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:


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

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

  5. 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 😉

  6. 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!

  7. 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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

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

  13. 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?!)

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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!

  22. 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!!

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

  24. 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!

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

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

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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!

  33. 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!

  34. 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!

  35. 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!

  36. 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!

  37. 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.