Cheesy Potato Bacon Casserole

Straight up comfort food on a plate, this Cheesy Potato Bacon Casserole is delicious! It makes a great side dish with meat, but with added bacon, could make a tasty main dish, too.

Cheesy Potato Bacon Casserole

Living in a home where money is tight, a lot of my cooking is based on finding ways to work with stuff I already have in the house. The Cheesy Potato Bacon Casserole was born in just this way.

I started by slicing up a beautiful Vidalia onion, into thin slices like this:
1Cheesy Potatoes - Sliced Vidalia

I chose a few potatoes (I think I actually ended up using 6 total):
2Whole Potatoes

I peeled them and sliced them in thin half slices, as well.

3Sliced Potatoes

I happened to have one lonely package of microwave bacon in the refrigerator, so I grabbed it. If I’d had regular bacon, though, I would have cooked that up instead.

4Bacon Package

I cut the bacon up in thin slices, too.

5Chopped Bacon

I didn’t really measure anything any more than that. I sliced the ingredients up with the thought of them all fitting into this 5 quart casserole dish:


First, I put a layer of potatoes and onions mixed together:


Followed by a sprinkling of bacon:


I grated up a pile of Colby Jack cheese, and added a layer of that in, followed by more potatoes, onions, bacon, and cheese until the casserole dish was full.


Then I poured a full can of evaporated milk all over the potatoes, and put them in the oven at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes, checking then to see if they were fully cooked.


They were!


The flavor was incredible – all that cheesy, onion, bacon goodness really hit the spot.


The tricky part was not eating too much!


The Cheesy Potato Bacon Casserole was only part of our dinner that night. We served them as a side to Baked Pork with Apples and Onions, and Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Onions.


I am really looking forward to making this Cheesy Potato Bacon Casserole again soon!

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Cheesy Potato Bacon Casserole

Cheesy Potato Bacon Casserole


  • 6 (approximately) Russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Vidalia (or your choice) Onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 package of bacon (microwave or regular, cooked) sliced in thin strips
  • 3 cups (approximately) grated Colby/Jack cheese
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk


  1. In a 5-quart casserole dish, layer sliced potatoes, onions, bacon strips, and grated cheese until casserole dish is full. Finish with cheese layer.
  2. Pour can of evaporated milk over all contents in pan.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F for approximately 40 minutes or until potatoes are completely cooked.
  4. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.
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