Scalloped Potatoes – the perfect side dish comfort food recipe

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An All American favorite, these scalloped potatoes are from my Nana’s recipe file. She served them with Baked Ham on Easter.


  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 3 tbs. flour
  • 4 tbs. butter
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 20 Ritz crackers
  • Paprika


  1. Peel and slice potatoes into a medium sized pot. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil.
  2. Boil for 3 minutes. Do not completely cook. Drain.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in saucepan.
  4. Add flour and stir until bubbly creating a roux.
  5. Add milk slowly while stirring constantly.
  6. Cook until the sauce is smooth.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Place crackers in a plastic ziploc bag and crush with rolling pin.
  9. Add 1 tbs of melted butter to crackers and mix by manipulating the closed bag.
  10. Spray 1 1/2 qt. casserole with non stick cooking spray.
  11. Put layer of 1/2 of the potato slices in bottom of casserole dish.
  12. Put layer of 1/2 the onion slices on top of potato layer.
  13. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and place bits of butter (1 tbs.) on onion layer.
  14. Cover with 1/2 of the white sauce.
  15. Repeat the layering process with remaining potatoes and onions.
  16. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and place bits of butter (1 tbs.) on onion layer.
  17. Cover with remaining white sauce.
  18. Top with buttered Ritz crackers
  19. Dust lightly with paprika.
  20. Cover and bake for 40 mins at 350F
  21. Remove cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes to crisp cracker topping to a golden brown.