Sorry about the crummy pictures – these were kind of hard to photograph for some reason.  Anyway, I first heard about these potatoes from my sister sometime last year. Her husband and son are all about the “meat and potatoes”, and she told me they gobbled these up when she first made them. They’re really simple to make and taste REALLY good. But lemme just warn you, I don’t recall ever seeing these potatoes in a Weight Watchers or Cooking Light recipe book…..they’re not the healthiest of vegetable side dishes, but all things in moderation, right?

I made these for hubby and I on Labor Day to go along with turkey chili dogs – they worked great together! These would be great to bring to a barbeque or pot luck party – I’m telling you, everyone will love ’em!

Southwestern Potatoes

1 package bacon bits (the real kind – not “bacon flavored bits”)
2 unpeeled large potatoes, scrubbed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup barbecue sauce (I used the hickory brown sugar kind)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 sour cream, optional (for dipping)

Line 2 large baking sheets with foil and preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Cut potatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Toss the potatoes, olive oil, garlic salt and pepper in a big ziploc bag to coat the potatoes. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned, about 15-20 minutes. Brush with barbecue sauce, then top with the shredded cheese and bacon bits. Bake until the cheese melts, about 3-5 minutes. Top with sour cream, if desired.



  1. Ooooh, yummy!! 🙂 I’ll definitely have to try these!


    Comment by hornedfroggy — September 3, 2008 @ 9:51 AM

  2. These look so delicious. I bet they would make a great appetizer too!


    Comment by bmk — September 3, 2008 @ 10:28 AM

  3. Ooo, it’s almost like a potato skin but in chip form.


    Comment by Kira — September 3, 2008 @ 11:15 AM

  4. I love potatoes and this recipe is calling my name. They look fantastic!


    Comment by Pam — September 3, 2008 @ 3:04 PM

  5. Those look really awesome and different from any potato I have had before. I’ve starred the recipe – thanks!


    Comment by Melissa — September 4, 2008 @ 5:37 AM

  6. Wow, these look absolutely delicious!!


    Comment by Amber — September 4, 2008 @ 10:17 AM

  7. this would be perfect for our game night in a few weeks! the boys will love it!


    Comment by ashley — September 4, 2008 @ 6:17 PM

  8. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing~


    Comment by Samantha — September 6, 2008 @ 8:53 AM

  9. These look soooo good! I am always looking for new ways to make potatoes!


    Comment by colleen — September 10, 2008 @ 11:56 AM

  10. Lawsie mercy these look GOOD! Perfect for a Superbowl party…I’ll have to give them a try on a chilly night!


    Comment by Melissa — September 23, 2008 @ 6:01 PM

  11. wow those look so delicious! great idea


    Comment by Jaime — September 28, 2008 @ 7:23 PM

  12. I finally made these – so delicious! Just posted them!


    Comment by colleen — December 16, 2008 @ 6:10 AM

  13. they look yummyyyyy.gonna try for saturday party


    Comment by exquisite cook — December 2, 2011 @ 10:01 AM

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