Individual Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon & Jalapeno

by Erin

These individual scalloped potatoes with bacon, jalapeno, and cheddar cheese are made easy in a cupcake pan. Serve with your favorite BBQ or grilled meats.

Individual Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon & Jalapeno.

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Last week I posted Barefoot Contessa’s foolproof ribs and a few of you managed to drift your eyes off the picture of the ribs and into the background where little stacks of potatoes were displayed. After being told more than once that you needed to know what they were, I rescheduled my original post today in order to give you what you really want – scalloped potatoes with bacon and jalapeno! But not just any old scalloped potatoes, they are individualized and then some. Let me explain…

Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon in a Cupcake Pan.

Sometimes you cannot hold back and you just have to go for it. These easy scalloped potatoes are an example of a lack of such restraint. Cheesy scalloped potatoes are already pretty awesome but why not add some bacon? Bacon goes great with cheese, after all. And heck, why not some jalapeno? Yea that happened and it was spectacular.

Individual Scalloped Potatoes with Ribs and Cornbread.

These little stacks of scalloped potato with bacon are also presented in a fun way by being cooked in a cupcake pan, forming individual portions. But don’t let that fool you into thinking these are portion controlled. If anything they are much too easy to eat, so you can go ahead and eat 2 or 3 or 6 – I won’t tell. Just save some room on your plate for some delicious corn spoon bread, too.

Individual Scalloped Potatoes

Post updated 6/27/2024, photo above is the original.

Two years ago: Sourdough Starter

Individual Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon & Jalapeno.


Yield: 6 Servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 3 large but slender russet potatoes (no wider than the cavities of a cupcake pan)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 Tbsp heavy cream, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat each cavity of a cupcake pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Pierce potatoes with fork, wrap in damp paper town and microwave for 10 minutes. Potatoes should be still be firm. Set aside and let cool till they can be handled, then cut each potato into 12 even slices – about 1/4-inch depending on the length of the potato.
  3. Place a slice of potato into each cavity, followed by a pinch of salt and pepper, then cheese, bacon and jalapeno. Repeat layers two more times for a total of three.
  4. Top each stack with a 1/2 Tbsp slice of butter and drizzle each with 1 tsp of heavy cream.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and potatoes brown.

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Source: Adapted from The Noshery.

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[…] the side, I served these ribs with scalloped potatoes with bacon & jalapeno and a Ranch version of corn spoon bread. But you could serve it up with whatever your favorite […]

Nadia Raafat September 25, 2014 - 1:34 pm

I Added one egg to the cream . this recipe is a keeper.

Ann @ PersnicketyBiscuit August 13, 2013 - 3:18 pm

I love scalloped potatoes and these individual ones look superb!

Tracey August 4, 2013 - 5:48 pm

Oh my word, cheesy bacon-y carb goodness!! I’ve never seen a cute mini version of scalloped potatoes – genius!

Zainab| Blahnik Baker August 3, 2013 - 12:26 am

OoooHhhh great idea! Looks like you want me to introduce my cupcakes pans to cheese….I can’t object :O

kita August 2, 2013 - 8:56 am

Thats what Im talking about! I know Josh will love this as a side (something I often forget to include with dinner)

Angie | Big Bear's Wife August 1, 2013 - 12:40 pm

That will be a side dish this weekend!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) August 1, 2013 - 9:05 am

numnumnum potatooooes

Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake August 1, 2013 - 9:00 am

What a fantastic idea to cook these potato stacks in cupcake pans! And I love that you added bacon, looks wonderful!


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