Rating: 3.45 stars
424 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 76
  • 4 star values: 122
  • 3 star values: 151
  • 2 star values: 65
  • 1 star values: 10

Scalloped potatoes with sauteed leeks can be assembled a day in advance in a casserole that travels from refrigerator to oven to table.

Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 12-cup baking dish. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add leeks, and cook until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.

    Advertisement
  • Arrange 1/3 of the potatoes in dish, slightly overlapping slices. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the salt, 1/2 of the nutmeg, and pepper, followed by 1/2 of the leeks and 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat. Top with remaining potatoes in a spiral. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Combine cream and stock. Pour over cheese and potatoes. Cover with parchment and foil. (Mixture can be refrigerated overnight.)

  • Bake for 30 minutes. Increase temperature to 425 degrees, uncover, and cook until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes. Let rest for 15 to 30 minutes before serving.

Reviews (34)

424 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 76
  • 4 star values: 122
  • 3 star values: 151
  • 2 star values: 65
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: Unrated
11/04/2019
Be more careful reading recipes. Thos recipe calls for 2 1/2 pounds of potatoes, mot 2 1/2 potatoes.
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2017
Literally the best scalloped potato recipe there is. People can’t get enough of them and a pretty easy recipe. Great to make it the day before too. It’s my go to holiday side dish (always requested by those who’ve had it!)
Rating: Unrated
02/28/2017
Ain't cream of tarter the greatest!
Advertisement
Rating: Unrated
11/06/2013
To marjkapsis, the recipe calls for baking at 350 for 30 min with foil on, then continued baking at 425 for 45 minutes with the foil off.
Rating: Unrated
04/02/2013
This CANNOT be made a day in advance!! The potatoes turned brown & stayed discolored even after cooking. The gruyere didn't melt as well after sitting either. Also, I made it 9x12 dish & it def could have used 3 leeks instead of 2 & it takes longer than 30 minutes. Will not make this again.
Rating: Unrated
03/31/2013
L
Advertisement
Rating: Unrated
12/01/2012
We made this for Thanksgiving. Great savory side dish. My Cuisinart disk is very thin do we double the layers and halved the recipe for our small gathering. It is a keeper!
Rating: Unrated
10/30/2010
This is so good and easy. I substitute Swiss for the cheese and it still tastes great! Freezes well also.
Rating: Unrated
04/06/2010
Delicious and elegant! Made this for Easter and it was the hit of dinner. First dish completely wiped out by all, kids and adults. Wouldn't change a thing!
Rating: Unrated
03/31/2010
Fantastic recipe that feeds a large group! If you don't have a large group it also freezes well. I recommend using a mandoline on slicing the potatoes. Slicing by hand takes forever.
Rating: Unrated
12/19/2009
This was fantastic!! I highly recommend.
Rating: Unrated
10/06/2008
Absolutely a must have in your potatoe repertoire! At a dinner party this weekend all of the guests asked for seconds and three of them asked for a copy of the recipe. I had added an additional 2 potatoes and cup of cheese and a 1/4 more of the broth and cream mixture to accomodate 10 diners. Delicious, delicious, delicious!
Rating: Unrated
05/27/2008
Great recipe - only added garlic salt which I do to almost everything. For wittich, whenever you do scalloped potatos add cream of tartar to the water when you are soaking them while cutting - that prevents the browning.
Rating: Unrated
05/27/2008
Great recipe - only added garlic salt which I do to almost everything. For wittich, whenever you do scalloped potatos add cream of tartar to the water when you are soaking them while cutting - that prevents the browning.
Rating: Unrated
04/16/2008
I made this on Easter and it was a perfect side dish for lamb (my in-laws were impressed!) Leftovers were not as good as the first serving, though.
Rating: Unrated
03/30/2008
Why do the potatoes turn brown? I put them in cold water, cover with a damp cloth, everything, but the potatoes turn brown. I only use Russets. Can Russet potatoes vary?
