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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

The BEST Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon

 A combination of Swiss, Gruyere and smoky bacon are the star in these creamy scalloped potatoes. Making them the BEST scalloped potatoes you've ever had!

There is just something so comforting about potatoes. Maybe it's because they are so versatile. You can mash them, roast them, bake them, fry them, or you can layer them with cheese and bacon and bathe them in cream, for my favourite way to eat potatoes- scalloped potatoes!

These are so indulgent that I only make them once a year. Especially now that I have started to be mindful of what I'm eating. But sometimes the occasion (or craving) calls for something sinful. So sinful, that I really don't know what words to use, to describe them. Spectacular, astounding, stupendous, marvellous..... all of these words come to mind. 

These potatoes are the perfect side dish for holidays. I've made them for Easter, for Thanksgiving and for Christmas. Whatever the occasion, these potatoes always win me several compliments and requests for the recipe. So now you can WOW your loved ones with possibly the best scallop potato recipe ever.

Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon

6-8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
4 green onions, chopped
1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 C Swiss cheese, shredded
1 C Gruyere cheese, shredded
2 tsp fresh thyme
salt and pepper
3 C whipping cream
1-2 C milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter a 2 1/2 qt casserole dish.

Using a mandolin slice the potatoes and onion, to thin slices. I used setting #2 on my Pampered Chef, slicer.

In a bowl, combine the Swiss and Gruyere cheeses. Set aside.

Completely cover bottom of casserole dish with one layer of potatoes (overlapping slightly). Season with salt and pepper and 1 tsp fresh thyme. Sprinkle with thinly sliced onion, 1 C of cheese, 1/3 of the crumbled bacon and 1/3 or the green onions. Repeat layers, only seasoning every other layer of potatoes and topping the final layer with cheese.

Slowly pour cream around edges of casserole dish to evenly distribute the cream. Slowly add 1-2 C of milk, pouring around edges of potatoes, until liquid comes 3/4 of the way up the potatoes. Cover and bake for 2 hrs; until potatoes are tender. Remove cover and cook 30 minutes; until the top is bubbly and browned. Let sit 20 minutes before serving.

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  1. These are absolutely delicious! AND - My kids love them, so that's a big WIN in my home!!

  2. These look so good. I think they would be so nice for a Sunday dinner! My family used to make scalloped potatoes with cream sauce and ham but I think cheese and bacon sounds like a serious upgrade!

  3. This sounds heavenly for a cheese lover and it has got meats in it, so the entire family would be happy:)) On my "to make" list!

  4. I haven't made scalloped potatoes in forever but these look so good and I bet they are so nice and flavorful too. Pinned.

    1. I don't make them often, so it's a definite treat when I do. Thank you!

  5. Bacon? Cheese? OMGravy girl, you won me over!

  6. I never made scalloped potatoes before so your recipe will be my first attempt. I will definitely make them for one of the holidays. I can't wait!

    1. I hope your family enjoys them as much as we do!

  7. I already love scalloped potatoes but now you add bacon? I am so THERE!!!

  8. Scalloped potatoes were a classic dish my mom made growing up! Your recipe looks very similar and tastes just as good I bet! :)

  9. I love scalloped potatoes and I always have potatoes in my pantry. I will definitely
    try this recipe. It's so good and easy! Thank you so much for sharing it!

  10. Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday,510. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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