Cheddar Bacon Scalloped Potatoes

Cheddar Bacon Scalloped Potatoes

6 slices turkey or Regular bacon, cooked and chopped, divided
2 to 2 1/2 pounds (about 6 medium) potatoes, unpeeled and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can (12 fl. oz.) Nestle Carnation Regular or Carnation Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
1 cup water
2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded 2% Cheddar cheese, divided
2 green onions, sliced (opt)

Place potatoes in large saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook
over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until just fork tender; drain.

Meanwhikle, heat butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour,
salt and pepper. Gradually stir in evaporated milk, water and 1/3 cup bacon.
Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to
a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese and green onion.

Layer half of potatoes in ungreased 3-quart microwave-safe dish. Pour half
of sauce over potatoes. Top with remaining potatoes and sauce. Top with
remaining cheese and bacon.

Microwave uncovered on HIGH (100%) power for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.