~Bacon Smashed Potato Poppers!

In my never ending quest of new and exciting game day snacks, I somehow came up with yet another bacon shrink-wrapped bite of heaven!  I mean bacon is so fitting for football season simply because everything can be “Pigskinned”..haha!  And believe me, if it can be ‘baconized’, you’ll eventually see it here!

These crisp, tender taters are made even better with the addition of crunchy & smoky bacon!  Smashing the Potatoes makes for super crispy edges that totally grip the Bacon and won’t let go!  :)

You can take these Poppers in any flavor direction you want to go!  Jazz them up with some glaze (BBQ, Hot Sauce, etc..) on the bacon, or serve them with an assortment of sauces and melty cheeses for dipping!  You can’t go wrong! These are a Touchdown every single time!

What you’ll need to be the MVP at your house:

Some itty bitty Potatoes..one per popper

Bacon..one slice per popper

Salt & Pepper.. to taste

Assorted glazes, dips..optional

A Football game to watch..


Boil up the Potatoes…

Let them cool & gently, ever so slightly smash those babies with the back of a spoon…

Wrap them in a strip of Bacon, place them seam-side down on a baking rack..sprinkle them with some S&P, and/or a glaze of your choice.

Bake them at 375 for about 30 minutes, or until they’re dark & crispy!

 Call your team to the table/couch…

And tackle that Pigskin Potato Pile!  ~Enjoy!


  1. These look so good ! I must try them soon !!

  2. Could you put Velveeta cheese inside the potato and then wrap the bacon around it for Cheesy Pigskin Potato Poppers??

    • Lordy YES…LOL! Mmmm! :)

  3. Hi, how long do you suggest boiling the potatoes? Fork tender? Also, do you have any glaze suggestions-tried and true?

    They look great, can’t wait to try :)

    • Yes…tender enough to smush with a spoon. :)

  4. I don’t have a baking rack….can I use a broiling pan?

    • Yep! :)

  5. Thank you,
    You have such great ideas….makes my life easier

  6. Oh my, can’t wait to try these and I already have everything I need in house.

  7. Thank you for sharing your decadent and delectable dishes with us! I love that you use everyday ingredients that we typically have laying around or can find in local grocery stores….nothing odd.

  8. Definitely a must try!


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