Thursday, August 26, 2010

Scalloped Potatoes (aka Cheesy Layers of Goodness)

All summer I had been avoiding adding any unnecessary heat to the kitchen by using my crock pot, microwave, toaster oven, pressure cooker and of course the grill. The summer's unbearable heat was finally replaced with cooler temperatures when it rained last week. That meant I could pull out the dutch ovens and turn on the stove again.

Can you say happy?

Even though I've gotten quite creative with the toaster oven (meatloaf, muffins & chicken tenders respectively) I was dying for a real meal with something that had been baked low and slow to get the flavors just right. After a quick scan of the fridge & google I found the perfect side dish solution.

Scalloped Potatoes using PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread.

To die for.

I omitted the bacon* and cut the recipe in half because hello it was only 4 of us eating dinner and we did not need 18 servings. Anyway, I put it all together and stuck it in oven. I *wish* I had taken a picture. The cheese was ooey, gooey right on top and the onions had literally melted into the potato layers while the Philly cream cheese gave it an oomph of flavor.

It was YUMMY good. So good in fact it's going to be the first thing I make next time the temps decide to dip back down.

*No bacon just because I was too lazy to fry any but I'm certain it would have been even more delicious with a little salty pork. Salty pork makes everything better right?

10 comments:

Rachel said...

That sounds so delicious. I must admit your title Cheesy Layers of Goodness caught my eye, and yes I will be using the bacon! =)

Carrie said...

Okay, how bizarre! This morning, I opened up my very first tub of Chive and Onion flavored Philadelphia Cream Cheese to eat on our bagels!

It was DELICIOUS on an Everything bagel and I can't wait to eat another one. I may just have one for lunch and afternoon snack and dinner and bedtime snack and....

blueviolet said...

How creative and utterly delicious!

KiraAJ said...

Hmm now i know why i never seen any updates for this blog of yours the link was messed up... mmm i LUV philly cream cheeses this is most def my fav one! Its good on everything! These tatters sound yummy.

CaraBee said...

No bacon? That's crazy talk! I never even considered using cream cheese. YUM!

Veronica said...

We'll have to try that. I know my husband will love it and I am a fan of "salty pork"!

Mom said...

Have I ever mentioned that I could eat my own head wrapped in bacon? I could!

This recipe definitely sounds like a keeper. Who doesn't like layers of cheey goodness?!

The Royal Family said...

I wanted a pic of the final product i'm drooling. yummmmmm


p.s. my word verification is excize are you trying to tell me seomthing!

Shannon said...

I can't believe you left out the bacon! It's BACON!

Jane said...

How yummy! I love everything with Philadelphia Cream Cheese. I will definitely make my own version, but I think hubby would prefer it with bacon.