Scalloped Potato Roll
A scalloped potato roll is a delicious variation of your typical scalloped potatoes. These unique potatoes look extremely elegant and taste amazing. If you are looking to step up the presentation of your meal, this dish will be perfect for you. One of the great things about this dish is that although it appears to be elegant and hard to prepare, if you follow these instructions below that walk you through a step-by-step process, it is a quick and easy dish to make!
How to Make Scalloped Potato Roll
To give you an idea of how to make a scalloped potato roll, we will start off with a high overview of the general process. There are two main parts to this scalloped potato roll. Those two parts are the potato base, and the other is the filling of your roll. Please keep in mind as we walk through this, there is more than one way to fill your scalloped potato roll, we are going to cover one, and then later give you a few other ideas of how you could fill your roll. Each way tastes amazing!
To make our loaded scalloped potato roll, you will need five to six thinly sliced potatoes and a lot of cheese! The best cheese to use is parmesan, Italian mix, and mozzarella. We will also use a little bit of cheddar cheese in this recipe as well. Then, for the filling, you will need, sour cream, green onions, bacon bits, and a bit of salt and pepper. Most importantly, you will need to be sure to have enough parchment paper to line the bottom of your baking pan.
The basic idea of making a scalloped potato roll is to start by thinly slicing your potatoes. You want them to be sliced so thin, you can begin to see through each slice. You will then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray. Then begin creating a layer of parmesan cheese mixed with Italian cheese. Next layout your potatoes in a row, so that they are overlapping by about half of the slice. The next row should overlap the first row and each potato in the current row. Finally, cover in more cheese before baking the potatoes. Two of the important keys for success in this recipe are to not skimp on the cheese and to be sure your potatoes are fully baked.
After your potatoes are baked, you will remove them from the oven. Then spread your cream cheese on top of the potatoes, sprinkle more cheese, add chopped green onions, and bacon bits. Then you will carefully roll your potatoes using the parchment paper under them and then bake for an additional 5-10 minutes. This potato roll is best when served hot.
Totally worth the effort…
You might be thinking, well, that’s nice and it looks pretty, but is it worth the extra work? Honestly, it’s not that much extra work. The finished product looks and tastes amazing. Plus, you can make all your friends and family think you are a master cook, even if you aren’t. So give it a try and have a little fun with this recipe!
Let’s work on that flavorful filling…
There are many kinds of fillings you can use, so get creative. What is something you enjoy having with potatoes? Can you make that into a filling for this scalloped potato roll? One of the more common types of filling involves cooking spinach with onions and combining it with ricotta cheese. Then add a layer of cooked beef with onions, peppers, and other seasonings. One of my favorite ways to enjoy potatoes is in the form of a loaded baked potato, which is what this recipe takes after. You could also try filling your potato roll with ham and cheese. Get creative and have fun with it!
This is where the base of your scalloped potato roll begins…
The base of any scalloped potato roll starts with the cheese then potatoes that are then topped with more cheese. After this is assembled, you will bake the potatoes, sandwiched between cheese layers, until the potatoes are completely cooked.
A good temperature for your oven would be around 350°F, and the potatoes should take between 20-30 minutes to cook completely if your slices are thin. You will want to make sure there are no crunchy parts left, before moving on, or else your roll will not work as well.
Work quickly while the potatoes are still hot…
While your potatoes are baking, you will want to prepare your filling. As soon as you remove the potatoes from the oven, you will want to begin adding the filling. Then carefully roll it into a tight roll, using the parchment paper.
Now we’re ready for the fun part…
Once you have added the filling and it is time to bake it once more. This baking will only take a few moments before you remove it and get to admire your beautiful creation. At this point, you can cut slices to serve and enjoy while it is hot.
