Introducing my Cheesy Roasted Potatoes with Bacon. It is a showstopper because of its rich flavors.
I made sure not to spare on taste; you’ll notice by my choice to cook the potatoes in the reserved bacon drippings.
This is definitely not necessary, but it sure does add a new depth of flavor that I’m not complaining about. And if there is any time of the year when I choose to indulge, it is definitely turkey day.
To upgrade this side dish, a dollop of sour cream would be absolutely wonderful. Likewise, you can select a premium cut of bacon that is encrusted in coarse black pepper.
There are also options for hickory-smoked and apple wood that may strike your fancy. Feel free to explore and try different variations as this potato side is super versatile.
For the cheese, I chose sharp cheddar cheese, but you can opt for Parmesan or any cheese you like.
Just look at the above golden-hued perfectly roasted mini potatoes, the melted shredded cheese, and then the crispy bacon bits…don’t you wish that Thanksgiving come sooner already?!
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Cheesy Roasted Potatoes with Bacon Recipe
Cheesy Roasted Potatoes with Bacon – mini golden potatoes roasted with garlic, cheddar cheese and bacon. An amazing side dish for Thanksgiving | rasamalaysia.com
- 3 slices thick-cut bacon diced
- 1 24- ounce 680 g bag mini gold potatoes, cut into halves
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- Salt to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 2 stalks green onion chopped
- 1 cup 150 g sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Heat a pan on medium-high heat. Cook the bacon until crisp. Transfer the bacon, using a slotted spoon, to a paper-lined plate.
Reduce the heat to medium. Add the potatoes and garlic in the same pan used to cook the bacon. Season with salt and pepper and cover with the lid to cook for approximately 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden and tender. Stir every few minutes to evenly cook.
Transfer the potatoes to a bowl, along with the bacon, green onions and cheese. Mix together, and serve immediately.
Chives can be used in place of green onions. You can also use extra cheese for a more decadent dish.
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