Four Cheese Garlic Scalloped Potatoes

A classic potato dish with four varieties of cheese, garlic and a nice spicy kick! A perfect side dish for any occasion.

Four Cheese Garlic Scalloped Potatoes Recipe from

Okay, three things…


I saw it over the weekend. SO good. You have to go see it. I loved the books so I had high hopes for the movie. Seriously, so well done. I’m already itching to see it again and even pre-order the movie. I even went as far as to see when the next movie will be out… I know what I’ll be doing this time next year!

Also, furniture shopping.

We went shopping for a new table this weekend, but when we were done the kids wanted to wander. Who could blame them? Looking at furniture is fun even if you’re not buying it. Is it just me or do you feel compelled to kind of drop down on all comfy looking couches and chairs. It’s basically the goldilocks issue for me. You think it looks comfy, but you don’t know until you sit down. Even if you’re not shopping for chairs or couches, you’re still compelled to try out the comfy looking ones.

And …we’re getting more snow this week! Seriously, make it stop! I’m so over snow. I want sun, flowers and warmth! It would figure that our new table and chairs have a delivery date smack in the middle of it all, which means we’ll probably have to wait to get them. Just my luck.

Four Cheese Garlic Scalloped Potatoes Recipe from

Make that four things, because… these potatoes!

Is it just me or do scalloped potatoes scream spring to anyone else? I think for some reason I associate them with Easter even though we’ve always been a mashed potato kind of family, even growing up. But I love scalloped potatoes. What’s not to love?

Layers of thinly sliced potatoes with lots of cheese, garlic and cream. It’s heavenly.

This particular variety of scalloped potatoes features not one or even two, but four varieties of cheese, freshly minced garlic, cream and a nice kick from spicy red pepper flakes. Be sure to add this tasty recipe to your Spring and Easter plans!

Four Cheese Garlic Scalloped Potatoes Recipe from

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Four Cheese Garlic Scalloped Potatoes

A classic potato dish with four varieties of cheese, garlic and a nice spicy kick! A perfect side dish for any occasion.


  • 3 medium russet potatoes (roughly 1.5lb)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1C heavy cream
  • 1oz mild cheddar, shredded
  • 1oz extra sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 2oz Gruyere, shredded
  • 1/3C Parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 1-quart baking dish.
  2. Toss cheese together in a large bowl. In a medium bowl whisk together salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and garlic with the heavy cream, set aside.
  3. Carefully peel and slice potatoes into 1/8-inch discs, using a sharp knife or mandoline slicer.
  4. Add two layers of potatoes to prepared dish, topping off with a small handful of cheese. Repeat layers until all potatoes and cheese have been used. Top off with heavy cream mixture.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender and top is golden.

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67 Responses to “Four Cheese Garlic Scalloped Potatoes”

  1. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — March 24, 2014 at 7:04 am

    YUM. Garlic, cheese, and potatoes… sounds like heaven!

    • Rachel — March 24th, 2014 @ 2:56 pm

      Thanks Marie!

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — March 24, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Potatoes always taste better with more cheese! These look delicious

    • Rachel — March 24th, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

      Thanks Chloe!

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    Maura — March 24, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Those look so good! I’ll definitely be making them for the next family function.

    I’m also in New England and very sad about the snow :( Hopefully it will be one of those storms where they’re just wrong and we get one inch.

    • Rachel — March 24th, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

      Fingers crossed this storm turns out to be a dud!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — March 24, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I’m definitely a meat and potatoes girl. You can never go wrong with scalloped potatoes coated with cheese.

    • Rachel — March 24th, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

      Thanks Meagan!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — March 24, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Oh you are making me crave Easter! My dad always makes scalloped potatoes for dinner and it’s probably my favorite. But Easter is like a month away, so I’m adding this to my menu lise for next week!

    • Rachel — March 24th, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

      You definitely need this then! :)

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    Claire Gallam — March 24, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Totally my dream dish. Love this!

