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:
I chose a few potatoes (I think I actually ended up using 6 total):
I peeled them and sliced them in thin half slices, as well.
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.
I cut the bacon up in thin slices, too.
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.
The flavor was incredible – all that cheesy, onion, bacon goodness really hit the spot.
The tricky part was not eating too much!
I am really looking forward to making this Cheesy Potato Bacon Casserole again soon!
- 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
- In a 5-quart casserole dish, layer sliced potatoes, onions, bacon strips, and grated cheese until casserole dish is full. Finish with cheese layer.
- Pour can of evaporated milk over all contents in pan.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for approximately 40 minutes or until potatoes are completely cooked.
- Let sit 5 minutes before serving.