Cheesy Potatoes in a Bacon Crust for this Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Are you ready for the belt tightening festivities? We won’t be having our meal until the weekend since it isn’t actually a holiday here in the UK but I am so looking forward to it. We are going to have all three grandkids plus all of “us” kids at my in-laws house, it is going to be very tight trying to get everyone around the table, but then again isn’t that what it is all about. Getting everyone together.

I do try to not let this time just turn into a time to throw all healthy eating habits out the window but at the same time I do like to have some fun. I am of the opinion that if you are trying to eat healthy and you completely deprive yourself of occasional treats then you are guaranteed to fail.

Well at least that is how it has worked for me.

So on this special occasion I wanted to share something with you that, well to be honest if you are on a diet you might want to look away. This is a bacon, cheesy potato feast that is every dieters nightmare. But served up with a large portion of broccoli and a small piece of grilled salmon as we did makes this not feel as naughty as it was, besides which it is incredibly easy to put together.

Cheesy Potatoes in a Bacon Crust

4 medium size potatoes, sliced thin
190g (1 1/2 c.) grated cheese
18 rashers of streaky bacon
1 tsp garlic powder


Slice the potatoes thin, either with a mandolin or a knife.

In a 9 in pie pan add a layer of parchment paper. Then add a layer of bacon. I found for this to work it was easier starting off with a sort of star shape.

Then overlap more layers of bacon until the pan is covered.

Add one layer of potatoes. This layer should fill the bottom of the pie pan before the lip of it goes upward.
Add 1/4 of the cheese to the potato layer.

Repeat layers with the rest of the ingredients. Making sure you can still cover the potatoes with the bacon. Once you add the last bit of cheese sprinkle the garlic all over.

One at a time bring the layers of the bacon up so that the potatoes are completely covered.


Bake in a pre-heated 180 C (350 F) oven for 30-40 minutes. The bacon will start to unravel slightly as it is cooking so you should be able to test if the potatoes have finished cooking.

This served up 4 side dish side portions.
Cheesy Potatoes in a Bacon Crust
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Ingredients
  • 4 medium size potatoes, sliced thin
  • 190g (1½ c.) grated cheese
  • 18 rashers of streaky bacon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Slice the potatoes thin, either with a mandolin or a knife.
  2. In a 9 in pie pan add a layer of parchment paper. Then add a layer of bacon. I found for this to work it was easier starting off with a sort of star shape.
  3. Then overlap more layers of bacon until the pan is covered.
  4. Add one layer of potatoes. This layer should fill the bottom of the pie pan before the lip of it goes upward.
  5. Add ¼ of the cheese to the potato layer.
  6. Repeat layers with the rest of the ingredients. Making sure you can still cover the potatoes with the bacon. Once you add the last bit of cheese sprinkle the garlic over the top.
  7. One at a time bring the layers of the bacon up so that the potatoes are completely covered.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated 180 C (350 F) oven for 45 minutes. The bacon will start to unravel slightly as it is cooking so you should be able to test if the potatoes have finished cooking.
  9. This served up 4 side dish side portions.
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One Response to Cheesy Potatoes in a Bacon Crust for this Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Look at all that bacon, wow, this is a recipe I have got to try. Printed! Thanks so much.

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