    • Rachel — March 24th, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

      Thanks Claire :)

  7. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — March 24, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    OMG., yum! I want to bury myself in these potatoes….and then eat me way out :)

    • Rachel — March 25th, 2014 @ 7:34 am

      hahaha that sounds like an interesting plan :)

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    Laura @ laura's Culinary Adventures — March 24, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Yum! I saw Divergent over the weekend too. Now I need to read the book.

    • Rachel — March 25th, 2014 @ 7:34 am

      You’ll love the book even more!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — March 24, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I am planning on seeing that movie this weekend. I cannot wait. And these potatoes. So yummy! I wish I could sneak some in the theater.

    • Rachel — March 25th, 2014 @ 7:35 am

      You’re seriously going to love it! So good.

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — March 24, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Scalloped potatoes scream Ny time of year to me! Probably bc I could eat them every day! Especially If you pack them with 4 types of cheese! Oh the cheesy goodness! Your photos are beautiful, btw!

    • Rachel — March 25th, 2014 @ 7:35 am

      Thank you! :)

  11. #
    Medeja — March 25, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Potatoes with a lot of cheese and garlic sounds good to me! They look almost like a main dish :)

    • Rachel — March 25th, 2014 @ 7:35 am

      I can always eat potatoes as a main dish ;)

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — March 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

    The cream in scalloped potatoes always makes me shy away from them, but these look so heavenly I think I need to try them!! So much cheesy goodness :) pinned!

    • Rachel — March 25th, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

  13. #
    Ashley - Baker by Nature — March 25, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Oh man, I really want to DIG right in!!!

    • Rachel — March 25th, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

      Yay! :)

  14. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — March 25, 2014 at 11:26 am

    So much cheesy deliciousness. Yum! Oh my, it’s snowing here. I hate it!

    • Rachel — March 25th, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

      Thanks Jennie! Good luck with the snow!

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — March 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    GAH I just licked my computer.

    • Rachel — March 25th, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

      I sure hope it was clean ;)

  16. #
    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — March 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    What a wonderful creamy dish!

    • Rachel — March 25th, 2014 @ 6:22 pm

      Thanks Layla!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 26, 2014 at 9:12 am

    This looks SO good. I LOVE scalloped potatoes, even more when it’s a four-cheese one. Mmmm! Ugh Divergent. You know how I feel about it and my new boyfriend is a hottie ;)

  18. #
    Rou'a — March 26, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Beautiful!!! Everybody loved it!! :))

  19. #
    borisa — March 31, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Perfect dish for cheese lovers like myself!!!Thank you for sharing it.

    • Rachel — March 31st, 2014 @ 7:45 am

      Thanks so much :)

  20. #
    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — April 6, 2014 at 1:41 am

    How funny. I always think of scalloped potatoes as a winter thing. I think it’s the cream. Don’t worry. I’m not going to let something as silly as a calendar stop me from trying this recipe.

    • Rachel — April 6th, 2014 @ 8:47 am

      Too funny! They should definitely be a year round thing ;)

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    Holly — April 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I made this yesterday as a part of our Easter dinner and it was amazing!! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

    • Rachel — April 21st, 2014 @ 4:43 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing! :)

  22. #
    Kim Beaulieu — April 30, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Rachel I literally stumbled on these on SU. They look amazing, my hubby loves scallop potatoes so I need to try these. They look perfect.

    • Rachel — May 1st, 2014 @ 8:08 am

      Thanks Kim! :)

  23. #
    Christine — June 9, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Talk about delicious!

  24. #
    Carrie Steelman — November 26, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious! Any recommendations on preparing the dish, freezing it and cooking next day? Thanks!

    • Rachel — November 27th, 2014 @ 8:10 am

      If it’s being served the next day, freezing wouldn’t be necessary. I would only ever recommend freezing if it’s being made well ahead. In this case, chilling overnight would be sufficient and you would simply reheat in the oven or microwave.

