Bacon Wrapped Potato Halves

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Bacon and potatoes have always held a special place in my heart, evoking memories of warm and comforting family meals.

Combining these two incredible ingredients creates a mouth-watering and satisfying dish.

From Loaded Baked Potato Soup to Twice Baked Potato Casserole, there’s an endless array of potato and bacon creations.

Today, I’m sharing my recipe, a simple yet delightful side dish that’s perfect for any occasion.


Bacon-wrapped dishes have been popular for centuries, with various cultures embracing this delicious cooking technique. The combination of potatoes and bacon is classic, and wrapping the potatoes in bacon adds a unique twist to a familiar favorite. With its roots in comfort food, this recipe has a universal appeal that transcends borders.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This recipe is a harmonious blend of simplicity, flavor, and texture. The infusion of bacon flavor into the potatoes, along with the crispiness of the bacon and the creaminess of the potatoes, creates a culinary experience that will tantalize your taste buds. Plus, this dish is easy to prepare, making it perfect for weeknight dinners or special occasions.


  • To ensure even cooking, try to use potatoes of similar size.
  • Add your favorite herbs, such as rosemary or thyme, to the seasonings for an extra flavor boost.
  • To avoid overcooking the bacon, make sure to keep an eye on it during the final minutes of baking.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the Bacon Wrapped Potato Halves as a side dish for grilled or roasted meats, like steak or chicken.
  • Pair with a crisp green salad and your favorite dressing for a lighter meal.
  • Add a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chives to the top of each potato half for an extra burst of flavor.


  • Swap red-skinned potatoes with russet or Yukon Gold potatoes for a slightly different texture.
  • Instead of bacon, use turkey bacon or prosciutto for a leaner option.
  • For a vegetarian version, try using thinly sliced zucchini.


  • Microwave-safe plate
  • Fork
  • Refrigerator
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Cookie sheet


Q: Can I prepare these in advance?

A: Yes, you can partially bake the potatoes, refrigerate them, and then finish baking with the bacon just before serving.

Bacon Wrapped Potato Halves

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Potato Halves


  • 4 -6 red skinned potatoes
  • Salt, pepper and paprika, to taste
  • 8 – 12 slices bacon


  • 10 Minutes Free: Wash potatoes. Poke several holes in each one with a fork. Place on a plate and microwave for 5-8 minutes, until just tender to the touch. Refrigerate until using.
  • 5 Minutes Free + 30 Minutes Bake Time: Cut partially baked potatoes in half lengthwise. Sprinkle each potato half generously with salt, pepper and paprika. Wrap a slice of bacon around each half. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until the bacon is browned and crispy.

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