These bacon wrapped potato wedges are Russet potatoes wrapped in bacon, then roasted to crispy brown perfection. The absolute best way to make french fries!
Bacon makes everything better, especially when it’s paired with potatoes! These potato wedges come out so crispy that they taste deep fried even though they’re actually baked.
My kids turned up their noses at french fries for the longest time. On their own they eventually came to realize that french fries are delicious. The good thing is that the girls will eat my homemade healthier fries just as happily as the deep fried restaurant version. These bacon wrapped potato wedges are baked, but they absolutely taste like they’ve been deep fried. The wedges are super easy to make and a fun way to liven up your potatoes.
How do you make bacon wrapped potato wedges?
I am not purporting that these bacon wrapped potato wedges are health food, because I don’t think anyone can make an argument that bacon is healthy. But if you’re craving a restaurant style appetizer or just a fun side dish, this recipe will fit the bill. Whole russet potatoes are cut into wedges, wrapped with bacon, seasoned and then baked.
When you bake these fries the fat that the bacon releases as it cooks crisps up the wedges in a major way. I did some plain for my bacon-hater (yes, I have a child who won’t eat bacon) and even her wedges came out super golden and crisp just from the residual bacon fat in the pan.
This recipe works best with thin-cut bacon. I also recommend using a center cut bacon, which naturally has less fat than a standard cut of bacon. There will still be enough fat to crisp the potatoes, but not so much that the potatoes get greasy. These bacon wrapped potatoes scream for a dipping sauce, and what better to dip them in than my homemade ranch?
You definitely need to try these bacon wrapped potato wedges, they’re really not any more difficult than making an oven fry but they’re SO much more flavorful. And if you line your pan with foil, clean up is a breeze! No fryer, no vats of oil boiling at crazy hot temperatures. Just put the pan in the oven and let the bacon do its magic!
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Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges
- 3 large russet potatoes scrubbed
- 9 slices of thin bacon preferably center cut
- cooking spray
- salt and pepper
- homemade ranch for dipping
- chopped parsley and coarse salt for garnish optional
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil, coat the foil with cooking spray.
- Cut each potato into 6 wedges. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
- Cut the bacon slices in half crosswise. Wrap each piece of potato with a piece of bacon. Place the bacon wrapped potatoes on the sheet pan.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then flip and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and bacon is crispy. Serve immediately with ranch for dipping. Garnish with chopped parsley and coarse salt if desired.
Ok, first off what kid doesn’t like french fries!? I am so glad they changed your mind and that you made this bacon wrapped version! Holy Yum Factor!
I know, I couldn’t believe it when they used to reject them! All is well though, they are now fry lovers although I still have one who won’t eat bacon 🙂
This look delicious! I love potatoes and bacon, and I love them best crispy. I am going to have to try these, bet they taste amazing. Thanks for sharing! Pinning!
Thanks Linda, these are extra crispy!
I really wish I didn’t like fries 😉 This is a great idea for a nice treat! I just bought some bacon for a work recipe I made. I’ll need to pull it from the freezer to try these wedges!
Yeah, these fries are a bit of a splurge but I think they’re worth the calories 🙂
You had me at “bacon-wrapped!” <3 <3
Bacon makes everything better!
I really love this idea. They look so tasty and perfect for dipping.
Thanks Joanie, the ranch is a perfect complement to the fries.
I think I am going to argue that bacon is healthy! lol. Anything wrapped in bacon gets my vote! These look delicious!
Well, it’s center cut bacon which is technically slightly healthier than regular bacon – so maybe that counts?!
These look insanely delicious! Gorgeous styling and photography too!
I could eat these right now. They look so yummy!
Yum! Bacon makes everything better! =)
What good be tastier than potato wedges with bacon and homemade ranch! I could definitely go for that right now!
What could be better, not what good, sorry!
I wish I had some now too!
Potatoes, bacon and homemade ranch – this is a recipe of my dreams! What would make it even more fantastic is a lavish sprinkling of yummy cheddar cheese.
The cheddar is a great idea!
Bacon-wrapped anything is a big hit, so why not potato wedges?! My husband will absolutely love these (and probably insist I make them for all his coworkers!)
This is definitely a fun recipe to share, his coworkers will be happy!
You had me at bacon. These look so simple and delicious that I can’t believe I didn’t think of this on my own! Thanks for such a tasty and tempting recipe to add to my weeknight options!
Thanks Dee Dee it’s definitely a fun thing to liven up dinner!
Are you serious with this recipe?! This should just be called heaven lol! YOu always have the best recipes!! Thank you for sharing this great bacon recipe!!!
Thanks Ashleigh, it’s a fun recipe!
Wow! These look super good! I will definitely try these out because we are huge bacon lovers!!
Thanks Rosemond, bacon lovers unite! 🙂
I can just imagine how good these are. They would make a fantastic appetizer for a party.
Thanks Christie, they would totally make a fun appetizer!
I’m drooling. I totally need to try these like tonight.
Please do and then report back 🙂
These look so so delicious! I love both potatoes and bacon! I bet these are wonderful!
You’re right, I definitely need to try these. I love how browned they are. I’m going to make your ranch dip, and I think I’ll make a dill dip, too.
Dill would be great too, another commenter suggested a cheddar topping which would also be fun!
It’s amazing how you’ve made it! Good thinking! 🙂