Parmesan Crusted Scalloped Potatoes

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

Scalloped Potatoes on plate

Homemade Scalloped Potatoes

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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Parmesan Crusted Scalloped Potatoes in pan

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

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:)

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.

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:)

Easy Scalloped Potatoes, Perfect for Any Meal

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

Layers of creamy, cheesy potatoes with a crispy Parmesan panko crust. This is Josh's famous recipe! Everyone loves these cheesy scalloped potatoes!
4.55 from 11 votes


For the Potatoes:

For the Parmesan Panko Topping:

  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I have them in the oven now! I did sub Monterey Jack because that’s what I had. I’m anxious to see if my picky eater daughter will eat them. I always make mashed to go with our roasts…she’s not fond of change!

    1. I haven’t tried putting them in the fridge unbaked, but they reheat really well. They would probably be fine unbaked too, I just haven’t tried it. Let me know if you do! Happy Easter!

  2. Made these for Easter with RAVE reviews! The only thing I did to make it easier was peel and cut the potatoes the day before. Also prepped the onion and garlic. Left potatoes in fridge in water overnight and continued the next day. A huge thank you for this recipe!

  3. Made these for our Easter dinner and OMG delicious!! They were the talk and outshined everything (just as you said)! They will be a perment dish on our future Easter menu and many more!! Thank you for sharing!! Every recipe of your I’ve tried exceed all my expectations!!

  4. I made these yesterday for Easter supper. I used 2% milk instead of heavy cream. My family had seconds, so they were a hit!

  5. These were perfect! THE best scalloped potato recipe I’ve made! Went very well with Easter dinner… Garlic and herb roasted leg of lamb. Thank you for sharing!

  6. I am making this for a dinner party tomorrow night. Do you think I could put together in the morning, and then bake in the evening? Thanks for this yummy recipe!

    1. Yes, you can make them the night before and put in the fridge. Bake the next day!

  7. I have been looking a long time for a recipe that made me say “YUM”. Spotted this one today and had to try it. I LOVE TO COOK. I want to thank your husband for creating this recipe as it was simply delicious and exactly what I was looking for. I did, however, use Mild Cheddar and Italian Blend shredded cheeses. My husband loved it too.

  8. Made these tonight. My dad is going through a rough time and loves scalloped potatoes so I made them as part of our meal tonight. He adored them, we all did. They were so good. This recipe will definitely be a new family favourite. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I read the title and was like “no”, then read the post and was like “yes”. Excited to make this on the weekend!!

  10. Hi…love you guys and your recipes, but have to say after making this recipe twice (exactly)…it’s a runny, somewhat greasy mess? Are you sure 2 lbs of potatoes are enough? It’s tasty for sure…I mean how can you go wrong with those 3 yummy cheeses…but it doesn’t “set” like scalloped potatoes should…help?

    1. Hmmm, we’ve never had a problem with the recipe. You can try adding more potatoes. Sorry you are having issues!

  11. Maria and Josh, Yum! What a great twist on scalloped potatoes. My wife and I loved them. I hope you don’t mind, I added some bacon bits under the parmesan and it was delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Took them to church for a potluck supper.  Got many raves and request for recipe.
    Took them a couple weeks later to Easter dinner.  Again, same response.  May it almost exactly like the recipe except for using chicken broth – low sodium.

  13. I made these for Easter and they turned out perfectly and are the best scalloped potatoes I have ever made or tasted, everyone else agreed too!

  14. Just want to clarify that you boil the potatoes in the broth and cream?  Was afraid I was reading that incorrectly.  Thanks, they look delish!

  15. Just wanted to be sure I was reading the directions correctly.  You boil the broth and cream with the potatoes?  Was afraid of boiling the cream?  Thanks!!  Looks delish!

  16. Do I need to peel the potatoes or is it OK to leave the skin on? I’m making a batch for a holiday party and want to make sure I do it perfectly.

    PS: I’ve been using your archive of cookie recipes for years and love to refer people to your blog! Thank you for always publishing such well-tested recipes.

    1. We don’t peel the potatoes, but if skins bug you, you can peel them. I am so glad you are enjoying our recipes and thanks for sharing with others!

  17. I used his recipe for our annual block party cook off contest. And out of 13 entries, I won! The neighbors LOVED this dish! Thanks!

  18. 5 stars
    Our friend Christine made these for us when we were visiting and we loved them. We have made them three times so far and they will definitely be my go to for scalloped potatoes from now on.

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