Ham & Bacon Cheesy Potatoes

My Grandpa made Ham & Bacon Cheesy Potatoes every single week, so I knew he was good at it, and I also knew how easy it was to make. I would just throw all the ingredients in a pan and cook it up, and then have a bowl of it to snack on.

Well, this time, I decided to try to make this delicious recipe from scratch. Here are a few things I learned while I was cooking. First off, I used white potatoes, because it’s hard to tell if they’re real potatoes.

Ham & Bacon Cheesy Potatoes

The other thing I didn’t know was that potatoes don’t go well with bacon. I was trying to save money by using them together, and that’s what I did.

But even though they don’t go together, I still really like them as a side to the cheesy potatoes. The taste is much better. Secondly, I use a little less oil in the recipe.

I usually use about a half a cup of oil, so I can cut back on the ham and bacon. I’m not a big fan of the extra oil, but I guess I don’t know enough about cooking to know how much to use. I just like the more tenderloin.

Third, make sure to mix the spices well. I don’t know what kind of flavour you’re looking for, but I usually don’t find any in just a tablespoon or two of each.

You will, however, get that great taste. It’s really hard to get it from just spices, anyway. Fourth, I also always make sure I have enough water in the bottom of the pan.

Read also Crispy Roast Potatoes.

The oil doesn’t go bad that quickly, but you don’t want to waste it. It’s fine to do three full pots at a time, but make sure to have enough left over to make sure everything cooks evenly.

Ham & Bacon Cheesy Potatoes Recipe has been a family favourite since Grandpa made it over 50 years ago, and I finally decided to try to make it myself. It turned out great!

There are some easy guidelines to follow to help you with this recipe, but that’s the basics. If you put it into your little twist, it’ll be better than mine.

Ham & Bacon Cheesy Potatoes

Recipe by TiffanieCourse: SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes

I’m not going to lie to you, Ham & Bacon Cheesy Potatoes Recipe is one of my favourite family recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 2 lb bag frozen diced potatoes, thawed

  • 1/3 cup green onions

  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon

  • 1 cup diced ham

  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 tsp minced onion

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 4 Tbs butter melted

  • 1 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup

  • 1 16 oz container sour cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350.Spray a 9″x13″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In large bowl whisk together soup, sour cream, melted butter, salt & pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and minced onion until smooth.
  • Next add in your potatoes, cheese, ham, bacon and green onions and toss to coat really well so everything is saturated.
  • Spread into prepared pan and bake uncovered in oven for about 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for about 10 minutes longer.

The main ingredient here is a mix of potatoes, cheese, onions and ham hocks. The rest of the ingredients are optional, but I add some bacon crumbles and onions to the mix to give it a little bit of a kick. I don’t add too much, as I love the mild flavour.

You’ll have to experiment with it a bit to get it just right, but once you find that perfect combination, make sure to save it as a memento. I love mine on a nice platter, but I think it’s great on a platter. Reference tornadoughalli.

 

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