  25. #
    Judy — November 27, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I only have cheddar.. would it be possible without gruyere?

    • Rachel — November 28th, 2014 @ 9:18 am

      It wouldn’t have quite the same taste but should still work just fine.

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    Robin — December 23, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Hi- this really caught my eye on Pinterest and I’m planning on doubling for Christmas Eve dins. Any suggestions on cooking time, pan size etc since it will be doubled? Thanks!

    • Rachel — December 23rd, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      If simply doubling, a 2-quart dish should be sufficient. I’d suggest cooking per the stated directions and check around 50 minutes to see how tender the potatoes are. Continue cooking longer as needed. Enjoy!

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    Beth — October 4, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I made these today for dinner, and they took wayyyyy longer than 60 minutes, my potatoes were still hard. I have made scalloped potatoes before and these are tasty but did not cook for anything!

    • Rachel — October 5th, 2015 @ 7:58 am

      The time will be determined on the thickness of your potatoes and oven temperature. If the slices are too thick or your oven is not running at the proper temperature, it will definitely take longer than specified.

  28. #
    Christina — November 24, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I made these for a Friends-giving and got so many compliments, I decided to make it again for my family’s thanksgiving in two days. I wanted to prep the dish tonight, however, as I will be travelling a bit with it. Do you have any tips for doing this a couple nights before?

    • Rachel — November 24th, 2015 @ 7:16 pm

      So glad to hear everyone enjoyed it! As far as making it ahead goes, I’d suggest making it as is and wrapping it well prior to traveling. Then, reheat the day of until heated through. Good luck and happy Thanksgiving! :)

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    Laura Aman — November 29, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    I made this yesterday and it was a complete smash hit! Truly, this dish is phenomenal! It’s an immediate classic for my family! ???

    • Rachel — November 30th, 2015 @ 7:38 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed it!

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    Nick Doyle — December 23, 2015 at 2:35 am

    I’ve made this several times, but used sweet potatoes instead. Both ways are wonderful and I’m glad I found this. It’s now apart of my thanksgiving lineup.

    • Rachel — December 24th, 2015 @ 7:26 am

      So glad you’ve enjoyed it, Nick! Thanks for sharing :)

  31. #
    Stephanie — March 22, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Do you use preshredded cheese or shred it yourself?

    • Rachel — March 22nd, 2016 @ 3:58 pm

      Freshly shredded would be best.

  32. #
    KarenB — October 22, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Rachel. These are in my oven right now. Thanks for the recipe. Very easy. Looking forward to trying them!

    • Rachel — October 23rd, 2016 @ 8:07 am

      I hope you enjoyed it! :)

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    Alexandria — November 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    I made 2 huge casserole trays of these for Thanksgiving and they were the hit of the dinner. These are ridiculously good. The only thing I changed was “small handful of cheese” I smothered the cheese on. It was a holiday so I allowed the extra calories and let me tell you it was soo worth it. I will be making this at Christmas for sure.

    • Rachel — November 29th, 2016 @ 7:12 am

      So glad to hear everyone enjoyed them so much! Thanks for sharing, Alexandria! :)

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    Brittney — April 11, 2017 at 8:41 am

    These are ASWESOME! I made 3 trays a few weeks ago and will be making more for Easter. I made the trays and gave them out to family members. I assembled them ahead of time, put them in the fridge, and then cooked them the next day and they turned out great!
    The four cheeses I used was Coby jack, Sharp Cheddar, Swiss and Parmesan. Thanks for the recipe :)

    • Rachel — April 12th, 2017 @ 6:58 am

      So glad you’ve enjoyed them, Brittney! :)

  35. #
    Dine & Drinks — January 11, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Rachel, Just looks delicious. Looks like i am too late to know this recipe.

    • Rachel — January 12th, 2018 @ 6:49 am

      Thank you!

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