Most people might be a little confused when they hear about scalloped potatoes, but this dish is one of the tastiest sides out there. Imagine eating this creamy and appetizing side dish paired with a perfectly roasted chicken, it doesn’t get better than that. Scalloped potatoes are perfect for a fancy dinner or a simple night in. And it’s easy to make with the oven. The scalloped potatoes cook time and temp are key for a good result. The oven temp I like to use is 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Now the question is. How long to cook scalloped potatoes at 400? Let’s touch on this in this post and hear tips on perfecting the recipe for homemade scalloped potatoes with cheese baked in oven.
At 400 degrees Fahrenheit, it takes 45 minutes to cook scalloped potatoes in the oven to get the best results. With this combination of oven temp and cooking time for your scalloped potatoes, you can expect a tender and delicious potato that is seasoned to perfection and coated with a layer of melty cheese. I haven’t heard many people talk about this side dish too often, which is really a shame. This dish incorporates a lot of people’s favorite foods into one, cheese and potatoes. Yes, cheese is a must when making scalloped potatoes. This combination of scalloped potatoes with cheese is a heavenly pair up. For a dish this good, you want to make sure that it’s made well, so be sure to bake at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes for the best results.
Scalloped potatoes can be baked at other temperatures without too much of a fuss. If you are in a rush for time or want to make an extra crispy scalloped potatoes, you can consider raising the oven temperatures to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. At 425 degrees F, the scalloped potatoes get cooked in 30 minutes in the oven. However, this high oven temp is going to cook your scalloped potatoes really quickly and resulted in the skin being burnt if you are not watchful over the cooking time. So keep a close watch on the time if you are raising up the heat.
On the other hand, if you want to have a more moist scalloped potatoes, go for a lower oven temperature. Consider 375 degrees to get a great result. Just know that you will have to wait longer. At 375 degrees Fahrenheit, it takes 1 hour to bake the scalloped potatoes in the oven. Potatoes are hard when uncooked or under-cooked, so if you take them out too soon, you might be enjoying your meal with some difficulty. A good thing about this temperature is that everything will bake well without burning, so you won’t have to stress out about that.
The best temperature to use for scalloped potatoes is 400 degrees for the best results. If you bake at 400, you will get creamy and delicious scalloped potatoes in a decent amount of time. Using too high of a temperature can burn the skin layer of the potatoes, and too low of a temperature can leave you with hard potatoes. If you want a side dish that will blow everyone away and keep them wanting more, use 400 degrees for baking. With that being said, everyone has different preferences for how they like their food prepared, so try out different temperatures. But 400 degrees is a definitely great place to start.
Scalloped potatoes are great for multiple occasions, and they are fairly easy to make as well. There are many recipes for scalloped potatoes baked in the oven. However, I just like sticking to this one easy recipes for scalloped potatoes with cheese. And here’s how to make scalloped potatoes in the oven.
Go to the store and buy a sack of gold potatoes, milk, garlic, butter, diced onions, flour, olive oil, chicken stock, seasonings, foil, and parmesan cheese
Peel 6 potatoes and cut them horizontally into multiple disks.
In a separate pan, melt some butter and add the diced onions and garlic and sauté them for about 5 minutes. Once the onions and garlic are sautéed, add 1/4 cup of flour, 1 cup of chicken stock, and 2 cups of whole milk.Whisk them all together until the mixture begins to thicken. Add your seasonings (thyme, sage, salt, etc.).
Coat a 9×13 inch baking dish in olive oil. Lay the cut potatoes down in the dish, gently leaning on one another liked toppled dominos.
Drizzle the mixture over the top of the scalloped potatoes. Sprinkle a cup or so of cheese on the top.
Set the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Take it out and remove the foil, continue baking for another 5 minutes. This final baking without foil is going to make the scalloped potatoes crispy on the outside. Once this is done, take it out. Enjoy!
If you want to make this process a little faster, there are a few tips that can help you do that.
For starters, try and have as many ingredients as possible stocked up to save you some time in the future. There’s nothing more frustrating than having to take a trip to the store when you don’t want to, so try to be as prepared as you can. Potatoes can last up to a month in the fridge, so make sure to keep some close for when you want to make this dish.
Even better news is that you can freeze scalloped potatoes for about 2 weeks before the quality starts to go down. If you want the best results when reheating, don’t cook your meal all the way before freezing, leave it a little uncooked. If you use a few of these tips to help you with dinner, you will have a tasty dish in no time.
And if the time saved from preparations is still not enough, consider using a higher temperature of 425 or 450 degrees. However, this temperature is going to cook really fast, so you have to watch the cooking time for your scalloped potatoes to prevent them from getting burnt. To avoid this, cover the scalloped potatoes with foil. This will keep the moisture in and prevent the outer layer from burning too quickly. The good thing is that there are a lot of wet ingredients in this recipe, so it helps to retain the moisture better too. Nevertheless, keep an watchful eye on the cook time.
Scalloped potatoes are incredibly versatile with what they can be paired with, so don’t be afraid to get creative!
A few traditional options you can add scalloped potatoes as a side dish include beef stew, roast chicken, and baked turkey breast.
If you want a few less traditional options, consider using tofu or fish as your main course, both will taste great with scalloped potatoes.
If you want to make the dish itself better, add some meat and vegetables in the pan. Lay some turkey or chicken slices in between the potatoes and add some spinach to the top to create new flavors.
Do what works best for you and your family. If you like it simple, no problem. If you want a more unique dish, then go crazy! Overall, it’s up to you, just have fun and enjoy your meal!