Bacon Roasted Potatoes

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Cheese, bacon, and potatoes are side dish perfection. Make extra because these bacon roasted potatoes will go fast!

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Bacon Roasted Potatoes

Oven roasted potatoes are the easiest and tastiest side dish we make all the time. While I usually use whatever potatoes are in the pantry. In doing that I have discovered there are differences but no doubt my crew will eat them all.

For a super crispy crust yet fluffy mild center, russets are best. They tend to stay the crispest after roasting. Which is amazing for loading up with cheese and bacon.

Yukon Golds are flavorful creamy potatoes that have a lower starch content and will crisp up but the exterior softens quickly after removing from the oven.

Red potatoes are great because of their thin skins. I really don’t bother peeling them and they roast up nice, dark and crunchy but they get soft and tender after roasting.

For the cheese lovers, I’ve been making these Cheesy Bacon Potatoes (with three times the cheese!) for more years now than I can remember and it really doesn’t matter which potatoes you use. They turn out perfectly every time.

Bacon Roasted Potatoes

For ease of preparation though my favorite is the baby potatoes. They are easy to wash and cut in half for evenly sized pieces, perfect for oven roasting.

Mexican cheese blend is perfect for melting on potatoes. I have gotten the question before about using the Mexican cheese blend and whether it is spicy. The answer is no. Mexican blend is referring to a blend of cheeses that melt easily and are nice and creamy.

When I make bacon roasted potatoes the hardest part is timing them to come out of the oven at the same time everything else is ready. If they come out too soon I sneak so many off the pan that I end up too full for dinner.

cheese topped potatoes with bacon crumbles

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place the bacon grease on a large metal sheet pan and pop it in the oven for a moment, just to melt it to liquid if needed. Add the potatoes to the sheet pan. Toss to coat thoroughly and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Spread the potatoes across the baking sheet. Roast for 40 minutes, remove from the oven and stir. Sprinkle with cheese and crumbled bacon.
  3. Roast an additional 3-5 minutes just to melt the cheese. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with parsley before serving.
potatoes with cheese and bacon sprinkled with parsley

Potato Recipes

Fluffy on the inside with a deliciously crisp exterior, roasted baby potatoes make for an easy dinner dish. Seasoned simply or tossed with every herb in the kitchen, roasted potatoes work perfectly with any meal.

Wonderfully simple, creamed peas and potatoes is a delicious side dish that is easy to make. The tender pop of English peas adds a wonderful texture to the softness of baby potatoes in this recipe.

Bite-size chunks of potato, kielbasa, and broccoli are roasted together for a super easy sheet pan meal that the whole family loves.

Garlic parmesan roasted potatoes are crispy, salty, garlicky potato perfection that we enjoy quite often for dinner.

potatoes with cheese and bacon sprinkled with parsley

Bacon Roasted Potatoes

Cheese, bacon, and potatoes are side dish perfection. Make extra because these bacon roasted potatoes will go fast!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 2 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons reserved bacon grease
  • 2 pounds potatoes chopped bite size (about 4 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper adjust to taste
  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or plain cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Italian parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place the bacon grease on a large metal sheet pan and pop it in the oven for a moment, just to melt it to liquid if needed. Add the potatoes to the sheet pan. Toss to coat thoroughly and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  • Spread the potatoes across the baking sheet. Roast for 40 minutes, remove from the oven and stir. Sprinkle with cheese and crumbled bacon.
  • Roast an additional 3-5 minutes just to melt the cheese. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Notes

Feel free to swap sliced green onions for the parsley in this recipe. Either one will work nicely to brighten the flavors.

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcal · Carbohydrates: 26g · Protein: 3g · Fat: 5g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 3g · Sodium: 9mg · Potassium: 637mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 1g · Vitamin A: 3IU · Vitamin C: 30mg · Calcium: 18mg · Iron: 1mg
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