Scalloped Potatoes, Mom’s Way ~ ~ ~ Mine Too

Thankfully, I had no problem finding Velveeta recently:  remember the “Cheesepocalypse” Kraft confirmed in January ~ before the Super Bowl parties?

I just had to have some scalloped potatoes!   I love love them, just the way Mom made them with Velveeta, and Bubba agrees 100%.  They’re probably “au gratin,” but they’re scalloped to us.

The leftovers even leave me drooling, so I always make extra, ensuring that Bubba gets his fare share of leftovers also, because we know leftover scalloped potatoes are the best!

A thick creamy cheese sauce of just milk, butter, Velveeta, and seasonings, smothering a plethora of thinly-sliced potatoes…

Creamy sauce...

It doesn’t get much richer than this as it bakes into a mouth-watering irresistible dish!  Not too mention the aroma while baking!

Julia would most likely turn her nose up at this, but we’d eat her share!


Mom’s Scalloped Potatoes


¼ cup butter
¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2½ cups milk
2 cups Velveeta cheese, cubed
8 cups thinly sliced Russet potatoes, about 8 medium potatoes
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium-low heat.
Stir in flour, salt and pepper and whisk well.
Slowly pour in milk, blending well as it’s poured.
Add cheese and stir until melted.
Take off heat and set aside.
Peel and slice potatoes thinly.
Coat a 2-quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Add potatoes to baking dish.
Pour cheese mixture over potatoes.
Gently stir a little so that sauce coats potatoes.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until the top is browned. 
Remove from oven.
Let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.
8-10 servings


My fave...


  1. One of the top ten dishes in the world and the absolute best use of potatoes ever!!

  2. My boyfriend is Velveeta OBSESSED! I think he'd die of happyness if I made him this for dinner :)

  3. Mmmmm, those look good, Pam. You seem to be a fabulous cook!

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  5. Looks delicious Pam - I always hone in on recipes with the word "mom's" in them

  6. OMY Pam Im mouth watering
    still I dont lunch so IM hungry!!!
    Look delicious!!

  7. Nothing like a comfort food recipe from mom. I made scalloped potatoes for Easter...for the first time in years!

  8. Pam, This is pure basic comfort food! I could easily eat a couple big helpings of these scalloped potatoes. Of course, I'd add Tabasco... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  9. This is real comfort food Pam. I didn't realize Velvetta was in short supply.

  10. I love potatoes and I love Velveeta, so I'll definitely be making this. Thanks, Pam, for sharing the recipe!

  11. No chance of Velveeta cheese here but I bet they taste good with any cheese, yum yum. Keep well Diane

  12. I have never used Velveeta for scalloped potatoes..I bet it's nice and creamy..yum!

  13. I guess I will never loose my Yankee roots for scalloped potatoes. I love them and there is nothing better than made with Velveeta. And I add a big scoop of Miracle Whip too!

  14. I love family recipes! My mom just used milk, flour and seasonings in her scalloped potatoes and lots of onions. Now I'm craving scalloped potatoes :)

  15. I love them too - and yours look fabulous!

  16. Hi Pam, new to your wonderful blog. Love this recipe, with all it's comforting goodness. Potatoes are my big weakness, the more cheese the better.

  17. We love cheesy potatoes at my house. These sound reall good- Mom's recipes are always best :)

  18. We had cheesy potatoes for supper tonight. With bits of ham, onion and corn. So flippin' yummy.

  19. Au gratin or scalloped...really doesn't matter...I just love cheesy potatoes! It looks so comforting and delicious.

  20. I love cheesy potatoes. I'm seriously craving a big bowl of these now!

  21. We love potatoes and with cheese, even better! This looks yum!

  22. This sounds like my Mom's scalloped potatoes! You are right - it is the very best. Thanks for reminding me Pam.

  23. Cheesy creamy Potatoes, Yum! :)

  24. These potatoes look delicious:) love the Velveeta cheese. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Not sure that I can find Velveeta cheese in NZ (substitute?) but they look good!



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