Potato Bacon Cheese Bake Recipe

Sep 17, 2013 4:00 pm

Crumbled blue cheese lends this comfort dish a kick

Bacon and blue cheese provide a nice contrast to the thick, creamy potatoes.
Bacon and blue cheese provide a nice contrast to the thick, creamy potatoes.
 

And all of a sudden, it was casserole season. The baking dishes crept out of their hiding places and heavy cream found itself in our fridges. Get back into the season of warm, melty, cheesy baked casseroles with this potato, bacon and cheese bake from renowned test kitchen chef Pamela Clark. What kind of cheese? Well with all that bacon, we certainly hope it's blue. Serve this alongside a worthy piece of meat.

Reprinted with permission from Casseroles

Servings: 6

Ingredients

2 1/2 pounds medium potatoes, sliced thickly
2 medium red onions, cut into thick wedges
10 ounces rindless bacon slices, chopped coarsely
12 sprigs fresh thyme
3/4 cup cream
3/4 cup salt-reduced chicken stock
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
Directions: 
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Oil 10-cup ovenproof dish.
  2. Combine potato, onion and bacon in dish; top with half the thyme. Combine cream and stock in medium bowl; season, pour over potato.
  3. Bake, uncovered, about 1 1/2 hours or until potato is tender. Serve topped with cheese and remaining thyme.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
25 minutes
Cooking Time: 
1 hour, 30 minutes
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