Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.

Who doesn’t love a big ole bowl of cheesy, delicious scalloped potatoes? The Char-Broil Big Easy is famous for cooking chicken and turkey, but it’s also great for making fantastic side dishes such as these potatoes. They really take no time at all to prepare. The potatoes are tender. The sauce is creamy. And oh, cheese! Glorious cheese! The best part!

Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Cooking sliced potatoes in the Char-Broil Big Easy ensures that they all cook evenly and are done at the same time. Whole potatoes can be a chore to cook. Not these scalloped potatoes. Each bite comes out perfect, with a little sauce and a little cheese. We made these potatoes a few nights last week. And leftovers are great, too! You can re-heat them in the Big Easy (you might add a bit more cream if they have gotten a bit thick) or the microwave.

I highly recommend that you get a bunk bed basket or two for cooking on your Big Easy. It more than doubles your cook space and makes getting things in and out much easier.

Also try my garlic potatoes made on the Char-Broil Big Easy.

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Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Cooking sliced potatoes in the Char-Broil Big Easy ensures that they all cook evenly and are done at the same time.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, cheesy, potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 437kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream plus more, if needed
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ pounds Idaho potatoes scrubbed clean, peeled
  • 4 ounces Cheddar cheese grated, divided

Instructions

  • Cut the potatoes into 1/4″ slices
  • Bring to cream to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Season with salt and pepper and stir.
  • Add the potatoes. Add more cream if the potatoes aren’t covered.
  • Lower heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are just becoming tender. This will take 10-12 minutes. If the potatoes stick to each other you can break them apart with a fork but be careful to not poke or break the potatoes.
  • Remove potatoes from the heat.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Spoon 1/3 of the potatoes into the pan. Also get some of the cream. Spread the potatoes out evenly.
  • Sprinkle the potatoes evenly with 1/3rd of the cheese.
  • Add another 1/3 of the potatoes and some of the cream, topped with another 1/3rd of the cheese.
  • Finish up with the last of the potatoes, cream and cheese.
  • Transfer the pan to the Big Easy. I recommend using a Bunk Bed basket because it’s easier to get in/out of the Big Easy and it provides support to the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook for 30-45 minutes or until the cheese is starting to bubble and the tops of the potatoes start to turn golden brown.
  • Carefully remove the pan from the Big Easy. If using a Bunk Bed basket remove just the basket.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1358IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Bang Bang Cauliflower on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Since I picked up a cooking rack for my Char-Broil Big Easy I’ve been able to cook all sorts of dishes that I used to have to reserve for indoor cooking. I love being able to cook an entire meal outdoors, and that means sides too. And not just your usual outdoor sides like corn-on-the-cob, or grilled veggies. This bang bang cauliflower on the Char-Broil Big Easy cooks up in less than 40 minutes. The breading gives the florets just a bit of crunch. And the dipping sauce? Fantastic. Creamy, with just a hint of a spicy kick.

Bang Bang Cauliflower on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Disappears Like… Well, Popcorn!


Depending on conditions, you may have to rotate the pans in the Big Easy as the cauliflower cooks so that each one cooks evenly. If you don’t have a cooking rack you can use the Bunk Bed Basket from Char-Broil, but you won’t be able to cook quite as much cauliflower at once. Whatever you do, do not over-crowd the florets or they will not cook completely. You want your bang bang cauliflower on the Char-Broil Big Easy done!

Love your Big Easy as much I love mine? Check out my Big Easy Add-Ons page and my free Big Easy eCookbook!

Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.

Bang Bang Cauliflower on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Bang Bang Cauliflower on the Char-Broil Big Easy

 This bang bang cauliflower dish cooks up in less than 40 minutes. The breading gives the florets just a bit of crunch. And the dipping sauce? Fantastic. Creamy, with just a hint of a spicy kick.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, cauliflower, Char-Broil
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 431kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower cut into bite-sized florets
  • 3 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • parsley chopped, for garnish (optional)

For the dipping sauce

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Combine bread crumbs and salt in a pie plate.
  • Place eggs into another pie plate.
  • Working in batches, roll cauliflower florets in the egg. Shake off excess then roll in the bread crumbs. Transfer to the pie pans for the Big Easy.
  • Cook in the Big Easy for 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on the pans on the lower levels as they may brown quicker. I had to rotate my trays after 15 minutes to get nice even cooking.
  • Remove and let cool slightly before garnishing and serving with the dipping sauce.

For the dipping sauce

  • Whisk together all ingredients.

Notes

The best way to cook the cauliflower is to use a Big Easy Cooking Rack. Replace the racks with 9″ pie pans, or wrap the racks in foil.

Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1118mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots on the Char-Broil Big Easy

My goodness. I’ve made bacon-wrapped tater tots before, but I had no idea how easy and great they’d be when made on the Char-Broil Big Easy. Crunchy bacon. Cheese. Brown sugar. Spicy rub. You don’t nibble these bacon-wrapped tater tots. You pop them in your mouth and close your eyes, bite down and start moaning in tasty pleasure. They’re just amazingly good.

Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Eat ‘Em Like Popcorn

I thought about serving these Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots on the Char-Broil Big Easy with some sort of dipping sauce. BBQ sauce. Or maybe mustard. Or Sriracha. But no, I wised up and served them hot off the cooker, as-is. They don’t need anything else on them at all. Make yourself a batch and you’ll see exactly what I mean. If you prefer a little kick, also try my bacon jalapeno tater tots.

A Big Easy Basket Makes It Easier

You’ll need the Big Easy basket that comes with the Big Easy and the add-on bunk bed basket. It doubles the amount of cooking space in your Big Easy. For even more room, check out my Wingin’ator 3000 modification.

Love your Big Easy as much I love mine? Check out my Big Easy Add-Ons page and my free Big Easy eCookbook!

Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.

Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You don’t nibble these bacon-wrapped tater tots. You pop them in your mouth and close your eyes, bite down and start moaning in tasty pleasure. They’re just amazingly good.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, Big Easy, Char-Broil, tater tots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 tots
Calories 48kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 20 tater tots frozen, defrosted (You can fit 20 or so on a Big Easy with the bunk bed basket)
  • 7 slices bacon 1 piece for every 3 tater tots
  • brown sugar
  • extra sharp cheddar cheese finely shredded
  • your favorite BBQ rub

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy
  • Cut the bacon into 3rds and lay out on a flat surface.
  • Sprinkle the bacon with just a bit of brown sugar and cheese.
  • Place the tots on the bacon and roll them up.
  • Sprinkle the bacon-wrapped tots with the rub and place seam-side down in the Big Easy basket.
  • Lower the basket into the Big Easy and cook for 20-30 minutes or until the bacon has started to crisp (it’ll crisp up further as it cools). Note that the tots on top in the bunk bed will tend to cook sooner, so keep an eye on them.
  • Serve and devour!

Nutrition

Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.