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Parmesan Crusted Scalloped Potatoes

Parmesan Crusted Scalloped Potatoes-cheesy and creamy layered potatoes with a crispy Parmesan panko crust! These potatoes are a great side dish for any meal. 

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After Josh and I got married, we moved into a small apartment for a few months while we were house hunting. When we were unpacking boxes in the kitchen, I came across Josh’s kitchen box. He had a lot of the basics: spices, flour, sugar, canned food, etc. I also found a few boxes of scalloped potatoes. I was intrigued. My dad grew up on a farm in Idaho, so we never had boxed potatoes growing up. Potatoes didn’t belong in a box:) I asked Josh why he had several boxes of scalloped potatoes and he got super excited. He said they were his favorite and asked if he could make a box for lunch. I just looked at him with a blank stare. He couldn’t be serious. Oh, he was. He dug through more boxes to find some pans and he made the boxed scalloped potatoes for lunch.

I humored Josh and took a bite, but I let him enjoy the rest. I was not a fan of his favorite boxed scalloped potatoes. I told him from now on we can start making REAL scalloped potatoes:) Well, Josh must really love me because he never bought boxed scalloped potatoes again. He created a scalloped potato recipe, from scratch. And I have to say Josh’s Parmesan Crusted Scalloped Potatoes are the BEST scalloped potatoes I have ever tasted. He may have got his inspiration from a box, but his scalloped potatoes are the real deal! They are SO good!

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Josh has been making his famous scalloped potatoes for years, but I’ve never helped him. It is his recipe and he loves making them so I figure I am off the hook. I just eat and enjoy:)

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I asked Josh the secret to his scalloped potatoes and he said lots of cream and lots of cheese. No wonder they are so good:) He also adds a Parmesan panko topping to the scalloped potatoes. I LOVE the crispy cheesy topping. It really makes the potatoes extra special.

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Josh would eat his Parmesan Crusted Scalloped Potatoes once a week if I let him, maybe every day. He loves them! I love them too, but I try to save this recipe for special occasions. The layers of creamy cheesy potatoes are super rich. I try to eat a small serving, but they are so good I usually eat a bigger helping than I should:) Caleb loves Josh’s scalloped potatoes too! I am so glad he is growing up with REAL scalloped potatoes:)

Josh makes his Parmesan Crusted Scalloped Potatoes every Easter. It is tradition at our house. We are all counting down the days until Easter so we can dive into a big pan of Josh’s creamy and dreamy scalloped potatoes.

Add Parmesan Crusted Scalloped Potatoes to your Easter menu! They are a great side dish, but beware, they might steal the show and be the highlight of the meal.

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Parmesan Crusted Scalloped Potatoes

Yield: Serves 8-10

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Layers of creamy, cheesy potatoes with a crispy Parmesan panko crust. This is Josh's famous recipe! Everyone loves these potatoes!


For the Potatoes:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 pounds russet potatoes, sliced into 1/8-inch slices
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

For the Parmesan Panko Topping:
4 tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until translucent and softened. Add the garlic and continue cooking for another minute. Stir in the cream and vegetable broth. Season with the salt and pepper. Add the potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Continue cooking until the potatoes are tender. Poke with a fork to check. This should take about 10-15 minutes.

3. Transfer half of the potatoes and cream mixture to a greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle half of the cheeses evenly over the potatoes. Layer the rest of the potatoes over the cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the second layer of potatoes.

4. Make the Parmesan Panko topping. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, Panko bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine. Sprinkle topping over the potatoes.

5. Bake potatoes until bubbly and the top begins to brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes. Serve warm.

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64 Responses to “Parmesan Crusted Scalloped Potatoes”

  1. YUM! I adore scalloped potatoes….especially with 3 kinds of cheese!
    I want to face plant into the middle of that casserole dish right now! pinned

  2. Chloe @ iheartboxes — April 9, 2014 @ 6:14 am

    Yum! This recipe reminds me a lot of the French potato dish, gratin dauphinois, that my mom used to make for special occasions! It also involves lots of cream and cheese and it’s nice to see that this recipe doesn’t shy away from the good stuff!
    Thanks for the great idea!

  3. I third that Yum! This is truly a special occasion recipe.

  4. Chloe @ foodlikecake — April 9, 2014 @ 7:38 am

    These look amazing! I love all the cheese!

  5. Sarah@WholeAndHeavenlyOven — April 9, 2014 @ 8:12 am

    What a comforting-looking casserole! I love scalloped potatoes and I would definitely not wait for special occasion to make these! 😉 pinned.

  6. TidyMom — April 9, 2014 @ 8:57 am

    I LOVE that these have 3 kinds of cheese Maria!! I’m on a huge gruyere kick lately! I need to make these!

  7. Josh makes some mean scalloped potatoes, they look awesome! My grandma made scalloped potatoes for a lot of Sunday dinners, but they were always from a box, it’s what I grew up on, too! Once I started making them from scratch for holidays, it took awhile for everyone to adjust 😉

  8. Jenny Flake — April 9, 2014 @ 8:58 am

    Total comfort food deliciousness :) Mmm!

