Instant Pot Potato Au Gratin with Bacon

Bring a new twist to the traditional Au gratin recipe and top it with crispy bacon. Always serve warm for best taste.

Instant Pot Potato Au Gratin with Bacon
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: bacon, béchamel sauce, Potato Au Gratin with Bacon, Potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 potatoes peeled and diced
  • 10 slices bacon crisp and golden brown
  • 2 cups Béchamel sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to season
  • nutmeg powder
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • milk optional – only required for thinning sauce if too thick
Instructions
  • Add water to the Instant Pot and set the steamer basket inside.
  • Place potato in the basket and secure the lid
  • Cook on “Manual” function for 5 minutes at high pressure.
  • Release the pressure completely and transfer the drained potatoes into a bowl.
  • Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and Béchamel sauce, combined cheese and nutmeg powder.
  • Mix well until smooth then add milk. 
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Add steamed potatoes.
  • Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish and top it with bacon slices, breadcrumbs and cheese.
  • Bake for about 5 minutes in a preheated oven.
  • Slice and serve.
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