Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon

cindy mccallum


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

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There's not a thing in the world that could improve on this creamy, satisfying recipe... except maybe adding even more bacon! YUM Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 7 votes

30 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


  • 2 1/2 lb
    potatoes, russets
  • 1 large
    yellow onion
  • 4 oz
    gruyere cheese
  • 4 oz
    mild Swiss cheese
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1 tsp
    granulated garlic
  • 8-10 slice
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon


  1. Peel potatoes using your mandolin, slice potatoes and onion very thin set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan melt 3/4 of the grated cheese in heavy cream adding the thyme and garlic.
  3. Fry bacon in a skillet until crisp, but not overcooked. Crumble in pieces.
  4. In a baking dish, layer potatoes, onions, a small amount of bacon. Season each layer with salt and pepper.
  5. Continue layering until all potatoes, bacon, and onion are used.
  6. Pour the cream and cheese over each layer. Finish the top with the last amount of grated cheese.
  7. Place covered in a 350 oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  8. Uncover and continue cooking until the top is browned to your satisfaction!

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About Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American

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