These Cheesy Potatoes au Gratin feature layers upon layers of thinly sliced potatoes covered with two types of delicious Mahón-Menorca cheese!
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Cheesy Potatoes au Gratin

These Cheesy Potatoes au Gratin feature layers upon layers of thinly sliced potatoes covered with two types of delicious Mahón-Menorca cheese!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 429kcal
Author: David

Ingredients

  • cups milk 2% or whole
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • cups Semi-Cured Mahón-Menorca Cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Cured Mahón-Menorca Cheese shredded
  • 2 lbs potatoes washed and thinly sliced (see note)
  • 8 oz. thick-cut bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a standard baking dish; set dish aside.
  • Using a medium mixing bowl, add milk, heavy cream, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper; stir until well combined.
  • Using a separate bowl, add the Semi-Cured Mahón-Menorca Cheese and the Cured Mahón-Menorca Cheese; stir until well combined.
  • Spread ⅓ of the sliced potatoes into the prepared baking dish. Pour ⅓ of the milk mixture evenly on top. Sprinkle ⅓ of the cheese mixture on top.
  • Repeat process with another ⅓ of the sliced potatoes, another ⅓ of the milk and another ⅓ of the cheese.
  • Finally, layer remaining ⅓ of sliced potatoes on top and pour remaining ⅓ of the milk on top. (Note: The remaining ⅓ of the cheese will be saved for later.)
  • Cover dish with foil and bake for 60-65 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender. Remove foil and bake uncovered for 10 more minutes.
  • While potatoes are baking, use a deep skillet to cook bacon until crispy. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel lined plate and pat dry. Crumble bacon into a small bowl; set bowl aside.
  • Remove dish from oven and top with remaining ⅓ of cheese. Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top. Bake for 10-12 more minutes, or until cheese on top has completely melted.
  • Remove dish from oven and let stand for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

If you have a mandolin, slice the potatoes ~1/8” thick.
For best results, use a baking potato such as Russet or white.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 696mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 16.3% | Vitamin C: 16.4% | Calcium: 31% | Iron: 22.3%