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Potato and Bacon Foil Packets

Flavor-packed potato bites with bacon crumbles baked (or grilled) to absolute perfection with zero clean-up! How easy!

Potato and Bacon Foil Packets - Flavor-packed potato bites with bacon crumbles baked (or grilled) to absolute perfection with zero clean-up! How easy!

With the summer here, I have been obsessed with foil packet recipes. They’re quick, they’re easy, and there’s pretty much zero clean-up. It’s win, win and win.

Potato and Bacon Foil Packets - Flavor-packed potato bites with bacon crumbles baked (or grilled) to absolute perfection with zero clean-up! How easy!

Now I do have two other potatoes in foil-type recipes but I just had to create another recipe using bacon because we all know that bacon makes everything better, right?

Potato and Bacon Foil Packets - Flavor-packed potato bites with bacon crumbles baked (or grilled) to absolute perfection with zero clean-up! How easy!

Not only that, these bad boys are tossed in cajun seasoning (a homemade seasoning recipe will be coming soon!), fresh garlic and chopped shallots, loaded with so much flavor. And with the crips bacon bits, you may just want to skip over the main dish and have this for dinner instead!

Potato and Bacon Foil Packets

Flavor-packed potato bites with bacon crumbles baked (or grilled) to absolute perfection with zero clean-up! How easy!

10 minutes30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds baby red potatoes, halved
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain excess fat, reserving 1 tablespoon.
  3. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, potatoes, shallot, garlic, cajun seasoning, bacon and reserved bacon fat; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Cut six sheets of foil, about 12-inches long. Divide potato mixture into 6 equal portions, about 1 cup per foil packet, and add to the center of each foil in a single layer.
  5. Fold up all 4 sides of each foil packet. Fold the sides of the foil over the potatoes, covering completely and sealing the packets closed.
  6. Place foil packets in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until tender, about 15-20 minutes.*
  7. OPTIONAL: Preheat oven to broil. Open the packets and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until caramelized and slightly charred.
  8. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Notes:

*Cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the potatoes.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 202.3 Calories from Fat 90.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.1g 16%
Saturated Fat 2.4g 12%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5.2mg 2%
Sodium 522.3mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 25.6g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Sugars 1.5g
Protein 3.1g 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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10 comments

  1. Oh my this is the perfect potato side dish. LOVE it!
    We are into garlic so will double that one!
    Thank you!

  2. Hi there,
    Are these foil packets able to be frozen?

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

  3. Cooked for the 1st time this morning. My guest (2) loved it. So much so, one asked for more. Oppps, i reduced potato by half. I didnt add bacon, only because i placed potato in foil then remembered i didnt add bacon. I also didnt broil until they were golden, guest was hungry. Nonetheless, their plates were clean.

  4. I made these using seasoned salt and the bacon. I didn’t use the garlic or scallion due to my husband not liking them. The seasoned salt has onion salt in it so you still get some of the taste. He just doesn’t realize that. They still have a good taste, and I liked mine with a dab of sour cream and chives.

  5. Made this tonight for my picky 8 year old.. it was a hit. I probably won’t do it with garlic or shallot again. The cajun season I brought will work fine alone.

  6. I think I followed the directions exactly but my potatoes didn’t brown very much and I baked even longer. What did I do wrong? They look like boiled potatoes.

    • Renee, there is an optional step to broil the packets to add a little bit of color if you prefer.

      OPTIONAL: Preheat oven to broil. Open the packets and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until caramelized and slightly charred.

  7. Yummy! I think I might try this tonight! Pinned.

  8. Looks divine – sounds like the perfect “something-different” accompaniment for this summer’s BBQ’s!