If there's a potato method I'm a sucker for, it's definitely this one.

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In French cuisine, scalloped potatoes are called gratin Dauphinois, and they are a comforting and heartwarming addition to any meal. Although this recipe is usually baked, I improvised by making it slow cooker friendly, so it fits right in with our hectic schedules without sacrificing the delicious, soft texture that comes from slow cooking. The dish takes a daring turn with the addition of garlic and cheddar, which complement the potatoes' creamy texture with strong and fragrant tastes that are sure to please the tongue. Try these garlic cheddar scalloped potatoes if you're looking for an easy side dish that's plenty of flavor.
This dish is perfect with a range of main courses, from roasted chicken or beef to a light green salad. If you want to cut through the richness of the potatoes, try serving them with roasted veggies or a crisp side salad.

The recipe yields 6 servings of scalloped potatoes with garlic and cheddar cheese.

The recipe calls for 2 pounds of thinly sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, 1 medium onion, and 3 chopped garlic cloves.
Grated sharp cheddar cheese (one cup) and heavy cream (one cup)
- Half a cup of broth, either chicken or veggie
As a garnish, you can optionally add 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme and salt and pepper to taste.
What to do
To begin, place half of the sliced potatoes in a single layer on the base of a slow cooker.
Half of the garlic and onions should be added next, followed by a little dusting of salt and pepper.
3. Top the garlic and onions with half of the shredded cheddar cheese.
4. Layer the rest of the potatoes, onions, garlic, and cheese in the same way.
5. Combine the heavy cream and broth in a small dish; cover the stacked potatoes in the slow cooker with this mixture.
6. Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, for 6-8 hours on low heat or 3-4 hours on moderate heat, or until potatoes are soft.
7. If you like, top it with fresh thyme once it's done.
Tips and Variations—To make it lighter, use half-and-half or a combination of milk and a spoonful of flour in place of heavy cream; just make sure there's still some creaminess.
- Try using a combination of cheddar and Gruyère for a fantastic depth of flavor; feel free to play around with other kinds of cheese.
Incorporating cooked and crumbled bacon between the potato layers imparts an unrivaled smokiness to the meal.
To give the cream mixture an additional kick, add chopped jalapeño or a touch of cayenne pepper if you want a little spiciness.
- A After slicing the potatoes, soak them in cold water until you're ready to layer them in the slow cooker. Be careful to drain them carefully to avoid discoloration.

Ease and flavor are the goals of this scalloped potato recipe with garlic and cheddar. Whether you're in the mood for a hearty side dish or just want to up your potato game, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings. Indulge in the decadent cheesiness!