Jalapeño Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy with a kick…

Your taste buds won’t know where to turn when you bring the bright spiciness of jalapeño peppers to the creamy heartiness of this scalloped potatoes recipe. Chili powder delivers additional heat with a touch of rustic earthiness, too. It’s an exceptional side with chicken, turkey, ham, or steak. But it’s so tasty, you may be tempted to eat it on its own!

Jalapeño Scalloped Potatoes

3.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Servings 6 to 8 servings


  • 10 russet potatoes approx. 5 to 6 lbs, peeled and sliced (1/8")
  • 2 jalapeño peppers diced
  • 4 cloves garlic diced
  • 2 scallions minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lightly oil a 9x13 baking pan or cast iron skillet.
  • Transfer the sliced potatoes to a large glass bowl, then add the heavy cream, jalapeño peppers, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Stir to coat.
  • Spread the potato mix across your skillet or pan in layers.
  • Cover the skillet or pan with foil and bake the potatoes for 1 hour.
  • Remove the foil, and sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the potatoes. Then bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until the cheese turns a golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let the dish cool for 5 minutes. Serve.


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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 17, 2019 to include new content.
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