Did you know you can make a cheese sauce from scratch without it being a hassle? This recipe for Crock Pot Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes from Gooseberry Patch’s Busy-Day Slow Cooking will show you how!
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Aunt Lou here.
I can remember when I first started cooking. I was so scared to try anything. Basically, if it wasn’t in a box with 99% of the ingredients included and very basic instructions, then I wasn’t terrified to try it. A recipe like this would have sent me running. Then I started trying out cooking a little at a time. Each time I tried a harder recipe and succeeded, my confidence would grow.
Now, after I have a tidbit of cooking under my belt, I realize that I didn’t have to be afraid! I now know that I don’t have to be scared! I have even grown to enjoy straying from a recipe and figuring it out on my own!
Crock Pot Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Notes:
- The original recipe called for shredded swiss cheese, but I had cheddar on hand, so that is what I used. It turned out wonderfully!
- I used Cassie, my 9×13 casserole crock pot for this recipe. If you don’t have your own Cassie yet, I would use a 5 or 6-quart crock pot so the potatoes can spread out like they do in my dear Cassie.
- If you are new to cooking, don’t be scared of this recipe because there is a “made from scratch” sauce. You can do it!
- 6 cups potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
- 5 tablespoons butter divided
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups milk
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup traditional bread crumbs
- Put 3 tablespoons of your butter in a saucepan and melt over medium-low heat
- Add your flour, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and pepper and stir well
- Pour in your milk, stir and cook on medium until it comes to a boil
While your milk is heating, combine your potatoes and onion (don't forget to stir your milk mixture occasionally)
- Once it reaches a boil, reduce your heat back to medium-low
- Cook your milk mixture, while stirring it frequently, until it thickens and is bubbly
- Add your Cheddar cheese and stir until the cheese is melted
- Pour your cheese mixture over your potatoes and give them a good stir
- Cover and cook on low for 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours or on high for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours, it is done when your potatoes are tender
- Melt your remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and combine with your Italian bread crumbs and sprinkle evenly over your potatoes
- Cook uncovered for an additional 30 minutes