Bacon and Potato Tidbit Appetizer

Bacon and Potato Tidbit Appetizer | Our Rosey Life

Our nephew turned 9 years old.  Where does the time go?  I remember when he… yeah, I sound like an old lady.

Anyway, I wanted to make some sort of appetizer for his birthday party, but I didn’t want to make the standard favorites of chips and salsa or veggies with dip.

Bacon and Potato Tidbit Appetizer | Our Rosey Life

In our family, we all love bacon.  I mean, who doesn’t love bacon??  And we all love potatoes.  I mean, who doesn’t love potatoes?

Bacon and Potato Tidbit Appetizer | Our Rosey Life

So I thought about potato skins, but I wanted something bite-size and nibbly (Is nibbly even a word?  No, but it fits.)

With thoughts of bacon and potatoes and nibbly, I came up with the Bacon and Potato Tidbit Appetizer.   I used potatoes, bacon, rosemary and chives fresh from the garden and some garlic to come up with a tasty party treat.   It was a hit!

The creamy potato with rosemary garlic flavor combined with the crisp of bacon and then dipped in the sour cream – chive mix was heaven.  The angels sang!!  Those tidbits flew off the plate.

Bacon and Potato Tidbit Appetizer | Our Rosey Life

My sister has a block party this weekend and was begging for the recipe.  In fact, she asked me to post it quickly, just for her.  So here you go Sis.  Enjoy!

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Bacon and Potato Tidbit Appetizer
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 40 pieces
Bacon and Potato Tidbit Appetizer is bacon wrapped potato chunks and tastes like a mini potato-skin with sour cream chive dip - perfect for a party | Our Rosey Life
  • 1 lb. red potatoes
  • 1 lb. sliced bacon - not thick slab
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ⅛ tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary - minced
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp chives - chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • ⅛ tsp fresh ground pepper
  1. Preheat your oven to 400º.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Scrub your potatoes and cut them to 1 inch size (bite-size). Keep the potatoes roughly the same size, so they cook evenly.
  4. Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water.
  5. Bring the pot to a boil and cook them for about 4 minutes or until slightly tender.
  6. Drain the water and put the slightly cooked potatoes in a bowl.
  7. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and rosemary and stir to mix.
  8. While the potatoes are boiling, cut each strip of bacon into 3 pieces.
  9. After the potato mixture has cooled, wrap one piece of potato with bacon and secure it with a toothpick.
  10. Place the bacon-wrapped potato on the baking sheet.
  11. Continue to wrap each bite of potato with bacon.
  12. Put the baking sheet in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until the bacon is crisp.
  13. You may need to flip the bacon potato tidbits half way during the cooking process.
  14. Remove from oven and drain on a paper towel.
  15. Meanwhile, mix the sour cream, chives, pinch of salt and pepper.
  16. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  17. Serve the bacon and potato tidbits on a platter with the sour cream and chive dip on the side.




  1. Yummy!! All ages loved these little treats!

  2. Mary Colleen says:

    Thanks for posting the recipe – I hope it turns out as amazing as yours did!!

  3. Pamela Gurganus says:

    Yum, yum and YUM! :) I’m always looking for new appetizer recipe ideas and this looks and sounds amazing! And I love that you serve this with a simple yet tasty dip! Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Tonya Tipton says:

    I want this right now, lol. Thanks for posting the recipe. I’m going to make these Saturday
    for a little party i’m going to.

  5. Colleen Boudreau says:

    This looks so yummy!

  6. Paula Ball says:

    I’m a non meat eater but there are several soy bacons out there that are not bad, so this is going to be my contribution to a baby shower /brunch I am going to next month. Wish me luck.

  7. Amy M. C. says:

    Yum! You can’t go wrong with bacon and potatoes!

  8. Betsy Barnes says:

    I think my hubby and son would both love this recipe!! Especially because it contains bacon :)

  9. Stacey Roberson says:

    This would make a great appetizer for any occasion. The dip looks delicious!

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