These amazing rosemary bacon roasted potatoes are amazing. Yes. It’s a weird sentence until you try this recipe, then you will be “all knowing”. You will fully understand why these bacon roasted potatoes are… Seriously….. Amazing. If you like potatoes – you will want this potato recipe to be your best friend. They might even change your life. Ok.. you’re culinary life at least. 🙂
If you’re Canadian, you know we are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend. (Happy Thanksgiving everyone in Canada!!!!!)
We celebrate a month before the United States does. I’m not sure why, but we do. These potatoes would be incredible for the thankful table! Heck, they’d be ideal for ANY celebration. Birthdays, anniversaries, teaching the dog to sit,.. etc. ANY event worth celebrating, big or small, these potatoes would fit perfectly on the table.
I should caution you though. If you are Canadian, you also know that we produce some spectacular spuds here. All types and varieties, Canada pretty much kicks butt in the growing arena. Pair our incredible home-grown potatoes with a bit of bacon, and some earthy herbs and you simply, truly, cannot go wrong with this recipe. I’d go as far as saying that it might even give the turkey or ham a run for its money on being the showstopper of the meal. Yep.. I said it.
In fact, potatoes often can be their own main attraction for meals! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with dressing up even a plain baked potato and making it the star of the dinner. Just imagine, a plain, baked potato – what could you dress it up with?
– butter, sour cream, chives
– cream and dill
– broccoli and cheddar
– pulled pork and bbq sauce
Those are just a FEW ideas of things to do with a regular plain potato. But hey, just remember to make these potatoes first! LOL
Please don’t go through the bother of peeling the potatoes. You remove so much of the goodness of the spud if you peel it, and keeping the skins on accentuate the texture after they’re cooked!! Let them keep their little jackets on and hear me when I say the reward will come when you taste it. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, buttery, smoky-salty flavors from the bacon, herby and garlicy………………. oh Lord. It’s crazy o’clock in the morning as I write this, and I could seriously go for a bowl of these for breakfast. And actually, why not? What an incredible idea!!!!! Double this recipe and make enough to serve to your family, fried for breakfast, with a dollop of sour cream or so.. served next to some eggs!!!!!!!!!
Actually, I could cry a tiny bit because I didn’t make more for leftovers. Next time, I will be DOUBLING THIS RECIPE!!
I used new baby potatoes with this dish but honestly, you could use ANY variety. If it’s a potato, use it! Mix varieties if you want! Be a rebel!! Just don’t skimp on the bacon. The bacon in this dish loves up the potato in ways that the human mind cannot comprehend. LOL. Make these rosemary bacon roasted potatoes and you’ll see. Trust me…….. just make them. Then shoot me a message letting me know how amazing you think these potatoes are too!
- 2lb baby potatoes cut into bite size pieces (you can use ANY potato you have on hand though)
- 5 - 6 slices of cooked bacon
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- 2 tsp rosemary, dried or a few sprigs fresh
- 1 tsp chicken boullion (powder) *optional
- 2 - 3 tbsp butter
- as desired, pepper
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients together and mix well so that all the potatoes are completely covered with the seasonings
- Place in to a shallow baking dish (I used a pie plate)
- Bake in the oven at 375 for 30 - 35 minutes or until the potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft in the inside
- Remove from the oven and with a potato masher, squash the potatoes a bit to roughen them up
- Drizzle the butter over the top, toss, and bake them for another 5 minutes