Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle, County Cork, Ireland

There is surely no vegetable as versatile as the humble spud.  In Ireland, where you’ll find Tayto Park, a theme park devoted to them and even a national potato day celebrating them, you’ll find potatoes in 97% of households.  So for a nation whose diet includes potatoes regularly, creative cooks have come up with lots of ways of preparing them.  Popular are “mammy’s roasties”, curried chips and the posh Potatoes Dauphinoise, which are scalloped potatoes made with heavy cream and Gruyere cheese.  For a scalloped potato recipe that’s a little lighter, I recommend this one:

 

Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
418 calories
47 g
55 g
17 g
20 g
10 g
386 g
628 g
8 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
386g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418
Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
27%
Saturated Fat 10g
51%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 55mg
18%
Sodium 628mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates 47g
16%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A
17%
Vitamin C
27%
Calcium
45%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 5-6 medium sized white or russet potatoes
  2. 3 cups milk
  3. 3 tbsp flour
  4. 1 medium onion, chopped
  5. 4 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
  6. 2 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese
  7. ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper
  8. ¼ cup chopped parsley, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat a 9x9x4 inch caserole or baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the milk and flour in a powdered beverage shaker or use a whisk.
  3. Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise, lay on the flat side then cut into thin slices.
  4. Layer the bottom of the baking dish with the bacon.
  5. Layer ⅓ of the onions, potatoes, cheese, parsley, milk, salt and pepper.
  6. Repeat layering process 2 more times.
  7. Bake covered for 1½ hours. Remove cover and bake for 30 minutes more.
Notes
  1. Energy Saving Tip: If you are cooking a roast or a ham in the oven already, why not cook these potatoes along with some roasted vegetables there too.
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calories
418
fat
17g
protein
20g
carbs
47g
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