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Roasted Potatoes with Bacon Parmesan Vinaigrette

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon Parmesan VinaigretteFacebook blows up every November with everyone’s 30 reasons to be thankful. And we’ve heard them all, “I’m thankful for my yoga class, it keeps me de-stressed through my work week”, to the “I’m thankful for my mom, who taught me courage in the face of cancer and insurmountable odds”.  The reasons to be thankful are all around us. But one blessing I have yet to hear is, “I am thankful I don’t have to worry about where my next meal is going to come from”.

It’s something that seems so trivial – of course we have food. But do we? Hunger isn’t relegated to far off shores or 3rd world countries we baulk at the idea of ever visiting. It’s a problem we face here at home, on our own soil.

Parents here at home wonder where they will find food to give to their children. Adults struggle to find their next meal. For many, not just at this time of year, that worry and thought is never far from their minds.

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon Parmesan Vinaigrette

It’s a heart breaking thought, and one no one should ever have to consider. But we do, and we must. Brushing the problem under the rug is not how this situation should be managed. As unpleasant as the idea is, it is something we must tackle head on. And we can. Organizations like Feeding America provide knowledge and a network where every day citizens can help make monumental impacts in their own communities.

Hunger has a detrimental effect on children and adults, ranging from delayed physical and mental development, to slower educational development. The impacts of food insecure households go much deeper than the hunger of missing one dinner. For more information on how you can help in your community – visit Feeding America’s Food Bank Network page to see where you can donate in your area, or make a direct donation right from their site.

Join me and some of your favorite bloggers as we bring light to this painful issue. At the end, we even have something special to help you prep meals now, through the holidays and beyond from very generous sponsors.

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon Parmesan Vinaigrette

For Thanksgiving one of my favorite dishes are these Roasted Potatoes with Bacon Parm Vinaigrette. The apple cider vinaigrette seeps into the spuds and gives them a slightly tangy kick, while the bacon does what bacon does and makes everything scrumptious to the Nth degree. Try it this holiday season and share your love and thanks with those around you.

Erin from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts made Pumpkin Pie
Erin from Texanerin Baking made Dulce de Leche Apple Streusel Bars
Caroline from Chocolate & Carrots made Sweet Potato Biscuits with Cranberry Jam
Katrina from In Katrina’s Kitchen made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
Christina from Dessert for Two made Mini Pumpkin Pies
Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction made Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Mini Cheesecakes
Tracey from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures made Butternut Squash, Apple and Potato Gratin with Cheddar Crumb Topping
Georgia from The Comfort of Cooking made Spiced Caramel-Apple Crumb Bars
Rachel from Rachel Cooks made Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples and Cranberries
Kate from Diethood made Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie
Gina from Running to the Kitchen made Green Beans with Cranberries, Bacon, & Goat Cheese
Carla from Carla’s Confections made Spinach Mashed Potatoes
Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food made Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
Liz from The Lemon Bowl made Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake made Spinach Salad with Pears, Cranberries and Candied Pecans
Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic made Mini Apple Pies

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon Parmesan Vinaigrette

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 45 Minutes

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2 pounds Baby Red Potatoes, quartered
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
4 Strips Bacon, cooked and chopped
2 cloves Garlic, minced
3 Tbsp Cider Vinegar
¼ cup Shredded Parmesan
2 Tbsp Parsley, chopped


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking with silicone mat or spray with non-stick spray. Toss potatoes with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Pour onto baking sheet and bake until golden brown, turning once or twice while baking. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and fork tender.
Cook bacon, drain and chop into small pieces. Reserve bacon drippings in pan. Remove bacon pan from the heat. Add in garlic, and sautee for about 1 minute or until fragrant. Whisk in cider vinegar, and add bacon. Toss the potatoes with the vinaigrette, parmesan cheese, and bacon. Top with parsley before serving. Devour.

