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Cheddar Bacon Scallop Potatoes

Cheddar bacon scalloped potatoes in a rich and creamy sauce, topped with a buttery crumb topping is an easy to make crowd-pleaser for any occasion. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 434kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 4-6 cups thinly sliced gold potatoes
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup half and half + 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese divided
  • 4 strips bacon cooked til almost crispy and roughly chopped, or ⅓ cup bacon bits, see note
  • 20 saltine crackers finely crushed
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted

Instructions

  • Combine the 3 cups half and half, garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning in a large pot and bring to a simmer. Add potatoes and stir to combine. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  • Stir 3 tablespoons of flour into remaining 1/4 cup half and half. Stir into pot along with 1 cup cheese. Cover and cook another 5 minutes or so until thickened and cheese is completely melted. Stir in bacon.
  • Transfer potato mixture to a large baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top, then sprinkle crushed Saltine crackers over the top of the cheese. Drizzle butter over cracker crumbs. Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes until cracker topping is browned and sauce is bubbly. (You can broil for the last few minutes if you want your crackers more browned).
  • Serve hot and top with cracked black pepper and fresh herbs if desired.

Notes

Bacon bits option: my favorite trick with using bacon bits is to place them in heat-safe dish and microwave them for about 20-30 seconds. They crisp up nicely and taste so much better! 

Nutrition

Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1467mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 432mg | Iron: 1mg