Parmesan Scalloped Potato Stacks

A fun alternative to traditional scalloped potatoes. Personalized stacks of potatoes slices soaked in cream, Parmesan cheese and spices, then baked until tender and bubbly.

Parmesan Scalloped Potato Stacks Recipe from

I blame Katrina for this recipe, at least partly. I was a tad concerned with sharing two potato recipes in one week. She told me that there is no such thing as too many potato recipes. I completely agree and I hope you do too! There is a perfect explanation for multiple potato recipes in one week and it’s not just because I love them. And love them I absolutely do!

You see, I’m the person that sometimes thinks we’re low on an item and gets more during the weekly grocery run, only to find out that we weren’t low at all… in fact we were fully stocked. This mostly happens with potatoes and it happens a lot. Please tell me I’m not the only person that does this?

Parmesan Scalloped Potato Stacks Recipe from

It’s happened with soap too. It never happens to things like candy or ice cream though. Nope. Those I definitely know what we do and don’t have. Unless of course I’ve hidden an item on myself. I did that last year. I hid a bag of caramel squares behind the cookbooks because I kept wanting to bake with them and instead kept eating them. Hiding them was my way of making sure that didn’t happen. It was a nice surprise when I did find them. And no I never baked with them. Issues…

So potatoes…

Parmesan Scalloped Potato Stacks Recipe from

I wanted a fairly quick potato recipe to make and share and of course needed to be simple with items I had on hand. This was one of those complete spur of the moment recipes that needed to be done while the children were content or snoozing. One can never be sure how long those times will last.

Remembering a recipe I had seen a while back, I did some alterations and created the most amazing appetizer/side/snack… whatever you wanna call it… dish. Seriously awesome in your mouth kind of thing. I purposely didn’t take a picture of the mess that it makes. I didn’t want to scare you off because you have to make these. My pan looked kind of ridiculous after but it was for a good cause and does clean up with a bit of soaking. No worries. That’s what water and soap are for.

Parmesan Scalloped Potato Stacks Recipe from

At first bite I swear these tasted like mac n cheese which is totally okay and kind of makes sense… cheesy carb laden goodness. Slices of potatoes are soaked in heavy cream with cheese and spices, stacked and baked until tender and bubbly. I halved this recipe (and am sharing that amount), I’m kind of glad I did because I ate it all. Not a single slice remained for The Mr to try. I even taunted him with pictures… ‘wanna see what I made?!’ ha… so thoughtful of me, I know! I’ll definitely be making these again though so it’s okay.

Parmesan Scalloped Potato Stacks

Stacks of potatoes slices soaked in cream, Parmesan cheese and spices, then baked until tender and bubbly.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potatoes
Servings: 6


  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C Parmesan cheese plus additional for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a large bowl, add heavy cream, spices and cheese. Mix well. Set aside.
  • Grease a muffin pan generously with baking spray or your favorite oil.
  • Peel potatoes and chop off the ends. Slice potatoes into thin rounds. Toss potato slices into the cream mix. Coat well.
  • Stack potatoes 5-6 slices high per tin. Press down to glue the pieces together and push some of the liquid out around the edges. Sprinkle each stack with 1/8-1/4 tsp more of Parmesan.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.
  • Use a knife to loosen the potatoes from the edges as needed and carefully remove from the pan with a long fork.
  • Serve warm.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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28 Responses to “Parmesan Scalloped Potato Stacks”

  1. #
    Kathryn — June 22, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Wow, these sound wonderful! Love all that creamy carby goodness!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 22, 2012 at 8:52 am

    You can blame for for potato loving any day. :) And hello! This is coming to my table this week. Winner winner!!!!!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — June 22, 2012 at 9:25 am

    i looove potatoes in all forms + these look wonderful! oh + i’m totally the opposite at the store – i’m 100% sure that we’re fully stocked at home on, say, sugar, DON’T buy any at the store, then get home + discover there’s only 1 tablespoon left. =) so, back to the store i go! sad, but true.

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — June 22, 2012 at 9:27 am

    A fabulous idea! I pinned this one.

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    Rachel Cooks — June 22, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I love all the potato recipes! These cute little stacks look soooo delicious.

  6. #
    Cassie — June 22, 2012 at 10:25 am

    No such thing as too many potato recipes. LOVE this!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — June 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    These are so cute! If I loved potatoes as much as you do I’d be headed to the store right now for all the ingredients!

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    IdaBaker — June 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Although I never over purchase potatoes, I have neen known to do that with a few other items. :)

    I love potatoes so the more recipes the better.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — June 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Ok, these look like heaven! That is one yummy potato!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 22, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    my husband would go ga-ga for these!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    these potatoes look so different in the way they’re cooked than regular potato dishes and i’m already in love! they look so good..and you can definitely NOT have enough potato dishes, ever! good idea on hiding candies, i probably should start doing that to all my treats :P

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — June 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I want these now! I have some itty bitty potatoes, maybe I’ll try some bitesize minis. Just fabulous!

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    kita — June 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Love the sound of these. I am looking for something new to do with potatoes. And yeah, I am guilty of picking things up we really aren’t out of… toothpaste. Its like Im stocking for the zombie apocalypse.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 22, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Oh man, this is my ultimate weakness = carb overload! And seriously, what a great idea to stack these up in a muffin pan! I’m saving this for Thanksgiving dinner!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 23, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I love these! Great way to use a muffin pan!

  16. #
    kat — June 23, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    What a lovely and easy idea!

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    Ann Mah — June 24, 2012 at 11:42 am

    The small stacks look delicious and are adorable! I wonder if you made them in silicon cupcake wrappers if the cleanup would be a bit easier?

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      Rachel — June 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      I’m sure cleanup would be a snap if silicone molds are used! :)

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — June 25, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Love this. Agree that you can never have enough potato dishes, and I always overstock on some things, and then the things I tend to need at the moment, Im always out of somehow… if you have issues, then I do too :D

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    Erin — June 25, 2012 at 9:32 am

    You, Ma’am, are stinking BRILLIANT! I was getting tired of grilling red potatoes in my nifty grill pan…this will be PERFECT for me while I’m on a no-wheat diet!

  20. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — June 25, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    we just had a similar potato dish at a wedding and it was lovely! thanks for posting this :)

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    Deborah — June 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I can totally relate – I keep my potatoes in a closet, and always think I’m out when I have a huge bag in there!! Love these, and totally agree that you can’t have too many potato recipes!

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    sharon — August 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I just made these potatoes and yummie..but i also said to myself, hmmm, i have some onions,, so yes i did the same things with onions and they are yummie also… just don;t need to cook as look as the potatoes..

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      Rachel — August 2, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed them! And great idea with the onions. :)

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    Katie m — November 6, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Pretty but I’ve seen this exact recipe before. Maybe you should give credit?

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      Rachel — November 7, 2013 at 7:19 am

      While I appreciate your concern for sourcing, I did source my inspiration. This recipe is original when considering that the ingredient amounts are my own. Perhaps if you saw something completely identical to mine, it is the other party who should be giving credit. This is an older recipe and there is a good chance of that having happened.

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    jk — June 13, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Hello, you say to slice potato into thin rounds, however, your picture appears to be almost 1/4 inch thick, is that correct? Your recipe looks delicious! Did you add any additional cream to the potatoes in the muffin tin? I assume not, however, wondering how mine would bake if only coated with the cream in the mixture?
    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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      Rachel — June 17, 2022 at 7:42 am

      There should be plenty enough cream if the potato slices have already been soaked prior to adding to the muffin pan.

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