Recipe from Cuisine Holiday Menus


30 Responses to “Roasted Potatoes with Bacon Parmesan Vinaigrette”

  1. #
    Tieghan — November 18, 2013 @ 5:32 am

    Bacon Parmesan vinaigrette! Oh come on, that is just too good! These potatoes look awesome, Megan!

    • Megan replied: — November 18th, 2013 @ 7:38 am

      These are one of my favorites!! I eat them all year long, not just the holidays!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — November 18, 2013 @ 6:07 am

    Yum times a gazillion!

    • Megan replied: — November 18th, 2013 @ 7:39 am

      A gazillion Plus ONE!! Let’s have a Friendsgiving – I want to come to your place – because homegirl you’ve got it going on!

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    Rachel Cooks — November 18, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    Oh my gosh Megan! I need these potatoes in my life.

    • Megan replied: — November 18th, 2013 @ 7:39 am

      I can firmly say – Yes, yes you do! 🙂 haha

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    Stephanie @ PlainChicken — November 18, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    So simple yet so delicious! Definitely need to try these.

    • Megan replied: — November 18th, 2013 @ 7:44 am

      Yes, definitely try them! I can’t recommend them enough. They are my #1 favorite way to do ‘taters!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — November 18, 2013 @ 6:54 am

    Those are some seriously gorgeous roasted potatoes!!! The vinaigrette takes it over the top!

    • Megan replied: — November 18th, 2013 @ 7:45 am

      Thanks Jocelyn!! I never thought a little vinegar would make sure a FABULOUS difference! but it does!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 18, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    I’m ridiculously excited for these potatoes!

    • Megan replied: — November 18th, 2013 @ 7:46 am

      hahah I’m glad I’m not the only one to get jazz handsy over spuds!!

  7. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — November 18, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    Thank you so much for joining Megan!! These potatoes sound so good, that vinaigrette is incredible!

    • Megan replied: — November 18th, 2013 @ 7:46 am

      Thanks so much for letting me be apart of this Erin! It’s been so fun and everyone is SO creative!!

  8. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — November 18, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    I’d take a pile of these potatoes over just about anything else at the Thanksgiving table. 🙂

    • Megan replied: — November 18th, 2013 @ 7:47 am

      hahah Thanks Sally! They’re totally my favorite spud at the Thanksgiving Table! I know they’ll be a hit at everyone’s home this year!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — November 18, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    Holy cow… these are all my favorite flavors in one dish! I’m in love!

  10. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — November 18, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    Gimme Gimme Gimme!

  11. #
    cassie — November 18, 2013 @ 8:43 am

    This is gorgeous! I love the vinaigrette.

  12. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — November 18, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    Bacon in a salad dressing?! Oh, you’re my kinda girl. These are KILLER!

  13. #
    Liz — November 18, 2013 @ 11:49 am

    Whoa, what a fun twist on roasted potatoes. I am in such a potato rut…this recipe came at the perfect time and would make the hubby very happy!

  14. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — November 18, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    Okay, yeah. I’m definitely making these! I’m already a potato fiend and then you went and added cheese and bacon. How could I not?!

  15. #
    Tracey — November 18, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    Woah – bacon vinaigrette?? I love roasted potatoes but that just takes them to another level entirely. Perfection!

  16. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — November 18, 2013 @ 4:46 pm

    How is this so absurdly simple yet so incredibly delicious sounding? I want 50 bowls!!

  17. #
    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — November 18, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    Great post about hunger in America Megan! It’s amazing how many people struggle in our country everyday. Your post was really moving.

  18. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — November 18, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

    Wonderful words about hunger, it’s so sad that its such a major issue. On a lighter note, I feel so blessed to be able to make these mouthwatering potatoes soon and not have to worry about my kids go hungry!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — November 20, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    These were amazing! My husband and I love our roasted potatoes and don’t like messing with them too much but I just had to make these. So happy I did! We’ll be having these for Thanksgiving this year. 🙂 Thanks so much for the recipe!

  20. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — November 26, 2013 @ 6:02 am

    So that one’s for me. What is everyone else having?


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