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Recipe: Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

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I have a quick, easy, and frugal recipe for creamy scalloped potatoes.

Potatoes are a necessary part of any frugal family’s meal plan because they are filling, inexpensive, and very versatile. I make them countless ways, and some are liked more than others. I like to make dishes that I can make in the morning and then just heat up during the dinner rush. It is always such a busy time of day, partly because the things that didn’t get done when they were supposed to just keep getting pushed to later and later in the day.

scalloped potatoes

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I prefer to prepare as much of the evening meal as I can early in the day, often while I am making either breakfast or lunch. It just seems easier to me when I’m already in the kitchen anyway just to multitask.

With a large family, I would be lost without my food processor for things like this. Mine has a slicing attachment that slices all these potatoes in no time. It is also nice because all the potatoes are uniformly sliced.

This is a workhorse, and it’s been a part of my kitchen for a looooong time.

Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor, White


Last night I created a new recipe for scalloped potatoes that were a hit. This recipe would feed about 6 people, so if that is too large for you just scale it back a bit.

For these scalloped potatoes you will need:

  • 8-10 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced (hello food processor!)
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can of cheese soup
  • 2 T. dried onions
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Slice potatoes. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl to combine. Pour in casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, covered, depending on when the potatoes are tender to the way you like them. I will warn you that the sauce has a tendency to bubble out of the dish and drip down when I make them. I always throw a drip pan underneath just in case.

These creamy, perhaps dreamy, scalloped potatoes are sure to be a hit in your family just as they are in mine!

Are you looking for some frugal ways to feed your family like serving potatoes more regularly? Check out 15 Frugal Tips For Feeding a Large Family, 15 More Frugal Tips For Feeding a Large Family, and 15 Essential Tips That Feed My Family of 8 For $250 a Month.

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