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Scalloped Potatoes For One

This easy scalloped potatoes recipe is creamy, extra cheesy, and incredibly delicious! Made with just 1 medium-sized potato sliced thin and surrounded by a rich, velvety smooth cheese sauce. This wonderful side dish is sure to become a favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Cool5 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 496kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 medium Yukon Gold potato , peeled, sliced, and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Place potatoes into a buttered 5-inch baking dish or a baking dish of similar size. Set aside
    sliced potatoes in a baking dish | One Dish Kitchen
  • Melt butter over medium heat in a 1-quart saucepan. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  • Slowly stir in milk. Cook, stirring frequently until mixture is smooth and has thickened, 2 minutes.
  • Stir in ½ cup cheese, salt, and pepper and continue stirring until cheese has melted.
  • Pour over potatoes; place dish on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
    sliced potatoes with sauce in a baking dish | One Dish Kitchen
  • Remove from oven and top with 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese; return to oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes, until cheese has melted.
    bowl of scalloped potatoes


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 810mg | Potassium: 948mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 19.4mg | Calcium: 608mg | Iron: 6.2mg