Mmmmm, fantastic! Because I'm on a calorie-reduced diet, I reduced the amount of cheddar cheese to 1 cup and used a low fat cheese. That gave significant calorie savings without sacrificing too much of the flavour. One other suggestion is to top with some browned turkey bacon and serve with a salad to make this a complete meal.
This is a wonderful recipe. Easy to do, quick (if you use the oven method)and flavorful. Can be adapted to things on hand. A layer or two of sliced onions changes the taste. Guests have requested this dish when they know I am cooking. A keeper!
I would have never thought of scalloped potatoes in the crockpot.I added ham chunks for a main dish.Yummy.
I did make a butter flour paste first before adding milk based on other reviews...it turned out perfect....we enjoyed them very much.
This being the first time I've had scalloped potatoes since I was a kid 20 years ago, I don't have a basis for comparison. However, aside from time-consuming preparation, these were easy to make, and were pretty tasty. Next time I would definitely add some kind of meat (bacon or ham) and some onions to jazz it up a little, but otherwise, I'd leave it as is. I had servings of it, and so did my boyfriend. I did take mine out of the oven after 1 hour and 20 minutes though as the tops were looking plenty crispy and the sample slice I pulled out of it was cooked through.
I scaled this back for 4-5 serves but had to double the half-and-half (in my case hi-lo milk mixed with cream) and add about an extra 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese (didn't use parmesan) to cover. If making again I would add some crispy cooked bacon and some spring onion and would always use the paprika. Also took 45 to cook at 175C fan forced oven (I had 3 layers of potatoes thinly sliced). Thank you GrandmalsCooking.
I made this in the crockpot and wasn't entirely pleased with the results. However, I didn't follow the recipe exactly, adding some diced ham. The sauce was thinner than I expected and quite bland (despite the ham). I think this would be better if baked in the oven.
I made this recipe on 5/24/09 as part of mine and SO's dinner. I made as written for the oven except for the following, Yukon Gold potatoes were used and I didn't peel them. I don't know if using the Yukons made a difference or not, but the recipe just didn't turn out for us.But, thank you for taking the time to " Adopt " an orphaned recipe. :)