Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Asiago, Potato and Bacon Gratin

I must confess, I am a cheese addict! It's been the hardest part of getting healthier & I often do falter to the whims & desires of REAL, full of fat, cheese.
What I love about this recipe is that Asiago cheese is pungent enough to use just a small amount but give tons of flavor. Not to mention Asiago is one of my absolute favorite cheeses!

Asiago, Potato, and Bacon Gratin (5)
Serves 6

1 1/2 pounds peeled Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 teaspoon salt, divided
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups Skim milk, divided (1 1/2 cups & 1/2 cup)
3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Asiago cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled (I use center cut bacon)
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese (I use canned, reduced fat Parm)

Preheat oven to 350°.
Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender. Drain. Sprinkle potatoes evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside and keep warm.

Heat a medium saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add shallots; cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Sprinkle flour over shallots. Gradually add 1/2 cup milk, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Gradually add remaining 1 1/2 cups milk, stirring with a whisk. Cook over medium heat 9 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in 3/4 teaspoon salt, Asiago, chives, pepper, and bacon.

Arrange half of potato slices in an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour half of cheese sauce over potato slices. Top with remaining potato slices and cheese sauce; sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.

CALORIES 250 FAT 8.2g FIBER 2.3g

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  1. Bev,
    I too am a cheeseaholic. I love it! I haven't really got into asiago, I think I'll try it!

    I sincerely appreciate the recipe!! and I really enjoy your blog!

    My best always

  2. I admire that you love to cook! I actually can say that I love all the recipes that you make & I'll try this one for this week! I'll check out your book blog, since I read tons of books a month!

    have a good weekend!