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Bacon Cheese Potato Slices

Bacon cheese potato slices are simple and easy, no doubt about it. Great for snacks or an appetizer on game night.

bacon cheese potato slices with sour cream and green onions on baking rack.

Bacon Cheese Potato Slices

These bacon cheese potato slices bring one of my favorite pub foods home! It’s so easy to make these without the added oil and frying, resulting in a healthier version. All you need are a few simple ingredients.

The secret to crispy baked potatoes in the oven is with a baking rack. This allows the heat to circulate all around the potatoes at the same time. A baking rack is so useful in the kitchen for a variety of dishes including crispy chicken tenders.

Bowl of grated cheese, container of sour cream, everything bagel seasoning, russet potatoes, bowl of crumbled bacon, and green onions.

Bacon Cheese Potato Slices Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:

  • Russet Potatoes: Look for ones without any sprouts or bruised spots. Scrub the potatoes well before using as the slices have the skin on when you eat them.
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese: Feel free to use any kind of cheese here. I used cheddar cheese which is often used at restaurants for potato skins.
  • Bacon Slices: These will need to be cooked and crumbled beforehand. They add wonderful flavor to the potatoes and are definitely worth the extra step!
  • Green Onions: Sprinkled on top of the potato slices after they’ve baked.
  • Sour Cream: You can use regular sour cream or plain greek yogurt.
  • Salt and Pepper: Use regular salt and pepper to season your potatoes, or sprinkle everything bagel seasoning – this adds great flavor!
  • Avocado Oil Spray: – Avocado oil spray is my personal favorite for cooking at high smoke points (recipes cooked in the oven and in frying pan). You can also use any other cooking spray or drizzle with cooking oil instead.
Bacon cheddar potato skins with sour cream and green onions on top. On a white plate.

Recipe Cost = $6

These baked potato slices cost about $6 in total to make. The most expensive part of the recipe is half a package of bacon, which equals $3. (these prices will vary slightly depending on where you live).

Kitchen Equipment I Used

Here’s the equipment I used to make this recipe:

  • Nordic Ware Baking Rack – The easiest way to get crispy potatoes. I also use this pan for cooking bacon.
  • Electric Kettle – Makes boiling water fast. This is used to remove starch from potatoes to help make them crispier.
  • Cutting Knives – To slice the russet potatoes into thin strips.
  • Striped Cotton Kitchen Towel – Used to pat the potatoes dry before baking them. Cotton is the perfect material to absorb moisture easily. These towels are beautiful too.
  • Avocado Oil Spray – My favorite cooking oil spray that I use in all of my recipes.
bacon cheddar potato skins with sour cream and green onion pieces on top. Sitting on baking rack.

How To Make Bacon Cheese Potato Slices

  1. Cook Bacon – Cook the bacon slices in advance, then crumble them into small pieces.
  2. Prep Potatoes – Wash and scrub the potatoes then cut them into 1″ slices. Place in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let them soak for 10 minutes before draining and patting them dry.
  3. Bake – Add potatoes in a single layer on the baking rack (or baking sheet), spray with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Bake at 375°F for 40-50 minutes or until edges are crispy golden brown.
  4. Add Toppings – Remove from oven and add cheese and bacon on top. Bake 2-3 more minutes then remove and add sour cream and green onions.

These potato skins taste best when served right away. Leftovers just don’t taste the same the next day.

Crispier Potatoes Tip

The best way to get crispy potatoes is by first soaking the potatoes in hot water, then patting them dry. This helps to release the starch.

Then, cook the potato slices on a baking rack which will circulate the hot air all around and result in crispier potato slices.

If you’re using a baking sheet without a rack you can flip the slices halfway through cooking to help create more even crispiness.

Looking down at baking rack with bacon cheddar potato slices with sour cream and green onion on top.

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Bacon Cheese Potato Slices

Bacon cheese potato slices are simple and easy, no doubt about it. Great for snacks or an appetizer on game night.
Print Pin Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Cost: $6

Ingredients

  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • avocado oil spray - or other cooking oil spray
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 6 bacon slices - cooked and crumbled
  • 3 green onions - diced
  • ½ cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Cook 6 bacon slices in advance in the oven or in a frying pan. Lay on a paper towel to absorb excess grease, then use kitchen scissors to chop and crumble small.
    cooked bacon on paper towel, then crumbled with scissors.
  • Wash and scrub the russet potatoes. Cut into 1" slices.
    Place the potato slices in a large bowl. Fill and cover them with enough hot water (I used a kettle to boil water). Let soak for 10 minutes.
    Drain the potatoes then wrap in a clean kitchen towel to dry off. Make sure each potato has been individually dried. Less water = crispier potatoes!
    four images: three russet potatoes, sliced potatoes on cutting board with knife, sliced potatoes in white bowl with water, sliced potatoes on a striped kitchen towel.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
    Place each slice on a baking rack or baking sheet in a single layer so that they're not touching eachother. Spray the tops with cookign oil spray. Season with salt and pepper.
    Bake for 40-50 minutes or until potatoes are soft on inside and outsides are cripsy golden brown.
    raw potato slices seasoned with salt and pepper on a baking rack.
  • While potatoes are baking, prepare the toppings: grated cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, diced green onions, and sour cream.
    Bowl of cheddar cheese, bowl of sour cream, bowl of crumbled bacon, bowl of chopped green onion.
  • Remove slices from oven and check for doneness by poking with a fork.
    Sprinkle the tops with cheese and bacon. Bake an additional 2-3 minutes.
    Melted cheese and bacon on top of potato slices on baking rack.
  • Remove from oven and top with sour cream and green onion. Serve while still warm.
    bacon cheddar potato slices on baking rack
Nutrition
Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 34g | Sodium: 549mg | Sugar: 2g

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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