This creamy, decadent dish has an overall mellow flavor but with sparks of tangy blue cheese and smoky bacon. Truly the perfect side dish for a special occasion meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until almost crispy, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels.

  • Layer 1/3 the potatoes in the bottom of the prepared baking dish, leaving a few 'holes' so cream can seep between layers. Top with 1/2 the onion. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Top with 1/2 the blue cheese, 1/2 the Parmesan cheese, 1/2 the bacon, and 1/2 the thyme. Sprinkle with 1/3 the Cheddar cheese.

  • Repeat layering with remaining ingredients ending with remaining 1/3 Cheddar cheese.

  • Pour heavy cream slowly over the top, allowing to seep down to the bottom between layers. Dot the top with butter. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are fork-tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

  • Remove aluminum foil covering. Return to the oven and continue to bake, uncovered, until browned on top, 10 to 15 minutes more. Remove from the oven and let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

489 calories; protein 16.2g 32% DV; carbohydrates 31.4g 10% DV; fat 33.9g 52% DV; cholesterol 111.6mg 37% DV; sodium 525.7mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2019
This was excellent. I did change the blue cheese to mozzarella because my husband is picky. I can only imagine how good it would be with blue cheese. I did put it back in the oven with it off after cooking for another 1/2 hour to cook the potatoes even more. Next time I m going to try adding a different meat to make it more of an entree. This is a very versatile recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2019
This was excellent. I did change the blue cheese to mozzarella because my husband is picky. I can only imagine how good it would be with blue cheese. I did put it back in the oven with it off after cooking for another 1/2 hour to cook the potatoes even more. Next time I m going to try adding a different meat to make it more of an entree. This is a very versatile recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2019
as good as it looks. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2019
followed recipe as written. very good. would make a great company or pot luck dish. will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2020
This recipe was fantastic. I made it exactly as it was posted! Read More
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