loaded scalloped potatoes

Thinly sliced skin-on potatoes are layered with butter, chives, crumbled bacon and shredded cheese.  Repeat.  The layers are then covered with an amazing milk and yogurt mixture to create the most delicious bubbling sauce.  These Loaded Scalloped Potatoes are sure to steal the show at your Easter dinner.

Loaded Scalloped Potatoes | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

I don’t mean to alarm you, but have you taken a glance at your calendar lately?  Although the weather certainly doesn’t indicate it – Why hello there, forecasted accumulation of snow! – Easter is less than a month away.  There’s no need to panic, I’m about to get you voted most popular of your Easter dinner.

Loaded Scalloped Potatoes | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

To me, Easter dinner isn’t Easter dinner without a plateful of potatoes.  No ham.  No main dish.  I need a huge helping of comforting potatoes.  Bonus points if those potatoes are covered in cheese.  And what do you know, these Loaded Scalloped Potatoes are just that and then some!

Loaded Scalloped Potatoes | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

Thinly sliced skin-on potatoes seasoned with salt and pepper and layered with butter, chives, crumbled bacon and shredded cheese.  Repeat.  The layers are then covered with an amazing mixture of milk and yogurt to create the most delicious bubbling sauce.  

Loaded Scalloped Potatoes | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

Think of it as scalloped potatoes gone wild.  This side dish is loaded with all of your favorite potato toppings and will no doubt steal the spotlight on your dining room table.

Loaded Scalloped Potatoes | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

Loaded Scalloped Potatoes
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • chives
  • 1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 1-1/2 quart casserole dish by greasing bottom and sides.
  2. Using a mandolin, slice potatoes to ¼" thickness. Cover bottom of casserole with single layer of potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and dot with butter. Sprinkle with chives, cheese and bacon.
  3. Repeat layers until all potato slices are used or casserole is full, ending with layer of potato slices. Season top layer of potatoes with salt and pepper and remaining cheese.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, yogurt and flour. Pour over potato slices.
  5. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until potatoes have cooked through and bubbling.
Notes

Loaded Scalloped Potatoes | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

And that part of the recipe that says to grease the bottom and sides of your casserole dish?  This is where I should admit to doing so with rendered bacon fat.  Not only do my potatoes come out of the casserole dish cleanly, I’m also adding another amazing layer of flavor.

You’re welcome, you future Easter dinner all-star, you.

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I partnered with Food.com to obtain the original recipe, but received no compensation for this post.  All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.

Comments

  1. An update of a classic recipe. Yes, perfect for Easter, and pure comfort food! Nice job.

  2. Yum! Will be on the list to try after baby is born.

  3. um….omg. TOO MUCH YUMMINESS TO HANDLE!!!

  4. Hi Melanie! Stopping by from Saturday night fever. I love scalloped potatoes, but haven’t made them in forever. Thanks for a great recipe – I just might have to make these for easter, as they would be a perfect side! Have pinned!! ~Erin

  5. Wow! These look amazing … potato heaven! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing recipes at my link party. I am so hungry between this and the peanut butter double chocolate delight:)

  6. I love scalloped potatoes, and these look fantastic!

  7. What a beautiful scalloped potato dish. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday

  8. Keshet Starr says:

    These look delish! Would love to see a vegan version of this one day! Because I do most of my “fancy cooking” for Shabbat and I keep kosher, so I don’t mix meat and milk, I’m always looking for a version of a dish like this that I can try!

  9. Love this idea for an Easter Brunch! Featuring at Family Fun Friday! link to happyandblessedhome.com

    Monica

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