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I love scalloped potatoes but hate eating them from a box because they're WAY too salty for me and it grosses me out. My mother-in-law gave me a "microwave cookbook" and I decided to be brave and try a recipe last night.. I was skeptical because I never think of the microwave as good for anything other than reheating leftovers! But these were actually good! I'll be making them again for sure!


  • 3-4 medium sized potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp chopped onion (more or less if you like onion)
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt (i omitted due to my salt hatred)
  • grated cheese for topping if desired


  • Melt butter in microwave in large microwave safe bowl.
  • Mix in flour, salt, and pepper
  • Slowly add milk to mixture
  • Heat in microwave for 9 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes
  • While butter/milk mixture is cooking, place a layer of sliced potatoes on the bottom of a glass baking dish, then a layer of onion.
  • Once sauce has finished heating, pour a layer over potatoes/onions
  • Repeat layering until all ingredients are used
  • Pop back into the microwave for 17-19 minutes, slightly stirring every 9 minutes or so (you will want to watch it because it tends to bubble over if not stirred!)Depending on how thin/thick you sliced your potatoes, they might need more cooking time.
  • CAREFULLY remove baking dish from microwave...it WILL be hot
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese if you desire
  • Let sit for a good 5-10 minutes so the sauce can "set"
  • Serve and enjoy!

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