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Potato, Bacon and Cheese Casserole Recipe

Potato, Bacon and Cheese Casserole Recipe: It's cheesy, flavorful and with a crispy topping and can be prepared beforehand. Just perfection!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, pastelon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 197kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 sprig of dill , chopped (or 1 teaspoon of dry dill)
  • 2 medium carrots , peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 lb [0.68 kg] of potatoes , peeled and cubed
  • 2 red bell peppers , cut into squares
  • 2 large white onions , cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly-cracked pepper
  • 1 pack of bacon (1/2 lb [0.23 kg])
  • 1 1/2 ] cup of Sargento® Traditional Cut Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  • Mix the dill, and olive oil. Set aside.
  • Boil carrots, adding salt to the water.
  • Two minutes later add the potatoes and boil until cooked throughout but firm.
  • Remove potatoes and carrots from the water, dispose of water. Mix potatoes, carrots, peppers, onions and a pinch of cracked pepper. Set aside.
  • Cut the bacon into small (1/2") pieces.
  • Heat a heavy-bottom pan (with lid). Add the bacon.
  • Cook over medium heat, nearly covered, until the bacon has turned into golden crisps.
  • Heat oven to 350 ºF [175 ºC].
  • Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel to remove excess fat. Set aside.
  • Mix the the potato mix with a cup of cheese, the olive oil and place in a baking pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Top with remaining cheese; bake 5 more minutes.
  • Sprinkle with the bacon chips and serve hot.

Notes

If you are uncomfortable using this amount of oil, feel free to reduce it to half. The potatoes won't be as crispy, but the will be lighter.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4640IU | Vitamin C: 67.5mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 4mg