Bacon Wrapped Potatoes make the best oven baked appetizers for your next party.
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.
I am not sure I am proud of that, but the are just that good and I am sure you wont be disappointed!
Bacon Wrapped Potatoes
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!!
I made these baby potatoes with ranch sprinkle (a staple in our house for about everything!) but you could easily oven bake with a bit of Parmesan sprinkle, Greek herbs, or just about any other delicious seasoning that you love to mix up the flavors right on top of your potato.
Scroll to the bottom for a printable version of this post, including all measurements and instructions, so you can follow along in your kitchen without being on your phone.
Here is what you need to gather to get started:
- small round red or blush potatoes
- bacon – My 1lb of bacon had 17 slices so you will be able to make up to 51 wrapped potatoes by cutting into thirds.
- dry ranch seasoning (if you keep canned ranch seasoning in the house, just use enough to cover each potato)
- Toothpicks (optional)
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
Bacon Wrapped Potatoes Recipe
Let’s get started on this super easy recipe!!
Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
I personally love parchment paper for just about all oven baking because I hate when things stick to the pan!
Cut each slice of bacon into thirds. This makes the bacon short enough to wrap around the little potatoes end to end.
Wrap bacon around each potato, keeping the seams on the bottom.
If you like, you can insert a toothpick into the potato to prevent the bacon from slipping and place onto the baking sheet.
Toothpicks are totally optional but if you are serving this bacon and potato recipe as an appetizer, it makes it easy for people to grab one off the plate as well.
Repeat until all bacon and potatoes are covered.
Sprinkle the tops of each potato with ranch seasoning and bake for 30 minutes, until potatoes cut through easily.
Remove from oven, let set for 5 minutes and serve.
How many appetizers does this make?
This recipe is super easy to adapt. Just buy as many red potatoes as you want to serve and they usually come in 1 – 5 pound bags of baby potatoes. Just make sure you have enough bacon to wrap each one.
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.
The bag in the pictures has 3 pounds. You need about 1.5 lbs for this recipe if you are just serving for your family.
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 cook well within in the 30 minutes.
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. Thick slice may result in less crunchy bacon.
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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
Looking for more crowd-pleasing party food?
Try these appetizers too!
- Candied Pecans
- Wonton Jalapeno Poppers
- Texas Cheese Fries
Optional Idea: You can also pour on 5 minute cheese sauce before serving!
Bacon Wrapped Potatoes Oven Baked
- 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. Place on baking sheet.
- If needed or serving at a party, you can insert a toothpick into the potato and place onto the baking sheet.
- Repeat until all bacon and potatoes are covered.
- Sprinkle tops of potatoes with ranch seasoning and bake for 30 minutes, or until your baby potatoes cut through easily.
- Remove from oven, let set for 5 minutes to cook a little (They get super hot!) and serve.
- Recipe easily adaptable by adjusting how many potatoes you need for your side dish or appetizer