Bacon Potato Cheddar Tart

"Mmmmm... bacon! This is a recipe from Chef Michael Smith that someone posted on Facebook. Once I saw it, I knew I had to make it! One piece of advice - go light on the salt because the bacon and cheddar both have plenty."
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photo by Kelly A. photo by Kelly A.
photo by Bobbie C. photo by Bobbie C.
Ready In:
2hrs 50mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the minced onions and garlic together.
  • Get a skillet (all metal, no rubber or plastic handles) or pie dish.
  • Coat the cooking area of the skillet with cooking spray.
  • Cut the parchment paper into a circle that covers the cooking area of the skillet, and place it in side the skillet.
  • Start lining the center of the skillet with a layer of bacon in a fan pattern, with one end of the bacon at the center and the other end hangs over the end of the skill. Each slice should overlap about a 3rd to half of the width of a bacon slice. Take care to stagger the bacon at the center so you don't end up with a very thick layer of bacon in the center of the pan.
  • Slice your potatoes in about 1/4 inch thick slices.
  • After the skillet is completely covered with bacon, start adding potato slices in layers inside the skillet on top of the bacon, creating a layer of potato on top of the bacon.
  • After completely adding a layer of potato that covers the bottom of the skillet, sprinkle some pepper, onions/garlic mixture, and a generous portion of cheddar on top of each layer.
  • Repeat the previous 2 steps until the potato & cheese layers are stacked about 1 inch above the top of the skillet.
  • Fold all of the bacon stips on top of the stack of potato until the top layer is completely covered.
  • Place a small, metal skillet or pot cover on top of the tart to hold the bacon in place during baking.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Questions & Replies

  1. Is this able to b prepared the night b4, refrigerated & baked in the morning? Thank you
  2. What do you do with all the grease


  1. I found this recipe awhile back on youtube and was looking for a refresher. My skillets are too small or too big so I use a glass pie pan. I won't buy a new pan for something I make once in awhile. It turns out great. My family calls it bacon
    • Review photo by Bobbie C.
  2. I have added love, spinach, onion and jalepeno. The dish is still delicious! Also you may want to consider thinly slicing small white and red potatoes. While it may take a little time with out special tool, at 400-450 it takes an hour!
  3. Added some fresh baby spinach between the layers. Leftovers keep well for a day or so and reheat ok in microwave. Great company brunch dish.
  4. Excellent Recipe. Very tasty, tasted it in the office potluck. Liked the wrapping and the layers of potato slices.
  5. I had to try this recipe as soon as I saw it. I just made the basic bacon, cheddar, potato recipe. We loved it. I will make this for special occasions, holidays. Can't get enough of this and I can now add more to this recipe to our liking.


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