Roasted Potatoes with Bacon

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I present to you: Ukrainian macarons. Ha ha. That’s what my husband calls these roasted potatoes. I like him. He makes me laugh ;). My Mom used to make these when we were growing up and I got to thinking about them this week. Actually I got to craving them ;).

My husband said they made these in Ukraine with a piece of salo in the center. I love the crisp salty skin, tender creamy center and that the whole potato is infused with bacon and buttery goodness as it roasts in the oven. This recipe is easy to assemble and makes an impressive side dish.

These baked potatoes have a crisp salty skin, creamy center are infused with bacon and buttery goodness... | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Bacon Roasted Potatoes:

12 small/medium (about 3 lbs) red or white potatoes, measuring 2 inches wide
1/4 cup olive oil (not extra virgin)
1 1/2 to 2 tsp salt (I used sea salt), or to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 strips bacon, cut into 2″ pieces
4 Tbsp salted butter (cut into 12 slices)
Parsley to garnish, optional

These baked potatoes have a crisp salty skin, creamy center are infused with bacon and buttery goodness... | natashaskitchen.com

Note: line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil for easier cleanup.

How to Make Bacon Roasted Potatoes:

Preheat Oven to 400˚F.
1. Wash and dry potatoes. Cut potatoes going almost all the way through; you still want your haves to be attached. You want them to lay sideways without falling over, so lay the potato down and cut parallel with the counter.

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2. Stuff a piece of bacon and a slice of butter into each potato. It works best to put the butter and bacon together and shove them into the potato at the same time. Brush potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Turn potatoes and oil, salt and pepper the second side.

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3. Place stuffed potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 400˚F for 30 min then flip them over with tongs and bake another 30 min or until easily pierced with a knife. Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley if desired.

These baked potatoes have a crisp salty skin, creamy center are infused with bacon and buttery goodness... | natashaskitchen.com

Enjoy them as you would macarons – savoring each bite! 🙂

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
These baked potatoes have a crisp salty skin, creamy center are infused with bacon and buttery goodness... | natashaskitchen.com
These baked potatoes have a crisp salty skin, tender creamy center and the whole potato is infused with bacon and buttery goodness as it roasts in the oven.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$8
Servings: 12 potatoes (6 servings)

Ingredients

  • 12 small/medium about 3 lbs red or white potatoes, measuring 2 inches wide
  • 1/4 cup olive oil not extra virgin
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tsp salt I used sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 strips bacon cut into 2" pieces
  • 4 Tbsp salted butter cut into 12 slices
  • Parsley to garnish optional

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry potatoes. Cut potatoes going almost all the way through; you still want your haves to be attached. You want them to lay sideways without falling over, so lay the potato down and cut parallel with the counter.
  2. Stuff a piece of bacon and a slice of butter into each potato. It works best to put the butter and bacon together and shove them into the potato at the same time. Brush potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Turn potatoes and oil, salt and pepper the second side.
  3. Bake at 400˚F for 30 min then flip them over with tongs and bake another 30 min or until easily pierced with a knife. Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley if desired.

Recipe Notes

Note: line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil for easier cleanup.

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These baked potatoes have a crisp salty skin, creamy center are infused with bacon and buttery goodness... | natashaskitchen.com

These baked potatoes have a crisp salty skin, creamy center are infused with bacon and buttery goodness... | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Gary
    October 10, 2018

    can I put chopped onion inside the potato? baked potato w/o nukeing 1st alway scares me because i’m using russett potato. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 10, 2018

      It always came out soft for us. I’d love to know how you like it with the onion inside! Reply

  • Laura
    September 22, 2018

    These look really good, but I don’t like soggy bacon. Does it get crispy? Or would it work to crisp it first and then add it after baking the potatoes? That seems hard. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 22, 2018

      Hi Laura, it was crispy when I made it. 🙂 But you sure can if you prefer it that way. Reply

  • Alina
    March 15, 2016

    Natasha! Ukrainian macaroons are amazing !!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 15, 2016

      Haha! Thanks Alina 🙂 Reply

  • Anatoly
    March 11, 2016

    This is crazy good! Thanks for ruining plain old roasted potatoes for me :o) I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back. I used bulgarian пушен врат (smoked pork shoulder) instead of bacon.

