Creamy Blue Cheese and Bacon Potato Bake

All my favorites, potatoes, blue cheese and bacon come together in this yummy side dish.

6-8 med sized red potatoes sliced thin (I left the skins on but you certainly could peel them)

1/2 yellow onion chopped ( about 1/4 cup)

1 clove garlic minced

6 slices of cooked bacon chopped

2T butter

1 1/2 T flour

2 c milk

2 oz blue cheese ( I prefer buying a wedge and crumbling it myself, the crumbles don’t have enough moisture or flavor)

1/2 t salt

black pepper

Preheat the oven to 375

Layer sliced potatoes in a baking pan, I used a square 8×8 pyrex pan (you may need to adjust cooking time if using a different size or material pan)

In a sauce pan melt better and sauté the onions garlic and bacon about 3 minutes over med high heat, or until onion in soft. Turn heat down to medium. Sprinkle flour over onion mixture and cook 1 min. Add in milk and stir, continue cooking over med heat, sauce should thicken and coat a spoon, add crumbled blue cheese stir until cheese is melted into the sauce, add 1/2 t salt and a pinch of black pepper.

Pour the sauce over the sliced potatoes

Cover with foil and bake 45 min, take foil off and cook for 15 more min or until potatoes are soft.

Feeds 4-6. This recipe can be doubled for a larger crowd. Use a 9×13 pan instead.

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