Monday, January 12, 2015

Two-Toned Scalloped Potatoes

This scalloped potatoes recipe has a delicious creamy sauce.  We eat it as a main dish with meat added but you could leave out the meat and easily serve it as a side dish.  One day I didn't have enough white potatoes so I tossed in some sweet potatoes.  It was tasty!

Two-Toned Scalloped Potatoes                                                     Printable Recipe

3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons flour
2-1/2 cups milk
8 ounces Velveeta (or you can use 2 cups shredded cheddar or any other cheese you like)
salt to taste

3 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin

2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
ham slices, chopped, or dried chipped beef, chopped

Make cheese sauce: Add oil and flour to saucepan.  Heat and cook for a minute.  Add in milk, bit by bit, whisking as you go until the sauce has thickened. Stir in cheese until melted. Season with salt as needed. Set aside.

Slice potatoes 1/4" thick. 
Slice the sweet potatoes a little bit thinner than the potatoes. 
Put a little of the cheese sauce on the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish.
Layer with half of the potatoes
and sweet potatoes.
Pour on some cheese sauce
and spread over potatoes.
Sprinkle on half of your onions and ham and then layer your potatoes again

Sprinkle on the rest of the ham and onions and cover with rest of the cheese sauce.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.  Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  (You can check by poking with a fork.)  You can also sprinkle on more cheese before the last 10 minutes if you want.
Remove from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes before cutting.


  1. This looks like a colorful and delicious twist on a favorite dish of ours! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. What a great idea to use sweet potatoes in place of just white ones that are usually found in traditional scalloped recipes. Nice job!

  3. My mom used to make scalloped potatoes (but never with two tones!). Since I love sweet potatoes, this looks delicious!!

  4. I adore orange sweet potatoes. They must add so much depth of flavor to this dish. Great idea!

  5. Jenny,

    I have made scalloped potatoes many times, but I have never tried them with sweet potatoes. What a great idea! I love sweet potatoes and cannot wait to try this next time.
    Many blessings,
    Diane Roark

  6. This looks pretty yummy! Definitely doesn't fit in with the healthy eating I've started, but maybe I can try it out as an indulgence sometime. :)