    Love the site. Keep them coming! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 11, 2016

      Ha ha, yeah, sorry about that. 😉 Thanks for the awesome review! 🙂 Reply

  • Natalie
    December 10, 2015

    Hi Natasha –
    Have a ?
    It is ok, if potatoes gonna touch each other?
    or need to be space between ?
    thanks a lot Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 10, 2015

      It’s best if they have a space in between for more even roasting. Reply

  • Maxim
    November 15, 2015

    это же картошка с салом, точно Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 15, 2015

      Pretty much! 🙂 Reply

  • Lora
    November 3, 2015

    Hey Natasha, I wanted to ask – can i use peeled potatoes?

    Thanks 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 3, 2015

      We have only tried with the skins on because we love the salty crisp skins but I think it would work to use peeled potatoes. Reply

  • Larisa
    July 20, 2015

    Natasha, hello!! Again, Another perfect and beautifully delicious party dish! I’m planning my daughter’s first birthday party menu and , as always, your website makes it sooo easy for me! I’m definitely making these for the party! Thanks! Hope there will be more park friendly recepies coming soon ! Thanks again! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 20, 2015

      Happy birthday to your daughter and I hope everyone would enjoy them as much as we did :). Reply

  • Sheri Neale
    July 15, 2015

    I cannot wait to make this. I do have a suggestion for you: I would place aluminum foil on your cookie sheet so it makes for easy clean up! I have learned this trick after many years of scrubbing my cookie sheets. Save time for your family 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 15, 2015

      That’s a great tip! Thank you Sheri! I love time savers 🙂 Reply

  • Anna
    July 15, 2015

    Delicious,I am totally making these soon!Can I use unsalted butter instead of salted? or is it going to make a big difference? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 15, 2015

      I usually use unsalted butter in all of my cooking but I felt like these needed the little bit of salt for flavoring the inside. You can sprinkle a little salt into the centers or directly onto your butter slice and get the same effect 🙂 Reply

  • Oksana
    July 15, 2015

    WOW! Such simple ingredients, this looks delish. Ahh, potatoes and butter…potatoes and bacon…..drool… When we get back from our vacation, I will have to give those a try. It’s like a potato/bacon burger, minus the bun ;-). This will be my main dish, I bet it will go great with a nice summer salad like the fresh cucumber, tomatoes and onion all from the garden. Can’t wait to impress my family. Thanks so much Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 15, 2015

      You are welcome Oksana, I know you’ll love it :)…reading your comment just made me hungry. Reply

  • Alaena
    July 13, 2015

    I’m curious – why not extra virgin olive oil? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 13, 2015

      Extra virgin olive oil doesn’t have a very high smoke point so it’s not recommended for higher heat methods. Reply

  • July 12, 2015

    Potatoes baked with bacon inside – delicious. I love baking sweet goodies but actually have more of a savoury palette and this recipe is ticking all the right boxes. Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 12, 2015

      Sammie, our taste buds must be related ;). I hope you’ll love these. Reply

  • I just want to sit down and eat this until I couldn’t anymore! This looks so yummy and also would be a great appetizer. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 12, 2015

      Yeah…. 🙂 Reply

  • Natalie
    July 11, 2015

    Haha, I like that! Savory macarons? 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 12, 2015

      That makes sense to me! Reply

  • Tania
    July 11, 2015

    Ukrainian macaroons! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2015

      Yes!! Lol Reply

  • Bacon makes everything better! I bet it is delicious with these potatoes! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 10, 2015

      Ha! It sure does! 🙂 This is a thick cut natural bacon from Costco that is leaner and soo soo good! Reply

  • tanya k
    July 10, 2015

    These are total comfort food…so simple and real ingredients. I really liked them. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 10, 2015

      Thanks Tanya! I’m glad you liked them. 🙂 Reply

    • July 13, 2015

      Me too. Ditto that. These were served as an appetizer by the caterers at our wedding and were the biggest hit ever!!!! Gobbled down by guests. Reply

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