Bacon Potatoes Gratin

I know a few of you are waiting on blog news. I was going to work on graphics and such, but my computer mouse died. So, I was annoyed and did not work on anything. I did setup the page, it’s over here if you want to get a jump start of bookmarking/following.

Anyway… have your Wednesday recipe. It’s a pretty delicious one, too!

I know I have discussed the fact that bacon, potatoes, and cheese are, in my opinion, the perfect combination when I posted Crock Pot Bacon Cheddar Potatoes. This recipe is another example of that amazingness.

I’ve been making this recipe for a long time. I got it from a website that does not exist anymore. I’m SOOOO glad I wrote it down, since I usually don’t. I would have been super sad to lose this recipe forever.

This recipe tastes like a million calories, but really only has 160 if you divide it into 8 servings or 215 if you do 6 servings (using skim milk and turkey bacon). It just depends how hungry you are.

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Bacon Potatoes Gratin

1 ½ lbs Yellow Potatoes (Such As Yukon Gold)
¼ Cup Flour
2 Cups Milk
4 Bacon slices
1 2/3 cup Parmesan Blend Cheese
½ Tbsp Minced Garlic
Salt and Pepper, To Taste

Wash, peel, and thinly slice potatoes. Place them in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and let cook for about 5 minutes, or until they are almost tender.

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While potatoes are cooking, cook bacon and garlic in the bottom of a sauce pan.

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Add flour, and let cook about two minutes.

Slowly add milk. Whisk until smooth. Allow sauce to cook about 8-10 minutes, or until it starts to thicken.

Remove sauce from heat and stir in salt, pepper, and 1 1/3 cup cheese.

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The original recipe called for ½ cup Parmesan and 1 cup Asiago. I just bought this Walmart brand Parmesan blend. It works quite well in this recipe. It came in a 1 2/3 cup package. I just used it all instead of having a few tablespoons leftover.

Spray a baking dish and put half the potatoes in the bottom. Pour half the cheese sauce over potatoes and repeat with remaining potatoes and sauce. Top with the remaining cheese.

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Bake at 350F for about 35 minutes, or until it gets bubbly and golden brown. Enjoy.

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I usually try to add some type of vegetable to this dish. My daughter will really only eat vegetables if they’re in something or covered in sauce. I know this sounds weird, but this was super delicious with some frozen corn mixed in with the potatoes. The kid and husband agreed!

For a printable version of this recipe, click here!!

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About pamasaurus

"I have learned to keep to myself how exceptional I am." ~Mason Cooley I'm a married stay at home mom living in Southern New Jersey. I have one daughter, one son, and three furbabies. I love to cook. I love to craft. I love to sew. I just.... love to create in general. I also am pretty fond of adventuring, of exploring new places. I'm shy when I first meet people, but once I'm comfortable with them, you can't shut me up. I'm crazy and silly. I have an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs.
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5 Responses to Bacon Potatoes Gratin

  1. This sounds scrumptious! The grandchildren arrive tomorrow and I think this will go down a storm! Thank you! 🙂

  2. Andrea says:

    You had me at bacon! Looks great

  3. Pingback: Menu Plan Monday #53 | Pa-BLAM!

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