Tiny potatoes, wrapped in bacon, dipped in lemon aioli. Makes for the perfect game-day or holiday appetizer, or even an easy and crowd-pleasing side dish for Easter!

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes from The Food Charlatan

Eric just turned on a movie. Before I could even ask what he was watching, he’s like, “Don’t judge me.” And then I hear Pee wee Herman.

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes from The Food Charlatan

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes from The Food Charlatan

Oh I’m JUDGING, Eric. There are guilty pleasures, and then there are guilty pleasures. I once went through a phase where I watched Revenge in the middle of the night while up nursing babies, loooong after they were done eating. My sister-in-law went a year faithfully reading celebrity updates on PopSugar. A friend of mine told me that there have been low points in her life when all she needed was a can of sweetened condensed milk and a spoon. I mean, I get it. But Pee wee Herman?

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes from The Food Charlatan

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes from The Food Charlatan
Buy thick-cut bacon. Does a body good.

What about you? Got any guilty pleasures? Another of mine is reading YA books but ONLY for the romance. I mean we are talking Percy Jackson, Harry Potter kind of romance, tame to a T. I love romance, but only when it’s fun and innocent and not just sex sex sex. But still, it’s kind of embarrassing how much I know about Percy and Annabeth, two 16 year old demigods. And I will skim all seven HP books to read all the conversations between Harry and Ginny. Yeeeeah.

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes from The Food Charlatan

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes from The Food Charlatan

BACON however, is not a guilty pleasure. There is just no guilt going on over here. I particularly love when things are wrapped in bacon. It’s just so comforting, makes me wish I had my own bacon blankie. Okay that’s weird. ANYWAY, these Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes basically taste like bacon-smothered french fries, except there is no frying involved, or even potato chopping. Just wrap, skewer with a toothpick, and bake. Then dunk it in some easy and bright lemon aioli that you literally whipped up in 5 minutes, and your life just got a thousand bacon points better.

Do you guys give up? Or are you thirsty for more?
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Bacon Wrapped Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 14 Servings
Tiny potatoes, wrapped in bacon, dipped in lemon aioli. Makes for the perfect game-day or holiday appetizer, or even an easy and crowd-pleasing side dish for Easter!


  • 1 & 1/2 pounds potatoes, I used fingerling
  • 1 pound bacon
  • toothpicks
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped parsley, optional

For the lemon aioli:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, or more!
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper , to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Wrap each strip of bacon around a clean potato. Trim any overlap. (Or don't, and have extra bacon-y potatoes). Secure with a toothpick. Keep going, using about a half strip of bacon per potato.
  • Place the wrapped potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet (no need to grease the pan.)
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or up to 45, depending on the size of your potatoes. Keep an eye on it. You want the potatoes to be tender (check with a fork) and the bacon to be crisp.
  • For the lemon aioli, in a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, Dijon, garlic, then add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Salt and pepper the potatoes immediately after taking them out of the oven. Sprinkle with parsley if you want. Serve the potatoes hot with the lemon aioli.
  • If you are serving these as appetizers, leave the toothpicks in so that guests can pick them up. Remove the toothpicks if you're serving these as a side dish.


Source: adapted from Martha Stewart


Serving: 1potatoes | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Calories: 246
Keyword: bacon, Potatoes
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  1. Hi! These look so gooooood! I was wondering if you have to flip the potatoes over any while cooking, or just leave them on the same side the whole time?

    Thanks in advance! :)

    1. Hey Christina! No, I didn’t flip them! I don’t flip bacon when I’m baking it, so I didn’t flip these either. Enjoy! Happy T day!

  2. Bacon is such a guilty pleasure. And wrapped around potatoes? Dying over here. Back in college, whenever the caf had bacon, I would seriously fill up an entire bowl full of the good stuff. Looking back, I probably should have been wayyy more ashamed than I was, but whatevs, haha!

  3. OMG, Karen, I laughed so hard reading the guilty pleasures you had mentioned. I’m afraid I’m guilty of most of them. Binge watching Revenge. Yep. Condensed milk with a spoon. Been there, done that. But these bacon wrapped potatoes are amazing. I have very similar recipe on my blog too. But without your delicious lemon aioli.

  4. Ha! I used to love the Pee Wee Herman movie when I was a kid. But I wonder what I would think about it now. My guilty pleasure if re-run of Grey’s Anatomy. They play 3 episodes every day so I get sucked in for hours. Perks of working from home I guess! These potatoes = just gimme the whole tray!

  5. Omg, Percy Jackson and Harry Potter! I obsessively read those Percy Jackson books in my freshman year of college, haha. These potatoes look fantastic, especially with lemon aioli!

  6. That is so funny. My guilty pleasure would have to be the Kardashians. I know. But I just love them, no shame. That’s the ONLY reality TV I put up with. I love anything wrapped in bacon! These sound so easy and so good!

  7. I personally think more things should be wrapped in bacon. It’s just good for the soul! These look totally amazing Karen!

  8. Here I sit, eating mounds of vegetables, and you go and show me gorgeous bacon and potatoes! I can smell them from here- they look so good :)

  9. Ummmm….I’m also a YA addict. And I love love love Percy Jackson. Did you read both series?!?!?! So good.

    (PS – these bacon wrapped potatoes make me want to swallow my computer screen!)

  10. Your are single-handedly turning me into a fat person. Thank a lot.

    But for real, every time I look at one of your posts, I leave STARVING and wanting something REALLY bad for me. I love it. And I love these. Obviously.

    Happy weekend!

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