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The Best-Ever Creamy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Updated on October 24, 2014
Scalloped Potatoes
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My Creamy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

The Best-Ever Creamy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe is Umm, Umm, Good! These potatoes are exactly what I think of when I think of comfort food and they are soooo delicious. My sister-in-law quite likes them and she, believe it or not, does not like scalloped potatoes! These ones are rich and it must be the presence of these extra special ingredients that makes them tasty and different to her.

I have been making these scalloped potatoes for years...since I discovered the recipe in a Parents Magazine in April of 1993. My family loves it as have all our guests to whom we have served it. My potato-loving son has always loved it. My other son, who does not love potatoes, always opted for the homemade country seed bread instead of the potatoes...until recently when he has discovered he has a taste for this delicious recipe, too.

The Best-Ever Scalloped Potatoes are a perfect accompaniment to your Easter Dinner, New Year's Dinner, Christmas Dinner or any special occasion meal. We always serve them with The Best-Ever Glazed Baked Ham. We do tend to reserve this recipe for special occasions because of its richness but there is no reason you could not prepare this recipe for creamy potatoes on a more regular basis!

Picture by me.

What Potatoes Are Best For Scalloped Potatoes?

My Mother-in-Law always matched the correct type of potatoes the the method that she was preparing them. I have always used whatever I have on hand except, that is, for this recipe. For this recipe, I go out of my way to buy Yukon Gold potatoes. I think they are perfect for this recipe and no others will do!

Can You Make Scalloped Potatoes Ahead of Time?

I do not believe you should make this recipe ahead of time. However, on the day of your meal you could prepare the potatoes and soak them in a bowl of water and you could prepare the rest of the ingredients and store them in the fridge.


Scalloped Potatoes
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The Best-Ever Creamy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Serves 8 to 10 people

There is some preparation work in peeling and slicing the vegetables, but otherwise this is a pretty simple recipe.

Ingredients:

1 medium onion chopped

13 oz homemade chicken broth or one can if homemade is not available

1 cup of whipping cream

1 bay leaf

1 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1/4 cup flour

6 large potatoes peeled or unpeeled (about 3 pounds)

Directions:

  • Heat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Grease a 13 by 9 inch pan.
  • Mix together the onion, broth, cream, bay leaf, flour, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Wash the potatoes and make sure they are somewhat dry.
  • Slice potatoes into 1/4 inch slices and arrange them in your pan.
  • Add broth mix to the potatoes.
  • Cover and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove cover, give them a little stir and bake the potatoes for 45 minutes longer.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @Invoiceberry Team: I wasn't always a big potato lover but I sure am now!

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      Leila 3 years ago from Belgium

      That looks very good!!! I think I will try it one of these days

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @ecogranny: I think a vegetarian version with vegetable broth instead of chicken broth would be marvelous, Grace.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @smine27: Yum is right!

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @growownfood6: I agree!

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      katiesnow 3 years ago

      sure look great..gonna give this a try!

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @Lynn Klobuchar: They would be good with the addition of cheese!

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      Invoiceberry 3 years ago from London

      well, who doesn't love potatoes in the first place? :D Potatoes are always nice :)

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Yum is all I can say!

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      One of my favorite foods, prepared one of my favorite ways, and yes, your recipe does look wonderful. These days I would have to make a vegetarian version. I wonder if that will change the flavor too much. No matter, I will pin it and give it a try next time I make scalloped spuds. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

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      Moe Wood 3 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I am a potato fan in general but scalloped is definitely one of my faves. I've never made it with whipping cream though so I'll have to give that a try.

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      growownfood6 3 years ago

      These potatoes are exactly what I think of when I think of comfort food and they are so delicious.

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Had some today for New Years! I also use Yukon Gold, but a added quite a bit of cheese to mine. My kids love cheesy potatoes. Yours look delicious, too, and I think I will try them the next time we have ham. Thanks!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Scalloped potatoes are just delicious, and everyone should have a recipe in hand because it goes with so much and potatoes are cheap. Pinned to my potatoes board.

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      chocochipchip 4 years ago

      I love it

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      yonique88 4 years ago

      Wow! This recipe looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing it.

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      fifinn 4 years ago

      Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes look delicious. May I taste it? :)

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      InfoCoop 4 years ago

      I'll be using this recipe for a side dish for Easter dinner.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've been looking for a rich, creamy scalloped potatoes recipe and this is the one. Thank you so much for the lens.

