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Bacon Wrapped Potatoes

Seasoned, perfectly cooked baby potatoes wrapped in thick crispy bacon and served with a homemade sour cream and onion dip!

A DELICIOUSLY EASY APPETIZER

I’ve said it before, but it bears saying again: potatoes are my favorite veggie. They are affordable and you can do so much with them! This time we are turning them into a delicious appetizer that is bursting with flavor!

three bacon wrapped potatoes on a small white appetizer plate.

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS APPETIZER:

  • You want to cut the bacon to fit the potatoes. Some potatoes are bigger than others so just make sure you are cutting the bacon to be able to wrap around the potatoes but not overlap.
  • If you don’t have thick cut bacon, you can use regular.
three bacon wrapped potatoes with toothpicks on a white plate in front of a tray holding several more bacon wrapped potatoes.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • baby potatoes
  • thick cut bacon
  • olive oil
  • garlic and herb seasoning (I use Mrs. Dash seasoning)
  • kosher salt & fresh black pepper, to taste
  • sour cream
  • sliced green onions
baby potatoes, thick cut bacon, olive oil, garlic and herb seasoning, kosher salt and fresh black pepper, sour cream, green onions.

HOW TO MAKE BACON WRAPPED POTATOES:

Get a pot of water boiling on the stove. Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Place parchment paper on a large baking sheet. Once water begins boiling, liberally salt the water.

Then add the baby potatoes to the boiling water. Parboil for 3-4 minutes. We don’t want to cook them all the way – just soften them up a bit.

Slice the bacon while you’re waiting for the potatoes.

thick sliced bacon that has been sliced into thirds on a plate.

Turn off the heat, then drain the potatoes well and allow to cool for a few minutes before handling.

draining baby potatoes in a colander.

Place them back into the pot and pour olive oil over the warm potatoes. Stir well.

pouring olive oil over cooked baby potatoes in a pot.

Then sprinkle garlic & herb seasoning over the potatoes and stir again.

garlic and herb seasoning sprinkled over cooked potatoes in a pot.

Make sure they are cool enough to handle. Then begin wrapping slices of bacon around the potatoes. Stick a toothpick through the bacon and potato to hold it all in place while baking. Then place on baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the potatoes. Now, season the tops of all the potatoes with a bit of salt and pepper.

bacon wrapped baby potatoes secured with toothpicks on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Pop the baking tray into the oven and cook for about 20-25 minutes. You want the bacon crispy and the potatoes should be fork tender.

fully cooked bacon wrapped potatoes on a baking sheet.

While waiting for the potatoes to cook, you can whip up the sour cream and onion dip. Combine 1 cup sour cream with 1/3 cup sliced green onions. Stir well.

sour cream and sliced green onions in a white bowl with salt and pepper on the side.

Serve the sour cream dip with a spoon so guests can help themselves. For an extra bit of color, sprinkle the tops of the potatoes with a bit of dried parsley before serving.

a white tray with bacon wrapped potatoes that have toothpicks in them.

This recipe will serve 8-10 (depending how hungry everyone is).

a hand dipping a bacon wrapped tomato into sour cream and green onion dip.

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Bacon Wrapped Potatoes appetizer recipe

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes

Seasoned, perfectly cooked baby potatoes wrapped in thick crispy bacon and served with a homemade sour cream and onion dip!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds baby potatoes
  • ½ pound thick-sliced bacon, sliced into thirds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic and herb seasoning (I use Mrs. Dash seasoning)
  • kosher salt and fresh black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • cup sliced green onions
  • dried parsley flakes (optional)

Instructions

  • Get a pot of water boiling on the stove. Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  • Place parchment paper on a large baking sheet.
  • Once water begins boiling, liberally salt the water.
  • Then add the baby potatoes to the boiling water. Parboil for 3-4 minutes. We don't want to cook them all the way – just soften them up a bit.
  • Slice the bacon into thirds while you're waiting for the potatoes.
  • Turn off the heat, then drain the potatoes well and allow to cool for a few minutes before handling.
  • Place them back into the pot and pour olive oil over the warm potatoes. Stir well.
  • Then sprinkle garlic and herb seasoning over the potatoes and stir again.
  • Make sure they are cool enough to handle. Then begin wrapping the slices of bacon over the potatoes.
  • Stick a toothpick through the bacon and potato to hold it all in place while baking. Then place on baking sheet.
  • Continue with the rest of the potatoes. Season the tops of all the potatoes with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Pop the baking tray into the oven and cook for about 20-25 minutes.
  • You want the bacon crispy and the potatoes should be fork tender.
  • Combine sour cream and sliced green onion and serve as a dip for the potatoes!
  • For a pop of color, sprinkle the tops of the potatoes with dried parsley (optional)

Notes

  • If you’re potatoes are on the smaller side, you can cut the bacon into smaller pieces to make them fit. 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Sodium: 173mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally published: August 2015
Updated and republished: October 2021

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