Fannie Farmer's Scalloped Potatoes

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"A great "Classic" recipe from my Fannie Farmer's Cooking School Cookbook dated 1946. This is the only recipe I have used for Scalloped Potatoes for many years. Sometimes simple is best! You can always add bacon, ham, sliced onion or onion powder, garlic, fresh or from the jar or garlic powder, and any other combination of spices you like. Make it the way you like it best, but just like this is supreme!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (282 g)
  • Calories 297.5
  • Total Fat - 14.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 40.6 mg
  • Sodium - 225.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 35.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
  • Sugars - 6.5 g
  • Protein - 6.5 g
  • Calcium - 125.3 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

Step 2

Butter a 1 1/2 quart casserole.

Step 3

Cover the bottom of the casserole with a single layer of potatoes.

Step 4

Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, flour and a few dots of butter.

Step 5

Repeat until all of the potato slices are used.

Step 6

Pour milk over the potato slices, until the top is almost covered.

Step 7

Dot with the remaining butter.

Step 8

Bake for 1 hour, or until the potatoes are soft.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Easter dinner this year featured Ham and scalloped potatoes, your recipe very close to what our family has been making for years. Other than adding onion between layers as have always done made as posted with great results. Featured your recipe in this years Easter 2022 over in the Potluck Forum. Adding your recipe along side our family favorite!

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(21 Apr 2022)


This brought back so many memories...this is the way my Mother made her scalloped potatoes...but normally she added sliced onions...she prepared the best meals right before payday...I did add the onions...and used fat-free half and half because I had it available...we loved it...made this for "What's on the Menu" tag game...thanks for sharing...

review by:
(26 Mar 2021)


Delicious cheesy potatoes and great with my chicken. Total comfort!

review by:
(12 Mar 2021)


I added layers of thin slices of sauteed onions and Cheddar cheese to have with a baked ham slice and pickled beets and it was delicious!

review by:
(3 Jun 2019)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Cut the recipe back to two servings - followed your recipe. Great results. Easy old fashioned scalloped potatoew. It was perfect with a ham steak. 15 Nov 15 Made again - this time served with meatloaf. Enjoyed just as much

(5 Apr 2015)


I added 1 small sliced onion to the potatoes before putting them in the oven and added about 1 cup of Cheddar cheese over the top the last 20 minutes in the oven and they were so delicious!

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(26 Feb 2014)