Bacon wrapped potato wedges are the perfect appetizer for any party or get-together with friends! They’re easy to make, and everyone will love them.
Plus they’re a great way to use up any leftover bacon you might have in your fridge. And it’s a super simple potato appetizer recipe.
This bacon wrapped potatoes recipe is one you’ll want to pull out for all kinds of occasions. It’s great to serve at family game night, Super Bowl party, dinner party, or even a regular family meal. And it’s a great go-to recipe during the holiday season.
The flavors of the crispy bacon, potato, and seasonings come together in such a wonderful way you’ll want to make this recipe often. You’re going to love the taste of these bacon wrapped potatoes.
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Potato Wedges Recipe
This potato wedges recipe is one that you’ll find versatile and fun because you can make it as a side dish or as an appetizer. I love the fact that most of the ingredients are pretty basic, so you’re likely to have them in your pantry.
I made these with russet potatoes, but you can use any type you have on hand. In fact, you can even use sweet potatoes for that delightful blend of sweet and savory.
Only a couple of these ingredients are essential. So if you don’t have everything, that’s fine. They’ll still turn out delicious!
Here’s what you need:
- Russet potatoes
- Bacon, sliced in half
- Olive oil
- Ranch mix
- Black pepper
I like all of these ingredients, but the only 2 that you absolutely have to have are the potatoes and bacon. The others simply add a lot of flavor to take them to a sky-high level of deliciousness.
Or if you want to add other seasonings, try one or more of these:
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Sea salt (or kosher salt)
- Parmesan cheese
- Barbecue sauce
- Red pepper flakes
- Hot sauce
Prepare to Make Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges
It’s super easy to prepare these potato wedges for baking. Make sure you have all of the ingredients and tools you need.
I used a large bowl, a sharp knife, a spoon, and some tongs. If you don’t have tongs, just use a fork.
If you’re cooking them in your air fryer, which is what I typically do, preheat the air fryer to 360˚ F.
If you’re making them in the oven, first, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Then cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
If you don’t have parchment paper, you can use aluminum foil or grease the bottom of the pan to make sure the potatoes don’t stick.
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges
Next, wash the potatoes and cut them into thick wedges.
Cut then lengthwise to get about 8 wedges per potato.
Put the wedges in a large bowl and drizzle the olive oil over them. Stir until all of the wedges are coated with oil.
Now sprinkle the ranch seasoning over the potatoes.
Toss them until all sides of the potatoes are coated with the ranch mix.
You can use a couple of spoons to toss it, but I literally shook the bowl and tossed the potatoes without any tools.
Cut the bacon slices in half lengthwise as evenly as possible.
Now wrap each potato with half of a bacon strip. This doesn’t have to be perfect. Just make sure that you wrap the bacon all the way around. It will stick to the potatoes.
Place the bacon wrapped potato wedges on the parchment paper in a single layer on the sheet pan, making sure they don’t touch each other.
Or you can place them in a single layer in your air fryer. Make sure there’s plenty of room around each covered wedge so the hot air can circulate.
Sprinkle pepper over the potatoes.
You can also sprinkle them with salt, but keep in mind that the ranch dressing mix has salt in it.
Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes or or air fryer for 30 minutes. They’re done when the wedges are tender and the bacon is crispy and brown.
Drain on a paper towel or wire rack before serving.
You can also make this with red potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes, any type of little potatoes, or even sweet potato wedges. It’s an easy recipe that’s also adaptable to your personal taste.
What to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges
There are so many things you can serve with this appetizer. I like to offer a variety of toppings.
Here are some of our favorites:
- Sour cream dip or plain yogurt
- Ranch dressing
- Chives or green onions
- Ground cayenne pepper
- Cheese dip
- Shredded cheddar cheese
If you have any other favorite potato toppings, they’ll probably be good to serve with these bacon wrapped wedges.
My favorite sauce is this homemade ranch dressing that’s good on practically everything.
More Tips for Success at Making Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges
The savory treat of bacon wrapped potato wedges made in your air fryer will quickly become one of your go-to snacks or appetizers. They’re easy to make and taste absolutely amazing!
Here are some extra tips for success in making these:
- Select starchy potatoes such as russet or Yukon Gold because they hold their shape and deliver a fluffy inside after they’re cooked.
- Make sure that you cut the potatoes evenly so they all cook at the same rate.
- Wrap the bacon tightly around the potato wedges so it holds its shape and doesn’t fall off.
- Don’t be afraid to season with your favorite spices. Potatoes can handle a lot of seasoning.
- Preheat the oven or air fryer so the wedges and bacon cook evenly.
- If you’re making a lot of bacon wrapped potato wedges in your air fryer, cook them in batches. You don’t want to overcrowd the air fryer basket.
- Keep a close eye on the cooking time so they’re done but not overcooked.
- If you’re making these bacon wrapped potato wedges for a crowd, offer a variety of dips to satisfy different people’s tastes.
Can You Refrigerate Leftover Potatoes?
Chances are, you won’t have leftovers because these potato wedges are so delicious. However, if you do, they’ll be good for a couple of days if you refrigerate them.
Put them in a plastic bag or other airtight container and refrigerate them. When you’re ready to eat the leftovers, heat them up in an air fryer on 375˚ F for 1 minute or in the oven on 375 for 5 minutes.
Heating them in the microwave will make them hot, but the bacon might become soft. I like it crisp, so I prefer the air fryer or traditional oven.
More Potato Recipes
Potatoes are a wonderful side dish because there are so many different ways to make them. Most of the recipes include some crunchy bacon. But even if it doesn’t have it on the list, feel free to add it if you like.
Here are some delicious recipes you’ll enjoy:
Easy Parmesan Potato Bake – Packed with all kinds of great flavors, this is a potato side dish that goes with almost any meal.
Mama’s Potato Salad – There’s a reason my mother’s potato salad was always the first to disappear at potlucks. It’s absolutely delicious!
Buttermilk Garlic Mashed Potatoes – Comforting and yummy, make these mashed potatoes when you want to make your family and dinner guests happy.
Tex Mex Ranch Potatoes – Here’s another potato dish that has a boatload of flavor. It’s a great side dish, but we’ve had it as the main dish many times.
Cheesy Mashed Potato Muffin Cups – These individual servings of mashed potatoes are fun and so delicious!
Pan Fried Potatoes and Onions – You’ll love this southern stovetop potato dish from Back to My Southern Roots!
Slow Cooker Potato Soup – Warm, filling, comforting, and oh-so flavorful, your family will be so happy when you make this for supper.
Air Fryer French Fries – Here’s another way to give your air fryer a workout! These fries are deliciously crispy on the outside and perfectly flaky on the inside!
See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday.
Give Them a Try!
So, if you’re looking for a delicious side dish to make your next party or get-together even more special, give these bacon wrapped potato wedges a try. They are sure to be a hit with everyone!
Or if you want to see your family smile, make them as a side dish that will certainly make them all very happy!
- 2 large russet potatoes
- 8 slices of bacon
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of ranch mix
- Black pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 375˚ F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Wash the potatoes and cut them into thick wedges lengthwise, approximately 8 per potato.
- Put the potato wedges in a large bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over them and mix until all of them are coated.
- Sprinkle the ranch mix over the potatoes and toss them until they’re coated with the mix.
- Cut each slice of bacon in half lengthwise. Wrap each potato wedge with a half slice of bacon.
- Place the wrapped potato wedges on the parchment paper. Make sure they are not touching.
- Sprinkle pepper over the potatoes.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the bacon is crisp.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 150Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 12mgSodium 221mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 6g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.