Gouda-Bacon Potato Bake

Wisconsin Cheese Gouda-Bacon Potato Bake Recipe
Active Time
35 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Gouda can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Fry bacon, in batches, in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Wipe out the pan.
  3. Melt butter in the same pan over medium-low heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Whisk in flour until blended. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and whisk for 2-3 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Reduce heat to low. Gradually whisk in 3 cups gouda until melted. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Combine the hash browns, bacon and 1 cup gouda in a large bowl. Pour cheese sauce over potato mixture; toss to coat.
  6. Spoon potato mixture into a greased 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining gouda. Bake, covered, for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake for 10-15 minutes longer or until top is golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

This award-winning aged gouda is a Dutch-style cheese that’s creamy with nutty flavor. For a unique tasting experience, try this gouda paired with a porter beer.

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