Roasted Potatoes With Bacon

Roasted potatoes with bacon
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 62 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
207 Calories
6g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 5g
Calcium 31mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cooked, crumbled bacon adds flavor to these fabulous roasted potatoes. The potatoes are roasted to perfection with bacon and onions, along with thyme and a small amount of olive oil.

These roasted potatoes are easy to prepare and cook, and they are an excellent side dish to serve with just about any meal. 


  • 6 strips bacon
  • 2 1/2 pounds potatoes (red, gold, or round white)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Put the bacon in a large skillet, and place the pan over medium-low heat. When the bacon pieces begin to brown, loosen and turn them over. Turn several times, as needed, until the bacon is browned.

  3. Remove the bacon to paper towels to drain. Crumble or dice the cooked and drained bacon. Set aside. 

  4. Line a large jelly roll pan or roasting pan with foil, and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  5. Scrub the potatoes, and peel if desired. Cut the potatoes into 1-inch pieces.

  6. Peel the onion, quarter, and slice thinly.

  7. In a large bowl combine the potatoes with the cooked crumbled bacon, sliced onion, vegetable oil or olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme. Toss to coat the potatoes.

  8. Spread the potatoes in the prepared baking sheet, and bake, turning occasionally, for 50 to 60 minutes, or until fork tender and browned.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • Add 1 clove of minced garlic to the potatoes along with the onion and oil.
  • Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings to the potatoes in addition to the vegetable oil.