Smoky Bacon-Wrapped Baby Potatoes Recipe

With a creamy and tender potato center, crisp and smoky bacon exterior, and a flavorful and spicy seasoning, these potato bites will disappear before your eyes.

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Morgan Eisenberg

Why It Works

  • The seasonings give the potatoes a spicy and smoky complexity.
  • The bacon and potatoes cook at the same speed in the oven, so there's no need to parcook anything.

Potatoes and bacon are a natural pair, the tender tuber providing the perfect foil to bacon's richness and smokiness. Here, small potatoes are tossed with a spicy and smoky seasoning mixture, wrapped in bacon, and roasted until the bacon is crisp and the potatoes are cooked through. The result is an appetizer that's better than the sum of its delicious parts.

Recipe Facts

Active: 70 mins
Total: 70 mins
Serves: 6 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 chipotle pepper from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo, minced, plus 1 tablespoon (15ml) adobo sauce

  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) vegetable or canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika

  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 24 baby potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds; 680g)

  • 12 strips bacon, halved crosswise

  • Chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

  • Two-Minute Aioli, to serve (see note)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. In a large plastic zipper-lock bag, mix together minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, garlic, oil, smoked paprika, brown sugar, dry mustard, and kosher salt. Add baby potatoes, seal bag, and shake, using your hands to work the seasoning mixture around the potatoes until evenly distributed and potatoes are fully coated. Pour coated potatoes onto prepared baking sheet.

  3. Wrap a half-strip of bacon around each baby potato and secure with toothpick. Space potatoes evenly across baking sheet. Bake until potatoes are tender and bacon has crisped, 50-60 minutes.

  4. Remove toothpicks, if desired. Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm with aioli on the side for dipping.

Special equipment

Rimmed baking sheet, Toothpicks

Notes

Serve the smoky bacon-wrapped potatoes with regular aioli, or if desired, add a chipotle pepper in adobo while preparing the aioli for extra heat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
463 Calories
35g Fat
28g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 463
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 597mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 785mg 17%
*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.)