  9. Heidi @foodiecrush — April 9, 2014 @ 9:22 am

    Tell Josh to keep those potatoes coming!

  10. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — April 9, 2014 @ 9:23 am

    Scalloped potatoes are always welcome on my table!

  11. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — April 9, 2014 @ 9:24 am

    Perfect comfort food. They would be great with ham this Easter.

  12. Mmmm….parmesan and potatoes are my weakness!! Love this!

  13. Julie @ Table for Two — April 9, 2014 @ 9:43 am

    Potatoes, parm, panko – LOVE this!! Making me so hungry!

  14. Heather Christo — April 9, 2014 @ 9:48 am

    these are just exactly what I want on my Easter table- they look so good!!

  15. Katrina @ WVS — April 9, 2014 @ 10:06 am

    Scalloped potatoes are my faaaaaav. Loving that parmesan topping!

  16. La Cuisine d'Hélène — April 9, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    I was raised on a farm and did not know what was ‘packaged’ scalloped potatoes at the time until I met my husband :) I did the same thing, I made him real scalloped potatoes. He loved them. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  17. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — April 9, 2014 @ 10:26 am

    Yum! Perfect side dish for my Easter ham.

  18. I was always curious about those boxed potatoes! What is the texture like, I would imagine really mushy? These ones from scratch look amazing. You had me at Gruyere ;D

  19. marla — April 9, 2014 @ 11:02 am

    YAY for scalloped potatoes :)

  20. Annie @Maebells — April 9, 2014 @ 11:02 am

    Oh man! Creamy cheesy potatoes are my weakness! This looks great! Pinning!

  21. There’s nothing better with an Easter ham than scalloped potatoes! These look so cheesy and perfect for dishing up on the side!

  22. Chichi — April 9, 2014 @ 11:20 am

    OMG my mouth is watering. I am making this for dinner tonight dinner tonight.

  23. Gaby — April 9, 2014 @ 11:50 am

    Just in time for Easter and so delicious!

  24. Stephanie — April 9, 2014 @ 11:52 am

    These just blew traditional scalloped potatoes out of the water completely!

  25. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — April 9, 2014 @ 12:37 pm

    One heck of a side dish. All my favorites into one little dish.

  26. Aimee @ Simple Bites — April 9, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

    I am so loving that crispy topping, Maria!

  27. Jennie @themessybakerblog — April 9, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

    The real deal is so much better than the box. I bet Josh is never looking back now that he has a pan of homemade scalloped potatoes. Love the panko topping.

  28. JanetFCTC — April 9, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

    Scalloped potatoes are one of my all time favorite foods and this version looks soooooo good! I love the panko topping; that has got to just take these over the top.

  29. Janine — April 9, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    I know its probably not the same, but can you use 2% milk instead of cream to keep the fat content down?

  30. Becky inCanada — April 9, 2014 @ 9:11 pm

    Although my husband loves potatoes, he’s not a big fan of Gruyere. Is there another cheese that would be a suitable substitute?

  31. Wowza! These potatoes! And that parm panko topping! This looks so decadent and tasty.

    (PS. I didn’t even know that boxed scalloped potatoes existed?!)

  32. Kristen Duke — April 9, 2014 @ 11:22 pm

    Wow, how can you go wrong with scalloped potatoes and crispy parmesan topping?! YUM!!

  33. Terry Covington — April 10, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

    I never would have thought to actually cook the potatoes in the sauce! This is a brilliant idea and looks like a great recipe — thanks!

  34. ami@naivecookcooks — April 10, 2014 @ 5:34 pm

    Yum!! These look heavenly!

  35. Cathy Boyd — April 14, 2014 @ 12:24 am

    I made these tonight and my husband said they were the best scalloped potatoes he ever had. My daughter couldn’t stop eating them. I cut the cream to 1/4 cup and 1/4 cup low fat milk. I upped the broth (I used chicken broth). I used 1 Tb butter for the potatoes and 1Tb butter for the topping. It was still amazing! We didn’t miss that extra fat.

    • Two Peas replied: — April 14th, 2014 @ 10:05 am

      Yay! I am so glad you liked them!

  36. Nancy from Minnesota — April 14, 2014 @ 10:23 am

    I just made these last night for dinner and they are delicious! I was out of Panko so I used ground up pita chips from Trader Joes and they were fantastic!

  37. These sound awesome to me…you just can’t beat a good pan of scalloped potatoes!

  38. Emily @ Life on Food — April 14, 2014 @ 10:14 pm

    My brother was always a huge fan of the boxed potatoes. I was never sold. These look fabulous. I can see where it would be hard to just have a small portion.

  39. Megan — April 15, 2014 @ 9:11 pm

    Could I make these a day I’m advance?

  40. Christy — April 17, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

    This recipe was perfectly timed. My husband has been asking me to make scalloped potatoes and when I saw this recipe I knew he’d love it.
    I was right, he can’t get enough of this. Thank you so much. It’s the best scalloped potato dish I’ve ever had.

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