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Elegant Scalloped Potatoes

 Elegant Scalloped Potatoes
I wanted a different side dish one night, so I dressed up my usual scalloped potatoes with bacon, green onion and extra cheese. Microwaving speeds things up, but you can save even more time by preparing it a day early.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 large baking potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3-1/2 cups milk
  • 12 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/3 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

Directions

  • Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave
  • on high for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, garlic powder, salt
  • and pepper until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil;
  • cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the process
  • cheese and bacon; stir until cheese is melted. Remove from the heat;
  • set aside.
  • Cut potatoes into 1/4-in. slices. Place a third of the slices in a
  • greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; top with a third of the cheese
  • sauce. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and onions.

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Elegant Scalloped Potatoes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes or until cheese is
  • melted.
  • Yield: 10-12 servings.