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      yes it sounds delicious

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      Trudy 4 years ago

      I am ready to go to the kitchen right now and begin to make Scalloped Potatoes. Thank you for reminding me how much I love them. I will use your recipe, but I think I will add the cheese, those cheesy potatoes looked pretty yummy.

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      Treasures By Brenda 4 years ago from Canada

      @TransplantedSoul: I think vegetable stock would be fine!

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      imagelist lm 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing...

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      Nona Weeks 4 years ago from Florissant, CO

      The recipe sounds great! My family loves potatoes, so we will be trying it out.

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      mrsclaus411 4 years ago

      Oh yes these made me hungry. They look absolutely delicious.

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      JoniSaitoLeckey 4 years ago

      These scalloped potatoes look yummy, and I love that Le Creuset baking dish!

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      Freestuffer LM 5 years ago

      Oh my..I am hungry now :D

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      latishaalford 5 years ago

      I am definitely craving this recipe.

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      Your recipe looks good - but I am vegetarian. Do you think using vegetable stock in place of the chicken would work well?

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      rafael-portilho 5 years ago

      nice recept, i am really hungry

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I used this recipe a while back but forgot to keep it. I spent 30 min looking for it this morning because this is going to be the recipe i always use. Thank You....I bookmarked it this time :-)

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      moonlitta 5 years ago

      I will actually cook them... with a twist;)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This sounds really yummy am bookmarking it and adding the link to my potato lens. Hope you do not mind.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning with some fresh angel dust to sprinkle over this scalloped potato perfection...it will not add calories or change the taste one little bit!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I have some thick ham steaks ready for Sunday dinner. These scalloped potatoes would be perfect with that.

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      kevkev227 lm 5 years ago

      These look sooo good...thanks for sharing :)

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      Dickstucki1 5 years ago

      These were great. I tried them last night. Thanks

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      I didn't like my Mother's scalloped potatoes, so haven't eaten then since I was a kid. Will have to give it another go with this recipe next time I have Yukon golds in the house.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Oh, yum! I am hungry for scalloped potatoes now! Two of your photos were so good I had to hurry past them, lest my mouth start watering. :)

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Another best ever recipe. The cheesy scalloped potatoes look so so good. Blessings.

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      davenjilli lm 5 years ago

      I forgot the blessings - *blessed* (in the cheesy potatoey sort of way), man this lens has made me hungry.

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      davenjilli lm 5 years ago

      yummy! they call them funeral potatoes around here cause everyone takes them to funerals LOL

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      I'm drooling just thinking about them, LOL!

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      bwet 5 years ago

      YUMMY! I've always been wanting to make my own scalloped potatoes. gonna use ur recipe now :D

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Oh, boy - I could practically smell the fabulous aroma of the scalloped potatoes in this lens! My mouth is watering!! Wonderful job!

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      This looks delicious and has just been added to my Easter menu tomorrow. Thank you for sharing. Off to the store for the ingredients.

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      OMG, I need to try those scalloped potatoes now!! lol Looks delicious, thanks for sharing. =)

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Very hungry now! Love your lens!

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      I was toying with the idea of making scalloped potatoes for Easter dinner - now I am certainly making them! Yummy, yummy! Can't wait!

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Brenda, these creamy scalloped potatoes are going on my family's plate tomorrow! Angel Blessings**

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      These Scalloped Potatoes looks so good! I am definitely going to save your recipe. Thanks

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      helpmeetingneeds 5 years ago

      Yes I am hungry and looking at yours I wonder if I have been eating scalloped potatoes.

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Delicious! Great lens!

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      I have a good and easy recipe for scalloped potatoes but this looks delicious...I'll have to try it.

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      awesomedealz4u 5 years ago

      Can't wait to try this....mine have always come from a box *ashamed*

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      Peta Panos 5 years ago from Norway

      Yummy! I am making these tonight :-)

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      YUMMMMYYYYY I haven't had scalloped potatoes for ages! Blessed!

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      tonyb65 5 years ago

      Very simliar to the French pomme dauphinois which is thinly sliced potatoes layered and eac layer sprinked with finely pressed garlic and seasoned. Pour over cream, I use creme fraiche, sprinkle with nutmeg and cook in the oven until the potatoes are cooked and the top brown. Cheese is not usually added to a traditional dauphinois.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Love the recipe and a must try. YUMMIE!! Angel blessed.

