Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

This is my family’s dream food.

Warm potatoes baked with sour cream, green onions, and topped with cheese.

Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes - Baked with sour cream, green onions and topped with cheese! Easy comfort food that everyone loves! It'll be your new favorite recipe for scalloped potatoes!!

All the fixings of loaded baked potatoes are baked right into these tender, comforting, creamy, cheesy potatoes. What more could you ask for.

Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes - Baked with sour cream, green onions and topped with cheese! Easy comfort food that everyone loves! It'll be your new favorite recipe for scalloped potatoes!!

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I wouldn’t call the dish lite, but I tried to make it a little lighter. To make the cream sauce I omitted butter altogether and used lite sour cream mixed with Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk.

It’s so irresistibly creamy and thick but with fewer calories than skim milk. Eating more plant-based protein is a great goal and Silk Cashewmilk or Silk Almond Milk are my milks of choice for baking and smoothies. They’re so low in calories and fat, they’re vegan and dairy-free, and I always get impressive-tasting results. It’s the perfect match between tasty and guilt-free.

Silk Cashewmilk

The recipe is easy, feeds a crowd, and makes a great side for parties, events, holidays, and game days. Or make it for dinner for your family and you’ll have extra but I never mind planned leftovers.

My family loved the lightly browned cheese on top and asked me when I’m making these again.

Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes - Baked with sour cream, green onions and topped with cheese! Easy comfort food that everyone loves! It'll be your new favorite recipe for scalloped potatoes!!

Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes - Baked with sour cream, green onions and topped with cheese! Easy comfort food that everyone loves! It'll be your new favorite recipe for scalloped potatoes!!

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Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

This is my family's dream food. Warm potatoes baked with sour cream, green onions, and topped with cheese. All the fixings of loaded baked potatoes are baked right into these tender, comforting, creamy, cheesy potatoes. I tried to make it a little lighter and to make the cream sauce I omitted butter altogether and used lite sour cream mixed with Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk. The recipe is easy, feeds a crowd, and makes a great side for parties, events, holidays, and game days. Or make it for dinner for your family and you'll have extra for planned leftovers.

Yield: serves 6 to 8

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: boil 25 minutes, bake 30 minutes

Total Time: about 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds baby red potatoes, scrubbed
  • water
  • 1 cup Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk (Almondmilk or a thicker milk like whole milk may be substituted)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream (I used lite)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 green onions, trimmed and sliced thin (use green and white), reserve 1 tablespoon for sprinkling
  • 1 heaping cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. To a large pot add the potatoes, cover with water, cover pot with a lid, and heat over high-heat to boil. After water is boiling you can reduce the heat slightly or crack the lid so water doesn't boil over. Boil until potatoes are fork-tender, about 25 minutes. Drain and set potatoes aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F and spray a large baking dish (about 3 1/2 quarts) or a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. To a large bowl, add the cashewmilk, flour, and whisk to combine.
  4. Add the sour cream, salt, pepper, and whisk to combine until smooth.
  5. Stir in the green onions; set aside.
  6. Slice potatoes into 1/4-inch wide rounds, add them to the milk-sour cream mixture, and gently stir and toss to coat. Allow potatoes to sit and soak up some of the cream mixture for about 5 minutes.
  7. Transfer the potatoes and unabsorbed cream mixture to prepared baking dish, making sure the potatoes lay mostly flat because edges or corners that are jutting up will be prone to burning.
  8. Evenly top with cheese and bake for about 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly golden browned. Start watching more closely at 25 minutes. Baking times will vary based on size and depth of baking dish; bake until potatoes are done to your liking given your equipment and taste preferences. Garnish with reserved green onions before serving. Potatoes are best warm and fresh, but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat gently before serving leftovers.
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25 comments

  1. Hi averie,

    Is there a reason you chose baby potatoes in particular? Can I use any other potatoes and just proceed with your recipe? Thx in advance.

    P.s. because I follow your site so regularly I decided to buy the cashew milk. I had it with my cereal but honestly I like the almond one more!

