This Herbed Bacon and Potato Casserole was a creation I came up with while I had scalloped potatoes in mind. However, I didn’t want the average scalloped potato dish, I wanted this to stand out as more of a casserole. Who doesn’t love a good potato dish? So why not throw all of my favorite ingredients into a dish and bake it. I can always take a baked potato, load it up and love every bite of it, however I do like to be different. My husband makes fun of me because he says I never make the same recipe twice because I love creating and recreating so much. I am working on that now that I have picky kids, I do find myself making our family favorite dishes a lot more lately.
This recipe is special though. Idaho Potato is challenging anyone that wants to attend this years Food and Wine Conference to develop an original recipe for shareable family-style Idaho® potatoes. You’ve heard me talk over and over again about the knowledge that I gained, the friends I made, and the outstanding food I had at last years conference. Well we are less than two months away and I want to win this contest! There is still time for anyone that would like to enter. You can check out more about it here. What are the prizes you ask?
I love love love bacon and potatoes together. I also love cooking with fresh herbs. So this lovely creation of Herbed Bacon & Potato Casserole was born. It was perfect for passing around the family table and the fresh herbs completed this casserole without a doubt.
- 3½ lbs of Idaho® potatoes
- 5 tbsp of butter
- 6 slices of center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 4 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, block
- 4 tbsp of fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 4 tbsp of fresh dill, finely chopped
- Cooking Spray
- Peel and wash potatoes. Slice in quarter inch slices and set aside.
- Melt the butter in a microwavable dish and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray (include the sides) and start by layering potatoes until you can't see the bottom of the dish.
- Sprinkle with ¼ of the fresh herbs and bacon. Pour ¼ of the butter on top and grate one ounce of cheese on top.
- Continue this for three more layers finishing with the butter and leaving the last ounce of cheese aside.
- Bake covered for 50 minutes. Grate the remaining ounce of cheese on top and bake for another 10 minutes uncovered.
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When I first started my website I had no idea the knowledge I would gain. I had no idea that blogging could actually not only be fun but what I do for a living some day. My children are at such a young age and it’s hard for me put in the time for blogging however it’s my passion and I will NOT stop learning everything I need to so that someday when my kids are older and I do have that time, I’ll know exactly what to do to make my dreams come true. Now let me tell you a little about the conference and what it can teach you, if like me, you aspire to do this for a living today, tomorrow or down the road. The amount of information I learnt from last years conference is just indescribable. Read more about what you could learn at this year’s conference now!
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