Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
Here is one of many potato dishes that we enjoy. I created this dish quite awhile ago and it always pleases the taste buds. This casserole is very quick and easy to make, with dynamite results. The tasty potatoes are flavorful, tender and very delicious. You won’t be sorry you tried this dish, there are never any leftovers.
- 2 -3 tablespoons butter
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 large shallot, French, minced
- 1 large leek, thinly sliced
- 1 small sweet onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 large sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
- 4 ounces cream cheese, garlic, room temperature
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- 1⁄3 cup heavy cream
- 2 large eggs
- 1 lb yukon gold potato, peeled, very thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 cup provolone cheese, grated
- 1⁄4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Butter a baking dish and set aside until needed.
- Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add the garlic, shallots, leeks, sweet onion and red pepper.
- Saute the vegetables for a few minutes until tender then transfer to a large bowl, until they are needed.
- In a processor or blender, combine the cream cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg, thyme and oregano, make sure to mix well.
- Next slowly add the milk, cream and eggs to the cream cheese mixture making sure to blend really well.
- Add the potatoes to the leek mixture coat well and pour into the prepared baking dish.
- Next pour the milk, egg and cream cheese mixture over the potatoes and sprinkle the cheddar and provolone cheeses on top of the potatoes.
- If necessary to prevent burning cover the potatoes with tinfoil.
- Before removing from the oven check that the potatoes are tender, oven temperatures can often vary.
- Bake for 1 – 1½ hours in a 350 oven.
Made this wonderfully unusual casserole to share at a neighborhood get-together & it was one of the first to disappear! Everyone loved the combo of flavors & I even had to come back to print out several copies of the recipe! Great hit of a recipe & definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hits recipe tag]
BK, you have done it again. this is the best take on scalloped potatoes that I have ever tried (even DH gave this 5 stars with a smile!). I made a half recipe and it cooked a lot fasted than I had expected even at 300 degrees so it had to sit a bit before everything else was ready and sadly it lost the "fresh from the oven" bloom before it was pic time. That however, did nothing to diminish the outstanding flavors. There were no leftovers I assure you :D. Yes, its a little time consuming but most of that time is baking time and it really does come together very easily. Try it, you won't be able to stop eating until it gone.
You're right -- we're not sorry we tried this dish! This has a lot of moving parts that went together surprisingly quick and the result is out of this world! Made as directed. Thanks, Baby Kato! Made for Aussie New Zealand Recipe Swap.