Rating: Unrated
03/26/2008
Delicious. Next time I would omit the salt.
Rating: Unrated
03/25/2008
I only submitted my comment once, and again it comes up three times. It also cut off all the rest of it. Someone needs to fix this.
Rating: Unrated
03/25/2008
I did make this, and it was delicious! I substituted fat-free half
Rating: Unrated
03/25/2008
I did make this, and it was delicious! I substituted fat-free half
Rating: Unrated
03/25/2008
I did make this, and it was delicious! I substituted fat-free half
Rating: Unrated
03/25/2008
COMMENT to MELLONA - The recipe calls for 2 1/2 pounds of potatoes, NOT 2 1/2 potatoes!
Rating: Unrated
03/25/2008
This was way better than the usual scalloped potatoes! To add a little crunch to the final layer of cheese, I added about a half cup of Panko bread crumbs. Was good! Also used a 9 x 13 pan to have more area for the crunchy topping! In my oven, 425 was too hot for the last 45 min - will probably do 400 next time.
Rating: Unrated
03/24/2008
This dish was excellent. We had it as a side dish with the rack of lamb and the roasted asparagus. II will definately make this again. I agree this would make a great brunch dish.
Rating: Unrated
03/24/2008
Great potatoes. Everyone loved them. I tweaked the recipe to allow for extra guests, so the delicious cream/broth that this cooks in spilled all over my oven. A bigger pan would have been a good thing for me.
Rating: Unrated
03/23/2008
this dish is a winner. I made this for our Easter brunch, and everyone wanted seconds. quick to assemble, easy to prepare - I'd make this again. perfect comfort food.
Rating: Unrated
03/23/2008
The recipe calls for a 12 cup pan....to use a 12 cup pan 2 1/2 potatoes would only make one layer. I used a 2 quart casserole and it fit perfectly with the three layers. This is the second recipe I've tried in this meal that the recipe had some problems in that the container required is obviously way too big for the recipe. I wonder about the food editor on this meal - did they not try out the recipes in home size portions? The cake - also a problem - see comments
Rating: Unrated
03/23/2008
The recipe calls for a 12 cup pan....to use a 12 cup pan 2 1/2 potatoes would only make one layer. I used a 2 quart casserole and it fit perfectly with the three layers. This is the second recipe I've tried in this meal that the recipe had some problems in that the container required is obviously way too big for the recipe. I wonder about the food editor on this meal - did they not try out the recipes in home size portions? The cake - also a problem - see comments
Rating: Unrated
03/20/2008
I've not made exactly this one - though I think I will, as I have leeks and potatoes - but I always substitute fat-free half and half for cream in recipes like this and it turns out fine. Derailed: how about a mix of cream of celery soup and water or something to sub for chicken stock? I've done that too. Or maybe vegetable stock? I was thinking about making twice-baked for Easter dinner, but I like this idea better. I'll be a Guinea Pig and let you know!
Rating: Unrated
03/20/2008
I've not made exactly this one - though I think I will, as I have leeks and potatoes - but I always substitute fat-free half and half for cream in recipes like this and it turns out fine. Derailed: how about a mix of cream of celery soup and water or something to sub for chicken stock? I've done that too. Or maybe vegetable stock? I was thinking about making twice-baked for Easter dinner, but I like this idea better. I'll be a Guinea Pig and let you know!
Rating: Unrated
03/20/2008
I've not made exactly this one - though I think I will, as I have leeks and potatoes - but I always substitute fat-free half and half for cream in recipes like this and it turns out fine. Derailed: how about a mix of cream of celery soup and water or something to sub for chicken stock? I've done that too. Or maybe vegetable stock? I was thinking about making twice-baked for Easter dinner, but I like this idea better. I'll be a Guinea Pig and let you know!
Rating: Unrated
03/20/2008
Oops.
Rating: Unrated
03/20/2008
Can something be successfully substituted for the heavy cream? This seems to be a high fat content version of the recipe.
Rating: Unrated
03/20/2008
Can Vegetable stock be used in place of the Chicken stock?