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Scalloped Potato Bake


This recipe does not include flour so it is gluten free.


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons butter plus enough to butter the casserole dish
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated white cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Caramelize diced onion in 2 tablespoons of melted butter in a saute pan.
  3. In a saucepan, heat up the cream with a sprig of thyme and chopped garlic.
  4. While cream is heating up, butter a casserole dish. 
  5. Place a layer of potato in an overlapping pattern and season with salt and pepper, sprinkle some of the caramelized onion on top. 
  6. Remove cream from heat, then pour a little over the 1st layer of potatoes. 
  7. Top with some grated cheddar. 
  8. Repeat this for 2 more layers. 
  9. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes. 
  10. At this point if you desire you can top the baked scalloped potatoes with a little more cheese and broil until the cheese browns. 

Since this recipe used heavy cream instead of making a white sauce this dish is gluten free.


  1. You can definitely call this dish Comfort Food.

  2. I'm agrre with Granny Annie above: this is a perfect comfort food!!! Hugs and blessings, Flavia

  3. I'd like a serving of those potatoes right now, please. Ellen, you're a girl with great recipes!

  4. Perfect timing! I have to do a potato dish for a meeting on Thursday night! So thanks! I love your site!

  5. Oh, pass the casserole dish...yum.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  6. Yum...needed a potato dish to go with my pork loin for tonite...this is it:)

  7. yum! I'm making this with a pot of tomato soup for dinner!

  8. Oh, so good! For a different flavour option, try adding a bit of rosemary and parmesan to this.

  9. Sounds like my kind of comfort food...definitely will make!

  10. I'll add this to my recipes for family gatherings! Keep the gluten free ones coming - they are certainly appreciated!

  11. These are the foods I'm craving right now. Must be getting close to winter.

  12. Are heavy cream and whipping cream the same thing? If not, is heavy cream sold as heavy cream?

  13. Dochri,
    It's also called heavy whipping cream.

  14. Love your recipes. I check daily! I was wondering if you have the nutritional information for your recipes in the book?/and if so, would you possibly post the info with the recipes?

  15. Yum! This is the first recipe I've seen that actually calls for white cheddar cheese. I fell in love with Tillamook cheese after tasting their white cheddar; it's awesome.

  16. I've never tried thyme in my scalloped potatoes...great idea!!

  17. I made these for my husband's birthday tonight and the mild curdled. Any ideas on why?

  18. I have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing.

  19. Fabulous! Thank you so much. :)


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