Potatoes are a staple in the pantry because of their long shelf life and simplicity, but these pan-roasted babies are something new you can bring to the table. They pair especially well with garlic and bacon (then again, what doesn’t?), while the chives and parmesan add a touch of freshness and life to the dish.

Garlic Parmesan Potatoes With Bacon

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:45 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour
  • Servings:2
  • Medium


  • 15 oz baby potatoes
  • 2 bacon strips
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • Salt and pepper (as needed)
  • Olive oil (as needed)
Photo by Renee Chiu
  • Step 1

    Wash potatoes and set them in a pot of cold water on the stove. Bring the pot to a boil, and then let the potatoes cook for about 30 minutes, or until you can pierce them easily with a fork.

    Photo by Renee Chiu
  • Step 2

    Cut bacon into bite-sized pieces and cook in a pan until crisp (3-5 minutes). Remove and set aside on a paper towel to absorb any excess fat.

    Photo by Renee Chiu
  • Step 3

    In the same pan with the bacon grease, add the cooked potatoes and fry for 5-10 minutes until they start to brown. Add in garlic, salt, and pepper and continue to fry until garlic is cooked (1-2 minutes).

    #SpoonTip: Cut the potatoes in half before cooking them in the pan to get more flavor out of each piece (For the science majors: increased surface area to volume ratio).

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  • Step 4

    Remove pan from heat and add the bacon, parmesan, chives, and butter. Toss the potatoes in the hot pan until all ingredients are evenly distributed. Plate your dish with a sprinkle of chives for extra flavor.

    Photo by Renee Chiu