Prep and Cook Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes. Notes: For a vegetarian side dish, leave out bacon and increase butter to 4 tbsp. and salt to 1 tsp.
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 pounds russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 pound bacon, cooked and chopped
1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
2 tablespoons butter
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, stir together salt and pepper. Arrange one-third of potato slices in bottom of a buttered 9- by 13-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper mixture. Top with half the bacon, 1/2 cup cheese, and 1 tsp. caraway seeds. Repeat layering.
Arrange remaining third of potato slices on top. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper mixture, 1/2 cup cheese, and 1 tsp. caraway seeds. Dot with butter, cover with foil, and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake until golden brown on top and cooked through, about 40 minutes.