Elegant Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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Elegant Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
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Elegant Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:
10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 large baking potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 6 tablespoons 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 the butter. Stir in 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 heat; set aside.
Cut the 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. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Elegant Scalloped Potatoes in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p29

  • 8 large baking potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 6 tablespoons 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
  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in 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 heat; set aside.
  3. Cut the 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. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Elegant Scalloped Potatoes in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p29

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Lori G. User ID: 3760665 67298
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"This recipe is delicious. Because I baked it with something else, I baked it at 375 degrees instead of 350. It was perfect!"

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lowcarbmargie User ID: 2208748 144792
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2009

"I made this recipe yesterday and my family loved it. I baked this dish 35 minutes instead of just 15 minutes. I'll be making this dish often."

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