Potato Galette with Cheddar Crust

I know what you’re thinking. It’s time to stage an intervention. I promise no more potato recipes at least for a few weeks. Deal? I just couldn’t help myself. This idea had been floating around in my mind for a while and I finally found some time to make it happen, in between preparing a few sweet treats. You’ll have to wait until next week for those! 

This is kind of awesome. How can you not love such a classic combination of flavors? Layers of thinly sliced potatoes, shredded cheese and salty bacon are packaged in a flaky cheddar crust. It’s mild in flavor and would be perfect as a side or even a main course if you dare. Of course, a side salad would go perfect next to this. Get some greens in there. You won’t hear me say that much but really it’s so true here. A good tangy dressing drizzled over a bed of lettuce. Ahh… I need a salad. I must have a fever.

Potato Galette with Cheddar Crust

Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potatoes
Servings: 6


Crust ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 3-4 tbsp ice water
  • 1/2 C sharp cheddar cheese shredded

Galette ingredients:

  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 3 slices thick cut bacon cooked and roughly chopped
  • 1 C Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1/4 C heavy cream
  • salt pepper and cayenne to taste


  • In a food processor, pulse flour, salt and butter until course. Add ice water. Pulse until mixture holds together. Add cheddar cheese, pulsing until a a ball forms. Form into a disc, wrap in plastic and chill for a minimum of 30-45 minutes or longer as needed. Dough should be medium firmness to roll out.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Roll dough out on a silicone mat or lightly floured surface into desired size, transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle dough lightly with cheese. Layer 1/2 of the potato slices, to within 2" from the edge of the crust. Season potatoes as desired, top off with 1/2 of the remaining cheese and 1/2 of the bacon crumbles. Repeat potato layer. Fold up crust edge, brushing lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bacon. Slowly drizzle heavy cream under the crust edges.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes. Slice and serve warm.


Makes 1: 8-10 inch galette or serves roughly 4-8
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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15 Responses to “Potato Galette with Cheddar Crust”

  1. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — November 28, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I looove potatoes, especially with cheese + bacon, so this sounds wonderful to me!

  2. #
    Erin|The Law Student's Wife — November 28, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Hey Rachel,
    I’m always wondering how to jazz up potatoes (not that I don’t love them straight up roasted), and this is a seriously classy way to prepare them. Plus, bacon and cheese are involved. Sold!

  3. #
    Linda | The Urban Mrs — November 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Gulp, I now I can hardly concentrate after reading this post. Stunning! I’ll definitely try this tonight.

  4. #
    carrian — November 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I wish you were my neighbor and could bring my sick self this dish for dinner. It looks wonderful!

  5. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — November 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Get in my FACE!

  6. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — November 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    i would eat this for breakfast lunch or dinner!

  7. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — November 28, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    So fun! I’ve never seen a savory galette! I wish I had a piece.

  8. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — November 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    you keep those potato and bacon recipes coming! this looks gorgeous and so comforting. I WANT! can you make it this weekend? jk lol

  9. #
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — November 29, 2012 at 8:35 am

    can’t wait to try it!

  10. #
    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — November 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I’m glad you decided to share this last potato recipe. I love cheesy potatoes and this galette would be a success in my family! Can’t wait to try it!

  11. #
    Tracey — November 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    You are speaking my language with this one – yes please!!!

  12. #
    Heidi @ Food Doodles — November 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    This is an awesome idea! I clicked over yesterday and can’t stop thinking about it. Yummy! And I’ve never made a savory galette before so I think it’s time to change that :D

  13. #
    Smitten Foodie — December 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing! This will be a perfect addition to the dinner I have planned for my hubby’s birthday.

    Take care

  14. #
    Summer @ Mallow and Co — December 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Oh yum! I love this idea of making a cheddar crust… to hold cheddar bacon potatoes… I may love you for this :)

  15. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — December 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Mmmmm, I definitely want this right now!

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