Oven Roasted Potatoes with Bacon, Garlic, and Parmesan


These oven roasted potatoes are loaded with crispy bacon, fresh garlic, and grated Parmesan. They make a delicious side dish that everyone will love!
Oven Roasted Potatoes with Bacon, Garlic, & Parmesan!

I’m on a diet, you guys.

I know. It’s awful and dumb and I don’t even know if life is worth living anymore.

Whyyyyyyyy is my life so full of vegetables and fruit right now? Ugh.

Enough. I’ve had enough.

oven roasted potatoes with bacon, parmesan cheese, and garlic

So, I took a bunch of potatoes and I tossed ’em in bacon grease and then grated some Parmesan right over the top and said TAKE THAT, DIET.

It seemed reasonable at the time.

Anyway, these potatoes are delicious. They are ruining my life. But, they are worth it. I think. Gah. I don’t even know anymore you guys. Someone feed me. I’m delirious.

On a brighter note, this isn’t just a diet, this is a competition between me and my husband! And I’m happy to report that I am whooping his butt. Which is easy because he’s not actually overweight and well, I am. This will be the one time in my life that I’m grateful to have more weight to lose than someone. Truth.

Oven Roasted Potatoes tossed in bacon grease, with garlic, parmesan, and crispy bacon pieces

The winner of the weight loss competition gets to take a trip. I’ll be hitting up Scotland with my mama if I win, he’s hitting up Vegas with his brothers if he wins. So, basically I absolutely must win.

So, now that I made you think about diets and being skinny and stuff, erase all those healthy eating thoughts from your mind and pour bacon grease on your potatoes. I insist.

Aaaaand, I promise never to talk about my diet again, because what could be more boring than listen to someone whine about wanting a cookie and not getting a cookie? Nothing. Probably. I mean, come back tomorrow and we might be talking about that new nail polish color I found for my toes.

These oven roasted potatoes are perfect served with my bacon cheeseburger meatloaf or these oven fried chicken strips!

easy roasted potatoes with bacon, garlic, and parmesan #recipe

Garlic Bacon Roasted Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 50 mins


  • 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil.
  2. Wash the potatoes and cut them into bite sized chunks. Add to a large bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, chop the bacon into small pieces and fry until crisp. Remove bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel lined sheet.
  4. Pour 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease over the potatoes, add the salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Add more grease if needed to fully coat the potatoes.
  5. Pour the potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 35 minutes and remove from the oven.
  6. Grate the clove of garlic with a mircroplane grater over the potatoes and stir. Sprinkle with the bacon and dill and return to the hot oven for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and top with the Parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve hot.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1087kcal Calories from fat 491
% Daily Value
Total Fat 55g 85%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1935mg 81%
Carbohydrate 114g 38%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 10g
Protein 39g

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

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g