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Au Gratin Peas and Potatoes

 Au Gratin Peas and Potatoes
While this delicious potato skillet is a wonderful side dish, we find it satisfying enough to be a main course, too. The skillet preparation takes less time that it does to bake an au gratin casserole or scalloped potatoes- but it's still good old-fashioned comfort food at its best!
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cups sliced peeled cooked potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup milk

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted
  • spoon to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In
  • the drippings, saute onion until tender.
  • Layer with potatoes, salt, peas, 1 cup of cheese and bacon. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through.
  • Combine mayonnaise and milk until smooth; pour over bacon. Sprinkle
  • with the remaining cheese. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5
  • minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 679 calories, 44 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 1,038 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 23 g protein.