Sunday, February 16, 2014

Cheesy, Creamy Scallop Potatoes with Bacon

Updated April 2020

We love this recipe! It's kid-friendly, feeds a crowd and is a wonderful side dish to serve for Easter with your Easter Ham. Even better, it's easy to make; a little prep and it's ready to bake.

What do you need to make Cheesy Creamy Scallop Potatoes with Bacon?
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 onion
  • Parsley flakes
  • 5-6 Red or Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Salt, hot sauce and paprika

1/2 stick butter (4 tbsp)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp salt
2 tsp course-ground black pepper
1 Tbsp parsley flakes
1 tsp hot sauce (optional)
1 medium onion, sliced
5-6 red or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 tsp paprika, sweet mild

Fry or bake 3 slices of bacon until crispy; drain on paper towels and crumble. Slice onions into rings. Rinse potatoes; drain then thinly slice. 

In a small pot, heat butter on medium heat until melted. Add flour. Whisk until smooth. Gradually add milk, cream, salt, black pepper, parsley flakes, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, and hot sauce. 

Bring to a low boil over med-high heat; stir constantly for 2 minutes or until thick. 

Place lid on pot to keep warm (this can be made ahead of time and let sit until ready to use).

In a 2 qt. glass baking dish, layer potatoes and onion rings alternately starting ending with potatoes. Pour sauce over potatoes and onions. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese on top.  

Bake at 350 for 1 hour, or until browned and bubbly.  Sprinkle cooked and crumbled bacon over top and enjoy.

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  1. My daughter made these last night and she said she and her family thought it was the absolute best potato dish they’d ever eaten. She gave me a big bowl of leftovers, because it makes a ton, and I brought it to work and shared it with a couple of our guys. They ate it like hungry hostages! One of them asked for the recipe even. This will now be on every holiday table as requested by the men in the family.

    1. txcookiemomster yay!! That makes me smile. TY for letting me know.

  2. My daughter made this for her family last night and they all said it was the best potato dish they’d ever eaten. She brought me a big bowl of leftovers at the office this morning and I shared it with a couple of our guys. They also swore it was the best potato dish they’ve ever had. One of them even asked for the recipe! The only changes she made was that she added Jimmy Dean ground breakfast sausage rather than bacon, did not add hot sauce and she used three of those huge baking potatoes from a bag she’d gotten at Costco. I’m sure that this would be just as good with chopped corned beef or cubed ham.

    1. Hey changes are good. We love it with cubed ham too ... then it's more like a complete meal.