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      Beadsnresin 5 years ago

      This sounds great, thanks for the lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it's really testy...and very delicious...

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Looks delicious! Good lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've always used boxed but am gonna try these potatoes with the glazed ham recipe I just got on another lens! This meal is coming together! YUM!

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      Buchamar 5 years ago

      YUM!!

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: Well, I have made it many times but then, I wrote this page so I'm not much help to you, am I? If you get around to trying it, please come back and let us know what you think.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      has anyone actually made this recipe and reviewed it instead of just saying they can't wait to try it? some useful information would be better to have than how peoples mothers use to make it

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      I love potatoes and you make me hungry... Good appetite!

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      SiochainGraSonas 5 years ago

      It has been awhile since I have had scalloped potatoes. I will have to make some this weekend.

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      Tonie Cook 5 years ago from USA

      Scalloped potatoes is one of my hub's favorite dishes. Excellent recipe.

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      nigel7725 6 years ago

      Your Creamy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe looks scrumptious.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Delicious. I enjoyed this fantastic lens so much. Squid-liked!

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Yes, you've made me hungry for scalloped potatoes ... need to try these real soon. Nicely done lens!

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      I really love scalloped potatoes and I haven't had them in years. I must give these a go.

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Yum, it is almost dinner time and I'm starving after reading this recipe lens. Great photos too.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Great recipe and now featured on Holiday Cooking.

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      boomerex 6 years ago

      My mouth is already watering! I am going to have to try this! Maybe tonight!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great side kick food indeed! Like your article!

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      slotowngal 6 years ago

      Yum! I'm going to try your potato recipe this week. :-)

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      food monkey 6 years ago

      looks great!

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      diyav22 6 years ago

      I will definitely try it...

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      ellagis 6 years ago

      of course I am! I love potatoes, and I'd eat them everyday! Thank you for your recipe, I'll try it :)

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      Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Had to read your recipe to find out what scalloped potatoes are. Looks great, don't think I ever ate that.

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks for your creamy scalloped potatoes recipe. I will definitely try it. Scalloped potatoes are one of my favorite foods. I could eat them every day.

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      Tagsforkids 6 years ago

      yes, I am definitely up for some now! It's been a while since I had had some, and now it will be on the menu real soon. Thanks.

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      Tagsforkids 6 years ago

      Funny, I had a huge craving for scalloped potatoes last week, but never got around to having them. Now that urge is raging! :-) Thanks

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      cocktailsexaminer 6 years ago

      Sounds great, I like to add bacon to my scalloped potatoes.

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      Kathryn Grace 6 years ago from San Francisco

      This is the first time I've seen chicken broth in a scalloped potato recipe. Going to give that a try next time I roast a chicken and render some broth. Sounds fabulous, and we do love them here. Your suggestion to use Yukon golds is helpful too, because I find they cook tender much more quickly than some of the more utilitarian potatoes. Don't you?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I need to try these. looks really good

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      TravelingRae 6 years ago

      My dad's scalloped potatoes relied on an onion, salt, and pepper for flavour and he only used milk. I bet yours are a lot richer! I'm not that fond of potatoes, but I'm going to try making scalloped ones with Yukon golds if I can find them.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes, I am! I love recipe lenses, and you have so many great looking ones. I need to come back and read every one! This recipe looks like it would be delicious--can't wait to try it.

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      Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Love scalloped taters, but I don't eat them often because of the ol' watching the waistline thing. But I've actually been thinking I should make them because they're one of my man's favorite foods. I'll use your recipe, actually. Thanks!

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      lbos114 6 years ago

      Potatoes are great! Definitely a lot here will for sure have to try the new recipes. Thank You :)

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      pinkrenegade lm 6 years ago

      This is like a comfort food to me. I love scalloped potatoes, love its richness and the cheese! My mouth is watering just thinking of it right now! Thanks so much for sharing these recipe!

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      mattseefood lm 6 years ago

      Wow! This recipe looks yummy! Haven't tried it before though.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      I remember my mother preparing these years ago...a big part of my childhood

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This lens is making my mouth water. Looks like we're having scalloped potatoes for dinner tonight!

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      SouthernFoodGal 6 years ago

      I love, ove, love scalloped potatoes!

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      mivvy 6 years ago

      Great ideas for dinner tonight, yummy lens

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      jolou 6 years ago

      Sounds delicious, especially using cream. I absolutely love potatoes.