Tartiflette (French Potato, Bacon, and Cheese Casserole)

  • Recipe By
  • Published Apr 2nd
  • Ready In1h 25m
  • Servings8
  • Calories498
This striking looking dish is basically a potato, onion, and bacon casserole, topped with Reblochon cheese.

Tartiflette (French Potato, Bacon, and Cheese Casserole) Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Tartiflette (French Potato, Bacon, and Cheese Casserole) for 8 servings:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 pounds whole russet potatoes
  • 12 ounces thick cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup creme fraiche
  • 1 (16 ounce) round Reblochon cheese or other ripe, washed rind cheese

Tartiflette (French Potato, Bacon, and Cheese Casserole) Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook1h 15m
  • Ready In1h 25m

To cook Tartiflette (French Potato, Bacon, and Cheese Casserole), you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Tartiflette (French Potato, Bacon, and Cheese Casserole) is about 1 hour 15 minutes , and you can serve your Tartiflette (French Potato, Bacon, and Cheese Casserole) within 1 hour 25 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Tartiflette (French Potato, Bacon, and Cheese Casserole) easily:

  1. 1 Boil unpeeled potatoes with salt in water over high heat; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are easily pierced with a knife but are not too soft, 15 to 25 minutes depending on size. Remove potatoes from water to cool.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. 3 Cook bacon in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat until cooked but not quite crisp and most of the fat is rendered out, 5 to 7 minutes. Push bacon to one side of the pan and blot up some of the fat with a wadded paper towel. Add onion slices. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and cayenne. Cook and stir over medium heat until onions are soft, sweet, and golden, about 6 minutes. Add white wine; cook for 2 minutes and deglaze pan. Remove from heat.
  4. 4 Cut wheel of cheese into 2 semi-circles. Place each half cut side down and split in half to form 2 more semi-circles, each with a rind side and creamy cheese side.
  5. 5 When potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel off the skin. Slice into fairly thick slices, about 1/3 inch thick.
  6. 6 Place a little over half the potato slices onto bottom of a 2-quart shallow baking dish. A little overlapping is fine. Sprinkle with a bit of salt. Pour in bacon/onion/wine mixture and spread over potatoes in an even layer. Arrange the remaining potato slices over the top, overlapping as needed. Spread creme fraiche over the potatoes. Place down cheese pieces, rind side up. Transfer pan to a baking sheet. Bake in center rack of preheated oven until browned and potatoes are tender, 45 to 50 minutes.

Notes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Because it's made from raw milk, Reblochon cheese cannot be imported from France. But you could substitute Dancing Fern, Delice du Jura, or half gruyere and half brie.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 498 calories; 29.6 grams of fat; 36 grams of carbohydrates; 21.3 grams of protein; 91 milligrams of cholesterol; 1120 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 23rd 2019

    I said it before & I'm gonna say it again...THIS MAN CANNOT screw up any recipe he's gotta hankering to make??????. This includes the 1s in his head too!?? My 1st endeavor in the world o ...

  2. Dec 22nd 2018

    This is a lovely recipe. Had a Christmas gathering and people loved it! I have to say The chef’s voice over is quite entertaining too...Since I live in Egypt, Rablechon is not available. ...

  3. Nov 12th 2018

    I used the best brie I could find, but brie alone is very easy to overpower with so much flavor. I might add gruyere or swiss with it next time. I also used sour cream instead of creme fraic ...

  4. Jul 11th 2018

    I used spiral sliced ham which i had an abundance of. I substituted Guiness stout since we have that on tap. I used ColbyJack & Parm it was on hand. The kids raved and my husband ...

  5. Oct 28th 2017

    I made this twice, and it was really good both times. The second time I used sour cream instead of cream fresh

  6. Jun 19th 2017

    This is an excellent dish, the flavor profiles are so striking, and go together so well, that it almost overwhelms the taste buds!!For the onions, I suggest using Vidalia, if available. A ...

  7. Feb 18th 2017

    WOW!! Amazing, seriously. The only substitutions I made were sour cream instead of creme fraiche and Brie instead of Reblchon cheese (which is impossible to find) I also left the skins on ...

  8. Jan 1st 2017

    I made this for a French-themed potluck. It was very easy and delicious! I decided to peel and cut the poratoes before boiling which I thought was easier than trying to peel cooked potatoes. ...

  9. Apr 1st 2016

    This was incredible! Easy to make but you need to drain off a lot of the bacon fat. I placed the rind side down because it looked kind of unappetizing with the rind side showing.