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Roasted Garlic Scalloped Potatoes

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


How to make the best scalloped potatoes, and roast your own garlic!


  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 56 medium sized Russet potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned Panko breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To roast your garlic, slice off the very top (opposite the root end) of the head of garlic. Place the head of garlic on a square of tin foil, and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Gather the sides of the foil and loosely wrap the garlic up in a little foil packet. Place the packet on a baking sheet and place it in the oven. Bake for 1 hour, then remove it from the packet and then set it aside and let it cool for a bit.
  2. Peel and slice your potatoes and then place them evenly in a greased 9 by 9 inch baking dish. Set aside while you make the white sauce.
  3. In a medium pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Sprinkle the flour over the butter, and cook for a few minutes stirring constantly. Whisk as you pour the milk into the pan, and bring to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium and allow the sauce to thicken slightly, stirring occasionally.
  4. Squeeze the garlic out of the skin into a small bowl and mash it into a paste. Add the roasted garlic to the white sauce, along with the heavy cream, salt, nutmeg and pepper.
  5. Pour the white sauce over the potatoes and press the potatoes down a bit so that they are mostly covered.
  6. Sprinkle the Panko breadcrumbs over the top of the potatoes.
  7. Cover the baking dish and bake for 45 minutes, then remove the foil and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 361
  • Sugar: 7.5g
  • Sodium: 374mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Protein: 9.1g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg

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