Scalloped potatoes are a popular side dish that is served at Thanksgiving (but they’re just as delicious any time of year). If you’re looking for ways to spice up this potato dish this year, here are a few tips and recipes that you may want to try.
One of the simplest and tastiest methods for scalloped potatoes involves using a casserole dish for baking. You’ll simply slice the potatoes up, and create layers of cheese, cream, and butter in between each ‘sheet’ of potatoes. You may also want to add fresh parsley, onion, or chives to give this scalloped potato dish a more savory flavor. Since you’re making the potatoes in a casserole dish, you’ll need to pre-heat the oven to about 350 degrees, and allow the dish to bake for about an hour and a half.
You can also make scalloped potatoes in a slow cooker; this will make the potatoes tender, and you can use frozen hashbrowns instead of having to peel fresh potatoes. Milk and cream of mushroom of cream of potato soup can be added to the slow cooker as well, and you may also want to add dried garlic or onion to taste. All you’ll have to do is combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker, and leave it for about 6 hours, stirring at least once. This way, you’ll already have one dish out of the way and you can spend more time on preparing the rest of the Thanksgiving feast.
Don’t forget that you can also add your favorite veggies to your scalloped potatoes (this is a great way to sneak in vegetables if you’re having a hard time getting your kids to eat them). Adding some frozen or fresh broccoli to the casserole dish before putting the potatoes in the oven, or sprinkling some shredded carrots in the layers of cream and milk is quite tasty, and you’re kids won’t mind at all once they taste the potatoes. You can also add things like turkey bacon or smoked chicken to the dish for a more complete side dish-these meats tastes great with potatoes too!
You and your family can try these recipes well before-and after Thanksgiving, and you may want to add your own personal touches after you find a favorite way of preparing the dish. Bon apetit!