Sunday, August 24, 2014


1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into thin slices
1 small onion, diced
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk of choice
3/4 cup Asiago cheese, shredded
1/4 cup fresh chives, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
4-5 slices of bacon,
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place sliced potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water, add pinch of salt, and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a skillet cook bacon strips until crisp, and crumble.  Reserve bacon grease and keep warm in skillet. Add diced onions and cook for about 4 minutes. Sprinkle flour over onions and cook for another minute constantly stirring.

Gradually add milk and whisk until well blended. Simmer over medium heat until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and asiago cheese, chives, salt, pepper, and bacon.

Arrange half potato slices in a 8 inch square baking dish. Pour half of the cheese sauce over the sliced potatoes. Top with remaining potato slices and cheese sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for about 25-30 minutes until cheese is bubbly and browned.

Garnish with extra sliced chives.

bacon recipe source: Kim Rosenberger, Kim's Healthy Eats, December 26, 2013

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