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Scalloped Potatoes for Two

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

A potluck favorite scalloped potatoes recipe scaled down for two.


  • 1 large russet potato,sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • 2 thin slices of onions, halved
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated gruyere cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • dash of salt and pepper


    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
    2. Lightly coat a 1-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
    3. In a large skillet, melt the butter and saute the onions until tender, then add the garlic and cook stirring constantly for about 30-45 seconds.
    4. Whisk in the flour and mix well.
    5. Pour in the milk, and add the pepper and stir to combine
    6. Continue cooking on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sauce begins to simmer and just starts to thicken, about 5-6 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside.
    7. Layer half the sliced potatoes on the bottom of the casserole dish.
    8. Spread half the sauce on top of the layer potatoes. Use a slotted spoon to remove some of the onion and layer those evenly across the layer of potatoes.
    9. Sprinkle 1 cup of the Cheddar, 1/4 cup of the Gruyere and all the Parmesan, evenly over the first layer of potatoes and sauce.
    10. Top with the remaining potatoes and sauce.
    11. Sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly over the top.
    12. Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
    13. Uncover the casserole dish, if the sauce is bubbly around the edges continue to cook uncovered for another 20 minutes or until the potatoes and fully cooked.

      If making ahead, let cool completely and cover tightly then refrigerate. Reheat before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 617mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 20g

The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietitian.

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