Roasted Potatoes with Bacon

Joy Hall


This is one of those dishes that are made phenomenal by using cast iron. I make this frequently every winter and find it is awesome for any meal. You will find that amounts will need to be adjusted as the size of the skillet and potatoes changes. We add variations all the time, jalapeños, onions, sweet peppers, to name a few. We also change up the spices, chili powder, seasoned salt, rosemary, basil.
My thanks to Jeff Rogers for taking great photos and his tweaks for this recipe.

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These potatoes are easy and delicious. A great potato recipe for a weekend brunch or as a side dish with dinner. The bacon crisps up to perfection. I love that you can tailor the recipe to suit your taste buds. I can't wait to try this again with other spices. So good! The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
45 Min


  • 1
    well seasoned cast iron skillet
  • 3
    potatoes, new red, sliced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 2 slice
    bacon, uncooked, chopped
  • 3 dash(es)
    of salt, paprika, granulated garlic, granulated onion and black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, melted

How to Make Roasted Potatoes with Bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a well-seasoned cast iron skillet with oil.
  2. Arrange sliced potatoes in a spiral in the skillet.
  3. Spread chopped garlic on potato. Season with salt, black pepper, granulated garlic and onion (if desired), and paprika.
  4. Chop raw bacon and place on top and in between the potatoes. As this dish cooks, the bacon will become crispy, the fat will baste the potatoes.
  5. Put skillet in the oven, cook for 45 minutes.
  6. After 45 minutes, remove the skillet and pour a little melted butter over the potatoes.
  7. Put skillet back in the oven and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, and sour cream.

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About Roasted Potatoes with Bacon

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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