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scalloped potatoes with bacon

(7 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
cindy mccallum
dundee, NY

There are no better scalloped potatoes than these. I took them to a Christmas party and everyone asked for the family recipe.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

There's not a thing in the world that could improve on this creamy, satisfying scalloped potatoes recipe... except maybe adding even more bacon! The potatoes are tender with a tangy and creamy sauce. We loved all the cheesy goodness and the bits of smoky bacon throughout.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(7 ratings)
yield 8 -12
prep time 35 Min
cook time 1 Hr 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For scalloped potatoes with bacon

  • 2 1/2 lb
    Russet potatoes
  • 1 lg
    yellow onion
  • 4 oz
    Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz
    mild Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 tsp
    granulated garlic
  • 8-10 slice
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp

How To Make scalloped potatoes with bacon

  • Slicing peeled potatoes on a mandolin.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel the potatoes. Using a mandolin, slice the potatoes and the onion very thin. Set aside.
  • Grated Gruyere and Swiss cheese, heavy cream, thyme, and garlic in a saucepan.
    In a small saucepan, melt 3/4 of the shredded Gruyere and Swiss into the heavy cream. Add the thyme and garlic.
  • Crumbled bacon on a plate.
    Fry the bacon in a skillet until crisp, but not overcooked. Crumble into pieces.
  • Layering elements of the scalloped potatoes.
    In a baking dish, layer the potatoes, onions, and a small amount of bacon. Season each layer with salt and pepper. Continue layering until all potatoes, onion, and bacon, are used.
  • Cream and cheese over the final layer.
    Pour the cream and cheese over the entire thing. Finish the top with the last amount of grated cheese.
  • Dish covered in foil and baking in the oven.
    Cover the dish and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Baking uncovered until cheese is golden brown.
    Uncover and continue cooking until the top is browned to your satisfaction!