Loaded Scalloped Potatoes
Loaded scalloped potatoes is a decadent twist on the traditional side, loaded with creamy potatoes, smoky bacon, and a crispy cheese crust.
- 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes (sliced ¼” thick)
- 12 ounces bacon (reserve ¼ cup rendered bacon grease)
- ¼ cup Flour
- 2 cups Milk
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar Cheese
- ¼ cup chopped chives
- 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp, then remove and crumble.
Leave ¼ cup of bacon grease in the skillet and set the heat to low. Sprinkle in the flour and whisk for two minutes. Slowly add splashes of milk, while still whisking, until all milk has been added.
Place sour cream in a medium sized bowl and then temper it with the warmed sauce by stirring in a few splashes of sauce at a time until the cream has transformed into a warm liquid, then combine entirely with the sauce.
Add cheese, bacon, chives, salt, and pepper to the sauce, then pour over the potatoes in a large dish. Toss gently to ensure the potatoes are fully coated then add everything to a 9x13 baking dish.
Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 45 minutes.
Remove from oven, let cool slightly, and serve.
Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 861mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 1mg