Bacon Wrapped Potatoes make the best oven baked appetizers for your next party. They are a super popular side dish, coated in salty ranch dressing mix, that will be gobbled up one by one. But be careful- they fill you up so much and you can’t eat just one!!
One of the Best Party Appetizers
I love bacon. After I made bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos I knew I had to make something else just like them. I just love the way the bacon gets all crispy.
So then I decided to make some adorable bacon wrapped potatoes. And they taste just as amazing as they look.
Bacon Wrapped Potatoes
I made these baby potatoes with ranch sprinkle (a staple in our house for about everything!) but you could easily oven bake with Parmesan sprinkle, Greek herbs, or just about any other delicious seasoning that you love to mix up the flavors.
- 1/5 lbs small round potatoes
- 1 package, 16 oz, bacon
- 1 package, 1 oz, dry ranch seasoning
Chef Notes: My 1lb of bacon had 17 slices so you will be able to make 51 wrapped potatoes.
Bacon Wrapped Potatoes Recipe
Let’s get started on this super easy recipe!!
First, preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut each slice of bacon into thirds.
Wrap bacon around each potato, keeping the seams on the bottom and insert a toothpick into the potato and place onto the baking sheet.
Repeat until all bacon and potatoes are covered.
Sprinkle with ranch seasoning and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven, let set for 5 minutes and serve.
How many appetizers does this make?
This recipe makes about 50 little potatoes.
What type of potatoes is best?
The package of these potatoes said Little Charmers, Red Creamer Potatoes. They were in the produce section at the store. This bag is 3 pounds. You need about 1.5 lbs for this recipe.
If you can’t find that brand, you can also look for new potatoes. The most important thing is to find some really little potatoes. That way they fit on the toothpicks.
These turn out to be potato bites. If you want, you can use a different or larger potato and make bacon-wrapped potato wedges. Just cut the potatoes into small wedges.
What type of bacon is best?
This part is completely up to you. I prefer applewood smoked bacon. One thing you want to make sure is not to use thick slice. If you use normal sliced bacon, it will cook faster and crisp up better.
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes
You can also make this recipe with sweet potatoes. Since sweet potatoes are so much larger than these tiny new potatoes, you’ll have to cut them into small bite-sized pieces.
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Potatoes in the Air Fryer
I made mine in the oven. But you can definitely make bacon wrapped potatoes in the air fryer too. To do that, just follow the instructions up to the part where you put them in the oven.
Instead, lay them in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Then, air fry them at about 400 degrees for 10 minutes. If you want them crispier, put them in for an additional 3 minutes.
More Appetizer Recipes
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Optional Idea: You can also pour on 5 minute cheese sauce before serving!
Bacon Wrapped Potatoes Oven Baked
- 1/5 lbs small round potatoes
- 1 package 16 oz, bacon
- 1 package 1 oz, dry ranch seasoning
- Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut each slice of bacon into thirds.
- Wrap bacon around each potato, keeping the seams on the bottom and insert a toothpick into the potato and place onto the baking sheet.
- Repeat until all bacon and potatoes are covered.
- Sprinkle with ranch seasoning and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven, let set for 5 minutes and serve.
- Makes approximately 50 appetizers - at 2 a piece, is approximately servings for 20-25 people