Shrimp Louis Pasta Salad (SUPER YUMMY)

My family loves cheese and bacon… and potatoes! I prefer to make scalloped potatoes from scratch vs the boxed kind. There is so much more flavor to them. Hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as ours does.
-I like another reviewer would like to know how many strips of bacon do you need to make a cup of crumbled bacon. This question was never answered! I have a problem with quantities that are listed this way leaving one to guess amounts. If you win a blue ribbon then i would think you would list ingredients especially bacon by the strips it takes to make a cup not just a cup and leave you hanging. I have never seen a recipe that just says 1-cup of bacon cooked and crumbled. Is the cup raw or cooked before you measure and no I am not a first time cook. I have been cooking for years in a restaurant and at home. This is the first time I have seen a measurement like this.. Very confusing!! Thanks

-These were FABULOUS! There are only two of us so I cut the recipe in half. Also, I’m trying to save calories and fat wherever I can without jeopardizing flavor so I used skim evaporated milk. I don’t know if there was a difference but the potatoes still tasted wonderful! We live in a very remote mountain town, 75 miles away from the nearest grocery store, so I made these Christmas night for dinner using the leftover bacon from Christmas morning! This will be a “go to” recipe for using leftover bacon!
Cook time: 1 Hr Prep time: 15 Min Serves: 6-8
6 potatoes; peeled & thinly sliced
1/2 c onion; chopped
2 c cheddar cheese; shredded
1 c bacon; cooked and crumbled; approx. 1 pound
2 c milk
1/2 c half & half
4 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp butter
salt and pepper
1. Use a large pot. Saute chopped onions in butter till soft but not browned.
2. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper. Stir flour mixture into onion mixture.
3. Add milk and half and half. Stir and cook over medium heat till mixture begins to thicken (about 3 minutes).
4. Turn off heat.
5. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese to the sauce and stir till melted and smooth.
6. Add sliced potatoes, bacon and stir well to combine.
7. Pour mixture into a casserole dish sprayed with no stick spray. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
8. Remove foil, sprinkle reserved cheese over top and return to oven to bake another 30 minutes or until potatoes are soft, cheese is melted and edges begin to brown.
9. Let stand a few minutes before serving to allow sauce to thicken.
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