FoodBacon-wrapped delight: the ultimate cheat day snack!

Bacon-wrapped delight: the ultimate cheat day snack!

Potatoes with bacon - a delicious snack for a party
Potatoes with bacon - a delicious snack for a party
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5:29 PM EDT, April 25, 2024

If your 'cheat day' is on the horizon, this recipe might be just what you've been craving. The pairing of baked potatoes and bacon might not initially seem like a match made in heaven, but after one taste, you'll see how perfect they are together. Consider yourself warned—this snack is undeniably addictive. It's best suited for those who are aware and possess strong willpower!

Let's face it, party snacks don't always need to align with the virtues of healthy eating, diet consciousness, and nutrient optimization. Sometimes, it's perfectly okay to indulge, right? If you nod in agreement, then today's offering is ideally suited for you. Our only promise? It will be scrumptiously delicious.

The delicacy we're spotlighting combines two staple ingredients: potatoes and bacon. Potatoes enveloped in bacon emerge as a delectably irresistible treat that you'll find hard to stop eating. Yes, it's a tad on the fatty side—we acknowledge the calorie concern. However, appearances can be deceiving; it's actually a better choice compared to a full-blown binge at an American fast-food chain. Plus, the guaranteed satisfaction as your guests savor and request more is a bonus.

Potatoes with Bacon — The Ultimate Snack for Every House Party


  • 5 potatoes
  • 10 slices of bacon
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Dried thyme
  • Salt, pepper

How to prepare:

Cut the potatoes into quarters and wrap them in bacon. Almost ready!
Cut the potatoes into quarters and wrap them in bacon. Almost ready!© Canva | Marco Antonio Victorino
  1. Peel the potatoes, wash, and dry them, then cut into quarters. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Combine the olive oil with salt (careful not to overdo it as the bacon adds plenty of saltiness), pepper, and dried thyme. Drizzle this mixture over the potatoes, ensuring they're well coated.
  3. Halve the bacon strips lengthwise. Wrap each potato quarter with a slice of bacon.
  4. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the wrapped potatoes side by side.
  5. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for about 45 minutes. The baking time might vary depending on the potato size, so it's wise to check with a fork after 40 minutes to see if they're tender inside. Serve and enjoy!
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