Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Canadians will understand the source. A well used Chatelaine's Cookbook dated late 60's. Very easy and every time I have made them I get requests for the recipe. I tend to do more 3 to 4 potatoes per layer and my salt is Lawrys Seasoning Salt. I think that is the secret ingredient. I don't really measure anymore, I just do what looks good. I would say I use 2 tbsps flour per layer and 1.5 tbsps butter a good shake of the salt and a couple grinds of pepper. Hope you like.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 9 medium potatoes
  • 1 -1 12 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 -1 12 teaspoon salt, seasoning salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper, couple grinds per layer
  • 2 tablespoons flour, depending on number of potatoes up to 3 tbsps
  • 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 12-2 cups milk, hot (I prefer 1.5 cups at max.)
  • 12-1 cup grated cheese, sharp cheddar


  1. Wash, peel and thnly slice potatoes. Butter 1 1/2 quart casserole or baking dish. Place layer of onion slice and layer of sliced potatoes in dish, using about 1/3 of each. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and flour. Dot with butter or margarine. Repeat layers, finishing with potatoes. Pour on hot milk (cold will curdle with onion). Sprinkle top with grated cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375 F 1 hour or until potatoes are tender and top is lightly browned. Serves 6 or more.


Most Helpful

I'm giving this five stars based on the zillion times I have made this over the years. Once the kids moved out though I rarely made it because my husband (shudder) doesn't like scalloped potatoes. I'm making them today and could not find my old worn Chatelaine cookbook (that also has the best Yorkshire pudding recipe). I went searching in hope of finding this recipe! Thank you so much. I know they will turn out amazing once again!

Kathy B. May 11, 2016

Finally a scalloped potato recipe that my DH and our two little boys will all eat!! The only changes I made was to add less salt than called for and only half an onion, which I shredded in the food processor as my DH seems to be deathly afraid of anything from the onion family. LOL Made for Spring PAC 2010

Davalyn_rain April 25, 2010

My hubby and guests really enjoyed these potatoes. Be careful not to over salt, and be sure to slice potatoes very thin, otherwise they will take a lot longer to bake.

Bluebelles November 23, 2008

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