You can’t go wrong with cheesy potatoes! Scalloped potatoes have become a staple at various holiday dinners in our family. They seem so simple, made of just a few ingredients, but they are a-ma-zing! Make sure that you are using quality cheese as it will make a BIG difference and is completely worth it.
This is one of my favorite side dishes. I have always been a fan of the broccoli and cheese flavor combination and so I thought this would be a great way to do something different that has familiar flavors at the same time. I do not add the broccoli to the sauce and instead I just sprinkle some on each layer. I found that if I add it to the sauce, the flavor of broccoli becomes a little overwhelming.
This is another dish that my food processor comes to the rescue! The potatoes are shredded in seconds and are uniform in thickness. I love this machine! You can use a mandoline as well, but it is worth it to invest in a food processor because there are so many ways to use it and they hold up so well.
Getting the crunchy cheese on the top and the bottom is a must in our family. People will fight over the crunchy cheese and I like to trade my crunchy bits for the inside, middle sections (which are my favorite, personally) because the crunchy cheese is like gold.
It can be a little tedious taking the time to layer the potatoes, so if you are in a rush or just not caring that day, you can just throw the potatoes in the dish, pour in all of the sauce, and gently stir or move around the potatoes to get the sauce in all the nooks and crannies. It is not quite the same and not quite as pretty, so I recommend taking the time to layer it properly when you are entertaining or having a holiday dinner, but it does the trick!