Monday, August 9, 2010

Cheesy Bacon Potatoes

What's not to love about this?  Potatoes, cheese, and bacon.  More, please!  I had some red potatoes left from an earlier recipe, and I needed a good side dish for some of the biggest steaks I'd ever seen.  This fit the bill.  It couldn't be easier, and I already had everything at the house. 

When you saw this post, if one of your first thoughts was about fat and cholesterol, then just thank me for omitting the entire stick of butter that the original recipe called for.  See?  Now you can feel good about eating this. 

You're welcome.

Cheesy Bacon Potatoes

1.5-2 lbs red potatoes, washed and cut into small wedges
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
salt and pepper
olive oil

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease bottom and sides of a baking dish with cooking spray.  Place potatoes in dish, and drizzle with olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Cover with foil, and bake potatoes until tender, 45-60 minutes.  Remove foil and cover with cheese and bacon pieces.  Place back in oven until cheese is melted, 5-10 minutes. 

1 comment:

  1. I make these on the grill, YUM!! just spray foil with cooking spray then lay out some bacon strips put potatoes over the bacon season to taste put more bacon over the potatoes then wrap foil to cover the potatoes cook on grill about 40 minutes and when potatoes are tender add cheese to the top until melted. The grill makes these even better than the oven. enjoy