Creamy cheesy bacon n green onion potato casserole

Mary Lee

By
@HoosierLady

This potato casserole is made with velveeta cheese and grated parmesan. Its a good change up from using cheddar cheese. The bacon and green onion really gives this dish a great flavor.


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Serves:

4-6 servings

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

5 medium (approx) thinly sliced/drained white potatoes
4-6 strips bacon cooked and crumbled ( you can use hormel bacon bits or pre-cooked oscar mayer bacon)
3/4 stick butter or margarine (reserve 2 tbs)
6-8 green onions diced halfway up stem
2 1/2 tbs flour
1 1/2 - 2 cups (approx) whole milk
3/4 cup (approx) velveeta cheese (cubed) .. or american cheese
2-3 tbs parmesan cheese (approx)
salt/ pepper to taste
2 tbs bread crumbs (reserved)
parsley flakes (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

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Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees

In medium size sauce pan sautee diced green onion in 2 tbs butter/margarine, once slightly browned add all "but" 2 tbs of butter/margarine .. heat on low ... once melted add flour and stir until blended ...slowing add milk stirring constantly until mixture is a gravy like smooth consistency (you be the judge if more or less milk is needed making sure cream mixture in not too thick )... add bacon bits and parmesan cheese to creamy mixture and stir. Using a 3 qt lidded casserole dish( sprayed with butter flavored non stick cooking spray) , add potatoes, pour cream mixture over potatoes and mix well.
2
Place casserole dish w/lid on in a 350 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes ... remove from oven ... stir in remaining 2 tbs of butter/maragarine and velveeta cheese ... bake an additioanl 30-35 minutes until lightly browned and potatoes are soft. Remove from oven let cool a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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Note: If potatoes are too creamy/loose add a tablespoon or 2 of breadcrumbs ... stir and return to oven for an additonal 5 minutes.

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