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Three-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Photo: Mark Thomas; Styling: Gerri Williams
Prep time 50 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 15 mins
Yield Serves 12
You will savor every bite of these decadent Three-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes. Mix up different types of cheeses based on your preferences for this side dish.

Ingredients

  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 pounds baking potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Gruyère (about 5 1/2 oz.)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 bay leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 408
  • fat 26 g
  • satfat 16 g
  • protein 14 g
  • carbohydrate 30 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 92 mg
  • sodium 647 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook, removing when not quite tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Drain and set aside until potatoes are cool enough to handle.

  2. In a small skillet, melt 1 Tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool.

  3. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a large baking sheet with foil. Generously butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and place it on lined baking sheet. Add Gruyère, Cheddar, Parmesan, thyme, 2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper to onion mixture and stir until well combined.

  4. Peel and slice potatoes 1/4-inch thick. Arrange 1/3 of potatoes in baking dish, overlapping where necessary, and sprinkle with 1/3 of cheese mixture. Repeat layering twice, finishing with cheese. Pour cream over all potatoes and press bay leaves on top. Bake until cream is mostly absorbed and top is golden brown and bubbling, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve.

Also appeared in: All You, December, 2013, Homemade for the Holidays SIP;