My Cheesy Bacon Potato Bites or Oven Baked Potato Slices with cheese, bacon and onion recipe shows how long to bake sliced potatoes in oven. Perfect dipped in ranch dressing or sour cream!
Oven Baked Potato Slices
We usually grab some sour cream, a flavored sour cream or ranch dressing for dipping! I can’t stop eating these Cheesy Bacon Potato Bites once I get started! They are so addictive!
I always prefer, as my first choice, to dip these Cheesy Bacon Potato Bites in an onion flavored sour cream based dip and a nice ranch dip or dressing is my close second!
My husband prefers plain old sour cream! I can’t wait to hear what you think tastes best with these delicious bites!
Here is a link to all of our favorite dips. The BEST DIPS EVER includes all the dips you’ll ever need.
Sliced Potatoes in Oven
It’s funny. I love baking potatoes with olive oil or egg whites coating the outside skin and I always sprinkle a little salt and pepper all over the outside too.
I always use a salt shaker or truthfully, prefer to grind a little salt and pepper all over the outside of the skin. With the shakers I sometimes put too much salt or pepper in one spot and none in another.
The grinders seem to spread the salt and pepper out a little better for me personally and you don’t want to use too much salt and pepper, just a light coating on the outside of your potato.
Oven Baked Sliced Potatoes and Onions
You also have the option of just washing your potatoes and baking them just like that!
I highly recommend trying to make a baked potato with the oil or egg whites all over the skin at least once! Salt, pepper and any of your favorite seasonings will work beautifully sprinkled lightly on the outside of each potato!
Just a suggestion for every potato lovers bucket list!
Sliced Potatoes in Oven with Cheese
Once the potatoes are baked all you have to do is smother the potatoes with cheese and some cooked and crumbled bacon! Bake or broil for a few more minutes and you will have a fabulous dish ready to eat!
How to Bake Sliced Potatoes
- medium-large Russet potatoes
- kosher salt
- rosemary, optional
- thyme, optional
- egg white or olive oil, optional
- cooking spray
- onions, if desired
- green onions, if desired
- ranch dressing, sour cream or sour cream based dip
How long to Bake Sliced Potatoes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce potatoes with a fork.
This next step is optional. Whisk an egg white until frothy or use olive oil and brush the outsides of the potatoes. I usually sprinkle kosher salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme on a cutting board and roll the coated potatoes around.
You can just use olive oil or nothing on your potatoes prior to baking. The end result will still be delicious!
Bake potatoes for about 60 minutes, until tender. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your potatoes.
While potatoes are cooking, get out your frying pan and start to cook your chopped bacon. Once crisp, allow to drain on paper towels.
Leave a few tablespoons of bacon grease inside your skillet and add sliced or diced onions. My husband prefers sliced onions and I like diced because I find the potatoes easier to eat and less messy.
Ultimately it doesn’t matter. Both taste amazing. Cook until tender and allow to drain on paper towels if desired.
Allow cooked potatoes to cool slightly so you can handle them.
Slice potatoes with a sharp knife into ¼ – ½ inch rounds and place on a well greased tinfoil lined baking sheet. I usually add a coat of cooking spray to the tinfoil.
Next add shredded cheese, onions and bacon pieces. Pile cheese and bacon pieces in the middle of the potato. The cheese, as it melts, has a tendency to spread and melt onto your pan if you’re not careful.
My husband places cheese, onions, bacon and a little more cheese to top it off. He feels they hold together better with the extra pinch of cheese on top.
Bake 10-12 minutes.
Broil until cheese browns to your liking.
Remove from oven, allow to cool a few minutes, and serve with ranch dressing or sour cream.
If you’re in the mood to make a wonderful dip yourself, have a look at our printable BEST DIPS EVER. I think you’ll be glad you did!
Enjoy every bite!
Cheesy Bacon Potato Bites
- rimmed baking sheet
Baking the Potato
- 2-3 medium-large russet potatoes, unpeeled
- egg whites or olive oil optional
- 2 tblsp kosher or sea salt optional
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tblsp rosemary optional
- 1 tblsp thyme optional
- 6-8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
- ½ onion, diced or sliced, if desired
- cooking spray
- 1 cup cheese, shredded to taste
- green onion, thinly sliced optional
- ranch dressing or, sour cream for dipping
Baking the Potato
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce potatoes a few times with a fork.
- This next step is optional but is so worth doing. Whisk an egg white until frothy or use olive oil and brush the outsides of all of your the potatoes.
- I usually sprinkle kosher salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme on a cutting board and roll the coated potatoes around or simply sprinkle seasonings all over each potato. The olive oil or egg whites will help the seasonings stick to the potato. You can just use olive oil or nothing on your potatoes prior to baking. The end result will still be delicious!
- Bake potatoes for about 60 minutes, until tender. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your potatoes.
- While potatoes are cooking chop up your bacon and cook until crisp. Reserve some bacon fat inside your skillet and fry up some onions, either sliced or diced. They taste so good on top of these baked potato slices too.
- Allow potatoes to cool slightly once cooked. They must be cool enough to handle.
- Slice with a sharp knife into ¼ - ½ inch rounds and place on a well greased tinfoil lined baking sheet. I usually just coat with cooking spray.
- Next add the shredded cheese, onion (if using) and bacon pieces. Pile cheese, onion and bacon pieces in the middle of the potato. The cheese, as it melts, has a tendency to spread and will melt all over your pan if you're not careful.
- My husband piles cheese, onions, bacon and a little more cheese to top it off. He feels they hold together better with the extra pinch of cheese on top.
- Bake 10-12 minutes. Broil until cheese browns.
- Remove from oven, allow to cool a few minutes, and serve with ranch dressing or sour cream. If you're in the mood to make an amazing homemade dip check out our printable recipe list of the BEST DIPS EVER. They are all delicious! Enjoy every bite!