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.

Yield: Makes 8-10" galette or serves 4-8

Cook Time: 45-50 minutes

Potato Galette with Cheddar Crust


Crust ingredients:

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

Galette ingredients:

  • 1 cheddar crust
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 3 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
  • 1C Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4C 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 degrees.

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.

Crust recipe source: Martha Stewart

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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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