Stove-Top Scalloped Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Great any time, particularly good on a campout on the camp stove, we have even done over an open fire, in a cast iron pot, a little ash never hurt. (the amount of salt has been corrected to 1 teaspoon, sorry it was a typo)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine potatoes with onion, salt and milk in heavy frypan.
  2. Simmer covered for 30 to 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Sprinkle cheese, cayenne and crumbs over top.
  4. Continue cooking uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

These were excellent! A little salty, though, so I will decrease the salt by half next time. I didn't have shredded cheese thawed, so I put some American cheese slices on it, and it was a hit with my guys! This recipe fed my 4 family members (2 adults and 9 and 13 yr old boys), with no leftovers. If I fix it for company, I will double the recipe.

cherir February 25, 2002

The first time I made this recipe, it boiled over, so the second time I used a larger pot and it was perfect. I added some carrot slices because I like the look. Wonderful recipe. Much easier than the oven baked.

DonnaMarie March 29, 2002

WOW, is this ever decadent! Like Anu's, my potatoes were done in 15 minutes. I used all the salt called for, but decided to use Kosher instead of iodized after reading the comments. It wasn't too salty at all. I don't know what got into me . I used 1 cup cream & 1/2 cup nonfat milk, and about twice as much cheese as was called for. A little extra cayenne. Instead of cooking uncovered the last 15 minutes, I popped it under the broiler until the cheese was melted and bubbly. Next time, I'm going to try it without altering the ingredients. I'll bet it will be just as wonderful without all the added fat. And, yes, watch out for that milk boiling over! Mine didn't (thanks to the comments), but I had to turn my burner past the low setting to the extra low. If you have a gas stovetop and don't have an extra low setting, you can roll-up/crumple foil in the shape of a donut, put it on your burner and your pan on top of that (to elevate your pan from the heat, to make your low setting even lower).

GinnyP May 18, 2002

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