Easy Potato Bacon Casserole Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 lb (package) bacon, cut in half (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 lbs white potatoes , thinly sliced
  • ½ medium onion , finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic , minced
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over the bottom of a 9x9 baking dish or cake pan. Set aside.
  3. Wash and thinly slice the potatoes. A mandolin works well for this.
  4. Dice the onion and combine the onion and garlic in a small bowl. Set aside.
  5. Grade about 2 cups of cheese. Get your salt and pepper out for seasoning.
  6. Once you are all set up, things move quickly from here. I like to do a layer of potatoes, season with salt and pepper, sprinkle 1/3 of the chopped onions and garlic on top of the potatoes, lay out about 2 strips of the bacon and top with cheese.
  7. Repeat until you reach the top. I topped my last layer of potato only with cheese and bacon.
  8. Lay a square of parchment paper on top of the casserole before covering with foil.
  9. Place in the oven and cook for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through. A sharp knife will easily poke through the casserole when cooked. Some people recommend you place a baking sheet under your dish to catch any drips that may escape.
  10. If the cheese is not crispy or bubbly enough, remove the foil and place under the broiler for a few minutes.
  11. Remove the casserole from the oven to cool a bit before cutting into portions and serving.