Oven Baked Potatoes With Bacon

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The only thing better than perfect oven baked potatoes is when they’re served alongside crispy bacon. This oven roasted potatoes recipe is great as a side dish or it will make your morning when served with eggs.Oven baked potatoes and bacon.

Today I’m sharing an oven roasted potatoes recipe that makes my mornings ten times easier. I love to do this for my son from time to time. Using just one pan, it’s a handy dandy, fuss-free way to cook bacon and fry potatoes at the same time. And I don’t know about you but I need more handy dandy and fuss-free things in my life! 

I love that I don’t have to stand over a skillet to cook this dish. Plus, both the oven baked potatoes and bacon are done at the same time. The crispy roasted potatoes cook up wonderfully flavorful because as the bacon cooks, it provides the oil for the potatoes to fry in. We all know how much I love to cook with bacon grease!

You also only need four ingredients for this oven roasted potatoes recipe: bacon, potatoes, salt, and pepper. In just 30 minutes, you’ll have perfect roast potatoes (crispy potato on the outside, soft on the inside) and a batch of crispy bacon.

While this is great in the morning with a side of eggs, it also makes the perfect side dish. I’ve included some serving suggestions below, but it’s the perfect accompaniment to main meals like roasted chicken, steak, or turkey breast. Yep, it would also be such a yummy side dish to enjoy these holidays!

Now, let me show you an easy peasy way to make some bacon and potatoes!

Recipe Ingredients for oven baked potatoes and bacon.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Bacon
  • Kosher salt (or sea salt, just not table salt)
  • Pepper
  • 2 large baking potatoes, or 4 small-medium ones

Place cut potatoes and strips of bacon on baking tray.

Chop your potatoes into large chunks.

Arrange your bacon slices on the outside of the pan and potatoes on the inside.

Sprinkle a little kosher salt and pepper on potatoes and give them a stir.

Place this in a 400-degree oven and bake for about 30 minutes, stirring the roasting potatoes every 10 minutes or so and flipping the bacon.

Oven roasted potatoes and bacon.

Once done, remove to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any grease and ensure you get that delicious crispy skin and serve! Enjoy your perfect baked potato and bacon dish!


You can store leftover baked potatoes and bacon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. When it’s time, reheat your bacon and potatoes quickly in a skillet or in the air fryer to make them nice and crispy again.

Recipe Notes

  • You can also add 1 medium onion (cut into quarters) to your baking dish.
  • Looking for more flavor? Toss the potatoes in 1 clove of minced garlic (or a teaspoon of garlic powder), a teaspoon of thyme, a teaspoon of Italian seasoning, or a teaspoon of rosemary before adding to the baking dish.
  • In the last 15 minutes of cooking, sprinkle your oven baked potatoes with parmesan cheese or shredded cheddar cheese.
  • As a side, serve your delicious baked potato and bacon dish with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chives, chopped green onion, or chopped parsley.
  • I personally used turkey bacon, but you can use whichever type of bacon you prefer. You just need to ensure you grease your baking tray beforehand; either with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil.
  • It’s totally up to personal preference whether you peel your potatoes or leave them with the skin on. 

Recipe FAQs

What are the best potatoes to use?

I recommend using Yukon gold potatoes for this crispy oven roasted potatoes recipe. You could also use small white or red potatoes if you like.

Check out these other perfect potato recipes:

Loaded Potato Soup Recipe

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

Fried Potatoes Recipe

Loaded Twice Baked Potato Recipe – Freezer Friendly!

Homemade Mashed Potato With Evaporated Milk

Garlic Mozzarella Mashed Potato Recipe

Oven-Baked Bacon and Potatoes

It's so simple and easy to make crispy oven baked potatoes and bacon. This recipe is great as a side dish or breakfast.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 31 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 200kcal


  • 2 large baking potatoes chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 strips thick-cut bacon


  • Preheat oven to 400°. On a large, rimmed baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray, toss potatoes with salt and pepper. Arrange the bacon around the edges of the baking sheet.
    2 large baking potatoes, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, 8 strips thick-cut bacon
  • Bake until potatoes are tender and bacon is thoroughly cooked, about 30 minutes. After the first 15 minutes of cooking time, flip the bacon using tongs and stir the potatoes.


I only use turkey bacon in this, it turns out perfect but you need to spray your pan with cooking spray first 🙂 


Calories: 200kcal
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  2. Just made this ! o my! So tasty, I used Tiger Seasoning and added half a med. onion to the potatoes.. wonderful! Never thought of cooking them w/bacon before, but surely will from now on, that’s for sure 😀 Thank you again Christy , for another wonderful recipe <3

  3. How would you Oven Baked your Bacon and Potatoes for a large party (about 70 serving) ? the same way or do you have a better way due to all the Potatoes. So how much Bacon in pounds to Potatoes in pounds!( so they still taste the same)

    1. Hey Rodney! I’d bake it the same way, with more pans of course :). If you want an easier way to do the potatoes in the oven, bake a few pans of just bacon and then remove the bacon and put the potatoes on those pans, on top of the bacon grease, give them a good stir and pop ’em in the oven. As for how much bacon, I’m afraid that question is too relative for me to answer. In my family, I use a 1 pound package for four people. I would just go by how many pieces per person and check out the bacon you are going to buy to see how many pieces are in each package (just stand there and count it :). If it were me, I’d plan on two pieces per person.
      And by the way, who has bacon parties???? I WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND! 🙂

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  5. Yep! making these in class today! Only difference is I am adding some diced onions and red peppers to the potatoes, placing them in a baking dish and putting the bacon on top! Christy knows I always change things up a little, she doesn’t mind!

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