Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes (and the secret to getting them to cook quickly!)

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This scalloped potatoes recipe is quick and easy to put together yet tastes incredibly delicious!

quick cheesy scalloped potatoes in skillet

Secret Tip for Quick Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are the perfect comfort food…  creamy, rich and cheesy; but they always take so long to cook!  Every time a recipe says 65-90 minutes, I plan the meal around that and they are NEVER done on time!  My mom taught me an easy little trick that speeds up the cooking of the potatoes and has them ready on time every time!  If you just pop them in boiling water for just a few minutes before you put this together, you will cut down your cooking time by as much as an hour!


Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes in dish



Items you’ll need for Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

* Potatoes * Casserole Dish * Cheese*

scalloped potatoes with cheese melted on top
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Review Recipe


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
This scalloped potatoes recipe is quick and easy to put together yet tastes incredibly delicious!


  • 2 lbs yellow potatoes
  • 1 can cream of mushroom chicken or celery soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash potatoes and slice 1/4″ thick (no need to peel). Drop into boiling water for 5 minutes. During the last minute, add sliced onions to the water. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, combine soup, milk, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl. Microwave until hot.
  4. Put a little bit of the soup mixture in the bottom of a greased 2qt casserole dish, a 9×9 pan or an oven safe pan. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes, 1/2 of the soup mixture and 1/2 of the cheese. Repeat layers ending with cheese.
  5. Bake at 375 for 45-55 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 264, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 268mg, Potassium: 747mg, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 14g, Vitamin A: 9.1%, Vitamin C: 22.5%, Calcium: 37%, Iron: 28.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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