently separate and fan the potatoes in the entire dish (to ensure every scoop will have both tender AND crispy potato parts). Use small pieces to fill the gaps.
Now, melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the shallots, and cook until soft. Add the minced garlic and cook for 5 minutes until very fragrant. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried oregano, and allow to cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Add the flour, and stir till the shallots are completely coated. Add the milk and whisk till thick and creamy. Add in the gruyere and mozzarella and whisk till completely melted.
Pour the creamy sauce over the potatoes. Carefully cover the dish with tin foil.
Bake for 1 hour until tender and creamy. Remove foil and bake for another 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve immediately with chopped oregano and sour cream (totally optional)!
Replace the russet potatoes with red potatoes, purple potatoes, sweet potatoes, or even yams.
Substitute the dairy ingredients for your favourite plant-based options!
Serve at any of your holiday gatherings!!
Store in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for up to 5 days or up to 1 month in the freezer. Reheat to serve.
- Serving Size: 10
- Calories: 177
- Sugar: 1.9g
- Sodium: 661.9mg
- Fat: 6.5g
- Saturated Fat: 3.5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0.5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 22.5g
- Fiber: 3.9g
- Protein: 8.5g
- Cholesterol: 18.5g
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