Delicious on its own but…
Depending on what you choose to use as the filling for your scalloped potato roll, this dish makes a great main dish or side dish. If you include meat in your potato roll, then you could try pairing it with a side of vegetables or fruit. You won’t need much because it is so filling on its own. If you choose to not include any meat in your scalloped potato roll, then you could use this roll as a side dish, and pair it with some meat, such as chicken or a cut of beef. No matter what you pair your scalloped potato roll with, it does not need to be much, as your roll contains several different elements and can tend to steal the show.
How To Make A Scalloped Potato Roll
Now that you have a basic overview of what this recipe includes, it is time to get down to the nitty-gritty. Follow these step-by-step instructions for an amazing scalloped potato roll.
Recipe: Scalloped Potato Roll
5-6 medium potatoes, washed and thinly sliced
16 oz Italian Style shredded cheese
16 oz mozzarella shredded cheese
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 ½ cup sour cream
Green onions, chopped
Bacon bits, to taste
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Gather all your ingredients so that they are ready to use as you need them.
Preheat oven to 350°F
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray.
STEP 1: PREPARE THE POTATO SLICES
Slice all your potatoes into very thin slices. You can do this with a mandolin or a sharp knife. You should be able to see through your potato slices slightly when they are cut correctly. Discard the end pieces of the potato and try to keep your potato slices even. After you have your slices, place them into a bowl and cover with water, until you are ready to use them.
STEP 2: BAKE THE SCALLOPED POTATOES
Now it is time to prepare your scalloped potatoes to bake. On your cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking spray, sprinkle Italian-style cheese and parmesan cheese until you have a thick layer. Next, place your slices of potatoes in a row, starting at the end. Arrange your potatoes so that each one is overlapping the previous one by ½ width of the potato. The next row should overlap the first row and the current row. Once all potatoes are laid out, cover with Italian-style cheese and parmesan cheese. Bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes, or until potatoes are completely baked.
STEP 3: PREPARE THE FILLINGS
While your potatoes are baking, prepare your filling. In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream and cheddar cheese. Mix in any seasonings desired, such as garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley. Chop green onions and prepare bacon bits.
STEP 4: ASSEMBLE THE SCALLOPED POTATO ROLL
Once your potatoes have been completely baked, remove them from the oven. Add a layer of the sour cream mixture, topped with bacon bits and green onions. Tip, make sure your layer of sour cream is thin, otherwise, it will cause your roll to collapse while baking a second time. Now that you have all your filling in place, it is time to roll your potatoes. To roll, pick up a corner of the parchment paper. Using your parchment paper to maneuver, start your potato roll, being careful to keep your parchment paper out of the actual potato roll. Roll it into a loaf shape and place it on new parchment paper.
STEP 5: THE FINAL BAKE
Place your scalloped potato roll back in the oven for 5-10 minutes, or just until it is warmed through. Remove from the oven, and carefully transfer to a serving dish, using a spatula and the parchment paper to move. Top with slices of green onions and a dollop of sour cream if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!
How to Store
Fridge. The best way to store your leftover scalloped potato roll is in the fridge. Place remaining roll into an airtight container and store for 3-4 days.
Freezer. The scalloped potato roll can be stored in the freezer; however, the taste, consistency, and texture might not be as good after it has been frozen. To freeze, wrap the roll in tin foil and place into a sealable plastic bag. Write the date and description on it and place it into the freezer. Use within 1-2 months after freezing.
Re-Heat. The best way to re-heat a scalloped potato roll is in the oven. Bake it at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until it is warm. You can also reheat it in the microwave for a minute or two to warm it up. Please note that the shape of your scalloped potato roll is likely to change after re-heating it. You can try wrapping it tightly in parchment paper to maintain the roll shape.
Top Tips & Recipe Notes
There are a few important things to note, which will help your scalloped potato roll turn out amazing. Please see the following for tips and tricks to help your roll be the best that it can be.
Cheese. Don’t skimp on the cheese. This is one thing I have learned as I have made the scalloped potato roll. The cheese is what helps your potatoes maintain their shape, without what might seem like a lot of cheese, your roll will not be able to maintain its shape.
