Holiday Scalloped Potatoes


Choose any combination of potatoes and sweet potatoes and layer them for your own special side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Holiday Scalloped Potatoes
Photo: Joyce Oudkerk Pool
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 ½ pound round red or Yukon gold potatoes

  • 12 ounce sweet potatoes

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 2 ¼ cup milk

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Fresh tarragon (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thinly slice unpeeled round red or Yukon gold potatoes. Peel and thinly slice sweet potatoes.

  2. For sauce, in a medium saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in flour; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in Parmesan cheese, the 1 tablespoon fresh or the dried tarragon, salt, and pepper.

  3. In a greased 2-quart shallow baking dish, arrange half of the round red or Yukon gold potato and half of the sweet potato, alternating in rows if desired. Spoon half of the sauce over the potatoes. Arrange remaining potatoes over layers in dish. Top with remaining sauce.

  4. Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake about 30 minutes more or until potatoes are tender and sauce is golden brown. If desired, garnish with additional fresh tarragon. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
9g Fat
27g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 318mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 10.6mg 53%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 0.9mg 5%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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