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Scrumptious Cheddar Bacon Scalloped Potatoes

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!

Scrumptious Cheddar Bacon Scalloped Potatoes
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Easy
  • Makes
    16
    servings (1/2 cup each)
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Ingredients

  • 6 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds (about 6 medium) potatoes
  • 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
  • 2 green onions

Instructions

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.