Slices of potatoes. When you are slicing your potatoes, make sure that they are very thin. This will help you later, as you try to create the potato roll. If your slices are too thick, your roll will not last.
Parchment paper. You must use parchment paper as your base. Unfortunately, this is one item that is required to make this recipe succeed.
Bake instead of roll. If you are afraid of creating the potato roll, or your potato slices ended up being too thick, you can create a layered potato bake, instead of a roll. To do this, simply follow all the steps above, only omit the portion where you roll the potatoes into a loaf shape. Instead, you will leave them flat on your pan.
There are many ways you could create variations to these scalloped potato rolls. The base of potatoes would remain the same, however, you may switch up the filling.
Potato Roll Stuffed With Ham and Cheese
To make a potato roll that is stuffed with ham and cheese, you will prepare it as stated above, only instead of using sour cream, green onions, and bacon bits, you will use small chunks of ham, and your choice of cheeses before you start rolling your potatoes into a roll.
Beef-Stuffed Scalloped Potato Roll
To make this variation, create your layer of potato bake as instructed above. Then, while your potatoes are baking, cook your hamburger in a pan with onions, peppers, and your choice of seasonings. You might also want to add a layer of cooked spinach mixed with ricotta cheese. Once your potatoes are baked, simply smooth your ricotta layer on top, followed by a thin layer of beef, topped with a sprinkling of shredded cheese. Roll it into a ball and bake again as instructed above.
Allergy and Diet Variations
This recipe is naturally gluten-free but can also be adapted to fit several other dietary needs. Please see the below if this pertains to you.
Vegetarian: Simply make sure the cheese you are using is rennet-free, use soy-based sour cream, and omit the bacon. Otherwise, this recipe is naturally vegetarian.
Vegan: To adapt this recipe to be vegan, substitute normal cheese with melty vegan cheese, omit the bacon, and use soy-based sour cream.
Low-carb: To make this recipe low-carb try substituting the potato slices for thin slices of zucchini. This makes a delicious alternative.
Meat: Feel free to swap out the meat as you desire. Instead of using bacon, try using ground beef, or any other kind of meat that strikes your fancy.
Other fillings: A delicious alternative to sliced potatoes is to try using mashed potatoes. Fill it with meat, stuffing, and even a little bit of gravy. This makes for a delicious holiday treat if you are brave enough to try it! This is a great idea of a different way to use up holiday leftovers!
Due to the cheese content to make this scalloped potato roll hold together, the estimated fat content is rather high. However, the calories per serving are estimated at 321, and protein at 14.6g. This dish, if made with potatoes also is estimated to contain 22.8g of carbohydrates.
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What diets is this Scalloped Potato Roll suitable for?
This recipe is naturally gluten-free and can be adapted to fit other dietary needs. See allergy and diet substitutes above.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Scalloped Potato Roll recipe?
Count 7 Points per portion of this Scalloped Potato Roll recipe if you’re on WW Green.
Count 7 Points per portion of this Scalloped Potato Roll recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
Count 4 Points per portion of this Scalloped Potato Roll recipe if you’re on WW Purple.
Do you need any special ingredients to make this Scalloped Potato Roll?
This recipe for scalloped potato roll is made with basic ingredients from around your house. You may need to purchase sour cream and green onions as those each doesn’t last very long. For more details, please see the list of ingredients above.
How many calories are in this Scalloped Potato Roll?
It is estimated that this recipe for scalloped potato rolls contains 321 calories per serving.
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Tasted and Yum!
This recipe has been a favorite with my family, and I am excited to share it with you. This recipe makes a great side dish or even the main dish. Its looks will wow anyone who tries it, but it is easy to prepare following our simple instructions that walk you through every step of the process. Give it a try today and let us know what you think!
What is your favorite filling to use in your Scalloped Potato Roll?
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