    • Potatoes all have a different texture, starch amount, thickness of skin, etc. which can effect cooking time and final results. I like baby reds and so does my family, so I went with them. I haven’t tried with other potatoes so can’t say for sure that you can sway any ole potato for the ones I used and not have to change a thing with the recipe. Probably will be safe, but haven’t personally tried.

  2. I bought cashew milk yesterday because of you! I was headed for the almond milk and then I remembered that you like the cashew kind. Can’t wait to try! Maybe in this. I love cheesy potatoes!

  3. My mom handed me a recipe and put me in charge of the scalloped potatoes last Christmas. They seemed to take forever to bake and the sauce ended up a little thin despite all the starch coming out of the potatoes. I think precooking the potatoes and a little flour in the sauce will take care of both of those worries! I’ll volunteer to make them again this year but I’ll use your recipe instead. I would also love to give them a try long before the holidays come around too!

    • How funny that of all recipes to be handed, it was scalloped potatoes! I think you have to pre-cook them in some capacity unless you slice them paper thin, aka on a mandolin (eek, not a fan, too many injuries with them) and so precooking is the only way to guarantee everything is cooked through at the same rate. And yes just a little flour, sort of like making a roux for a soup, is the key to making the sauce thicker. LMK if you try these before the holidays roll around :)

  4. I ADORE scalloped potatoes, but haven’t had them in ages due to them being naaaaat so healthy! I love that you lightened them up with that glorious cashew milk. Bring on the cheesy goodness! Pinned!

  5. I have to tell you that I’ve never been successful at scalloped potatoes either I cook them forever and they are still hard as a rock or the potatoes cooks but the sauce doesn’t thicken.  I never precook the potatoes so maybe thats my problem.  I’m gonna try your way and see if I can finally make them correctly.  Your’s look perfect.

    • I think you have to pre-cook them in some capacity unless you slice them paper thin, aka on a mandolin (eek, not a fan, too many injuries with them) and so precooking is the only way to guarantee everything is cooked through at the same rate. If you try these, LMK!

  6. Beautiful potatoes.

    Beijinhos,
    Clarinha

  7. This would be my family´s perfect meal too! I love how you lightened it up with the lite sour cream and cashew milk.. something to consider when I bake something like this with butter! Your photos are simply amazing :-)

    • Thanks for saying that…because white potatoes and orange cheese that ‘sets up’ the minute it comes out of the oven, well, it wasn’t the easiest photo shoot but glad you think they look great! Thank you!

  8. This is my family’s dream food.  <– DITTO.

    Every family gathering we have, people DEMAND that my mom make her "cheesey potatoes" which is basically this, but lazy style – shredded frozen potatoes with shredded cheese, sour cream, and I don't even know what else.  No matter how many people are there, it is always gone.  

     What is it about cheese and potatoes?

    • You mom sounds like so many ladies I knew who would bring a certain xyz casserole, taco salad, dessert, etc. to a potluck. Easy and not exactly clean-eating, but those were the recipes that disappeared the fastest! I think you family would love these!

  9. All this cheese has me swooning!!! Pinned :)

  10. These look amazing! If I made these my husband would just want this for his entire dinner… and I wouldn’t blame him!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  11. Oh my gosh. BEST POTATOES EVER!! Cheese is my friend…especially on potatoes!

  12. These potatoes sound delicious, and they are so yummy!! I really need to get out my mandolin and try this recipe today itself! I think they would disappear very quickly around my house! Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  13. This is my family’s dream food as well. There is something so comforting and perfect about cheesy and melty scalloped potatoes. Perfection!

  14. Mmm… Looks incredible! I think if you throw the word “Cheesy” onto the beginning of any savory dish, it’s automatically made worlds better! You sure have my mouth watering!

  15. I’m always on the lookout for quinoa dinner recipes that my kids might like. They’re not fans of quinoa, but this recipe might change their mind. Thanks for sharing!

  16. ohhhh yeah this is an irresistibe scalloped potato recipe!!!!

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