If you love cheese and love potatoes you'll adore this delicious recipe! You can use any three cheeses you like, but I find using a sharp cheddar, freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, and thin sliced provolone (because it melts very well) are the best! Takes time to cook, but the result is so yummy and the smell is intoxicating!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 1 1/2 quart or larger casserole dish with butter or nonstick spray.

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  • Layer half of the potato slices in the bottom of the casserole dish. Dot with half of the butter cut or pinched into small pieces. Arrange half of the garlic slices over the potatoes, then pour half of the heavy cream over. Sprinkle one cup of Cheddar cheese over the layer, and season with salt and pepper. Repeat layering of potatoes, garlic, cream and Cheddar cheese, then top with the slices of provolone cheese. Season again with salt and pepper.

  • Bake for 1/2 hour in the preheated oven, then sprinkle the Parmesan or Romano cheese over the top. This will create a semi-hard cheese crust. Continue baking uncovered for another 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender when tested with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

679 calories; protein 22.9g 46% DV; carbohydrates 24.2g 8% DV; fat 55.5g 85% DV; cholesterol 186.1mg 62% DV; sodium 617.4mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2005
This is a delicious recipe. After reading other reviews I decided against using heavy cream. Instead, I wisked together one cup of fat free sour cream and 1 cup of skim milk. It made it very creamy, without the heaviness of the cream. Plus, the sour cream gave it a really nice flavor. I also used minced garlic instead of sliced garlice. It was absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2005
This was "good" but I've had better scalloped potatoes. I added more salt and garlic than the recipe called for, but there still seemed to be a dearth of flavor, probably because there was too much cream in the recipe. The cheese layers definitely saved the dish. Next time I will cut back on the cream by at least half and replace with garlic-infused milk. Tips: -I increased cooking temp to 400F--but you might want to cover lightly with a piece of aluminum foil so the cheddar doesn't brown too fast. -I used a mandolin to cut potatoes very thinly (a food processor would work too) and then I blanched the slices in a pot of boiling water for about 10 mins--don't let them get soft! I patted them dry, then layered them and had NO problems with cooking time. So, all in all: more salt/garlic, less cream, increase oven temp, slice potatoes thinly and blanch before layering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2005
This is a delicious recipe. After reading other reviews I decided against using heavy cream. Instead, I wisked together one cup of fat free sour cream and 1 cup of skim milk. It made it very creamy, without the heaviness of the cream. Plus, the sour cream gave it a really nice flavor. I also used minced garlic instead of sliced garlice. It was absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2006
An amazing recipe. Have made several times, each with different cheese combos. You have to use the fresh grated Parmesan on top for the crispy topping effect. I used my mandolin to slice the potatoes very thin, so the cooking time was precise. What a wonderful recipe! *Update*: I've found that if you cover with foil for the first half hour (spray the underside of the foil with cooking spray and it won't stick to the cheese) the potatoes cook more thoroughly. Just a little tip. Still making this awesome recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2004
I made these a couple of weeks ago. Very good I only changed this a little I crushed the garlic and added it to the cream (I tripled the recipe and wanted the garlic to be even through the potatoes) I also added finely chopped onion like another reviewer. Go easy with the salt with all this cheese especially with the parmesan. I will be making this for Easter dinner this Sunday to go with the ham. I find that if I par boil the potatoes (cover potatoes with water and bring to a boil for a couple of minutes) then slice they cook faster and the sauce is creamier I think because the potatoes don't absorb to much of the moisture maybe that just me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2007
Once again so many people changing the original recipe then rating the original! I made this EXACTLY AS IS....what a YUMMY and EXCELLENT DISH!! The second time I made it I did add extra garlic only because I love "extra garlic" it was STILL GREAT! Timing was perfect! It was one of the TASTIEST potato dishes we EVER TASTED. The teenagers loved it too. The first time I made it I kept having to look at the recipe but now it's EASY TO MAKE. IF you have left-overs they are JUST AS YUMMY! Thanks for the FLAVORFUL "AS IS" RECIPE! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2008
The first time I made these potatoes the texture was disgusting. The potatoes were underdone and sitting in water. However the flavor was so darned good that I thought it worth another try! Based on the recommendations of other reviewers I sliced the potatoes thinly using my Kitchen Aid slicer I used a mixture of 1 c. fat free sour cream and 1 c. skim milk instead of heavy cream I used pre-minced garlic from a jar to taste I ommitted the butter went light on salt and cooked for over 1 1/2 hours at 325. They were perfection! This recipe is especially good for those who loved crusty baked cheese. However lovers of ooey gooey cheese won't be disappointed with what lies underneath. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2008
Does anyone know if this recipe can be made beforehand and then cooked the day of? I want to use it for Easter Dinner but would like to be well prepared so I can enjoy myself instead of running around like a mad woman....Thanks!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2005
This was "good" but I've had better scalloped potatoes. I added more salt and garlic than the recipe called for, but there still seemed to be a dearth of flavor, probably because there was too much cream in the recipe. The cheese layers definitely saved the dish. Next time I will cut back on the cream by at least half and replace with garlic-infused milk. Tips: -I increased cooking temp to 400F--but you might want to cover lightly with a piece of aluminum foil so the cheddar doesn't brown too fast. -I used a mandolin to cut potatoes very thinly (a food processor would work too) and then I blanched the slices in a pot of boiling water for about 10 mins--don't let them get soft! I patted them dry, then layered them and had NO problems with cooking time. So, all in all: more salt/garlic, less cream, increase oven temp, slice potatoes thinly and blanch before layering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2005
WoW, I loved these potatoes, they were delicious. I followed the recipe with respect to the cheeses, using sharp cheddar, parmesan, and provolone, and these were great. I used Half-and-half instead of cream, as was suggested, so I would recommend this to others. Also, as others have said the butter could be reduced, mine WOULD have been rather greasy except that in the last half hour (when I removed it from the oven to add Parmesan on top) I drained the excess butter from the pan, because it was looking too greasy. I will definitely make this again, but probably with only a little bit of butter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2009
I spread the potatoes in a thin layer so they'll cook faster and i made sure they were sliced very thin. The cheeses on top got kind of crispy and that gave it a nice touch. I also covered the pan with foil for the first 30 minutes. Excellent! Update: Made these in cute individual ramekins layered as described and they look amazing!!Used half and half instead of heavy cream. Great presentation! Read More
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