Scrumptious Cheddar Bacon Scalloped Potatoes

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 16 servings (1/2 cup each)


We took traditional scalloped potatoes and made them extra tasty in this potato recipe with a velvety cheese sauce made from Carnation Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk, plus lowfat cheese and turkey bacon. These potatoes are so rich and creamy you will never miss the fat!


  • 6 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped, divided
  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds (about 6 medium) potatoes, unpeeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded 2% cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 green onions, sliced


PLACE potatoes in large saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until just fork tender; drain.

MEANWHILE, HEAT butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in evaporated milk, water and 1/3 cup bacon. Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese and green onion.

LAYER half of potatoes in ungreased 3-quart microwave-safe dish. Pour half of sauce over potatoes. Top with remaining potatoes and sauce. Top with remaining cheese and bacon. Microwave uncovered on HIGH (100%) power for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.


by P. Patricia , Largo, FL on Mar. 2010

I made this using only have the bacon and also baked it in the oven, I didn't notice prior to assembeling it that it needed to go in the microwave, nor would I have felt comfortable cooking it that way either. Tasted great and was nice and bubbly!


by S. SUSAN , , on Mar. 2010

scrumptious put I added green pepper to the casserole and also add a few spices to it to zing up the favor

scalloped potatoes/reg. bacon

by A. Al , MARINETTE, WI on Mar. 2010

This is indeed easy and quick. The taste was great-but I must admit I used regular bacon. I will do this again and more than once.I agree it could use just a little more seasoning.

Cheddar Bacon Scalloped Potatoes

by J. Jennifer , Somersworth, NH on Feb. 2010

These were incredible! I am not a huge onion lover so I just omitted them and added extra bacon and cheese. Even my picky 12 year old loved them. They go great with steak and veggies. Since these were super simple to make I can make them on short notice which is always a bonus. These would even be good for breakfast!

Just a great and quick casserole

by C. Christina , Home, Pa on Nov. 2009

I loved this, did not have green onions so substituted onions sliced thin.


by R. Rachelle , Santa Nella ca on Aug. 2009

My family loved this almost too much. I cook low carb 99.9% of the time, but I splurged tonight. My family said they wanted this once a week.. :) The only thing I did different was use regular bacon and pepper jack instead of cheddar. yummy

Scrumptious Cheddar bacon Scalloped potatoes

by p. patty , Mountain View, AR on Mar. 2009

wow what can i say, love the Turkey bacon in this less fat. Aslo the quick version love quick recipes this is a no. 1 Recipe.

great new idea

by S. Sharon , TACOMA, WA on Feb. 2009

Will make this tomorrow when I prepare a ham. Great new idea for potatoes.

Scalloped Potatoes

by L. Loretta , Celina, OH on Feb. 2009

This recipe if very good. I will definitely make this again.


by a. amy , aldergrove, BC on Oct. 2008

ABSOUTLY the best scalloped potatoes i have ever had!!!Made them for thanskgiving and not a drop left amazing!!!