Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon

  • 5MINS
  • 45MINS
  • 175KCAL

Crispy roasted potatoes flavoured with tasty paprika and smoked bacon – perfect if you're counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories175
  • Carbs24g
  • Protein12g
  • Fat2.5g
  • Saturates0.5g
  • Sugars3.6g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

These Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon are a tasty twist on a classic side dish and combine crispy potatoes with smokey paprika and salty bacon.

It makes a fantastic change to normal roast potatoes when served alongside your Sunday roast dinner and also works really well as an accompaniment when served alongside pretty much any dish. Fancy a lighter meal? Simply serve on its own with a crisp mixed salad!

All you’ll need to make these Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon taste absolutely delicious is some really simple store cupboard staples, which means that you can whip it up really quickly on those days that you just don’t fancy chips or mash.

Although we’ve used smoked bacon medallions in this recipe, you can still enjoy this really tasty side dish if you’re vegetarian or vegan! Simply swap the bacon out for a veggie substitute or omit it completely for vegan diets. Even without the bacon medallions, the combo of crispy paprika potatoes and sliced onions still makes a fantastic side dish!

What diets are these Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon suitable for?

These Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon are suitable for dairy free and gluten free diets.

They can also be made suitable for vegetarian (and vegan!) diets by substituting the following ingredients for vegetarian alternatives:

  • Smoked bacon medallions

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon recipe?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon?

This recipe is so simple that you probably have all of the ingredients in your cupboards already!

How many calories are in these Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon?

There are 175 calories per portion in these Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Step 2

Add the potatoes to a large saucepan with enough cold water to cover. Bring to the boil and then simmer on a medium heat for 15-20 minutes until tender. Drain and allow to air dry for a few minutes.

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, add 1/2 tsp of the paprika and the black pepper, then add the potatoes and mix well.

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Step 4

Spray a baking tray with low calorie cooking spray and arrange the potatoes in a single layer, cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes until crispy.

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Step 5

5 minutes before the potatoes are ready, spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and then fry the bacon and onions for 5 minutes until golden.

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Step 6

Add the remainder of the paprika to the bacon and onions and then add your potatoes. Mix well, season to taste and serve with some chopped parsley to garnish.

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What could I serve with these Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon?

These Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon are a fantastic accompaniment to pretty much any dish and work especially well with any of the following:

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How do you know when these Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon are cooked?

You’ll need to fry your bacon and onions until they’re golden which should take around 5 minutes.

The potatoes will need to be cooked for around 20 – 25 minutes or until they’re crispy.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

Can you cook these Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon any other way?

We’ve roasted our potatoes in the oven, but you could also cook them in the Actifry from raw for around 30 – 40 minutes if you’d prefer.

How long can you keep these Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon?

From chilled: Cover in tin foil and reheat in the oven at 200°C for 10 – 15 minutes or until piping hot.

From frozen: Defrost thoroughly then as above.

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Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Bacon

Crispy roasted potatoes flavoured with tasty paprika and smoked bacon - perfect if you're counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    45 MINS
  • KCals 175
  • Carbs 24G
  • WW Points:
  • 3 Green
  • 3 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 465 g potatoes washed and cut into quarters
  • 5 smoked bacon medallions cut into strips
  • 1 white onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • (optional) handful of chopped parsley to garnish

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Add the potatoes to a large saucepan with enough cold water to cover. Bring to the boil and then simmer on a medium heat for 15-20 minutes until tender. Drain and allow to air dry for a few minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add 1/2 tsp of the paprika and the black pepper, then add the potatoes and mix well.
  4. Spray a baking tray with low calorie cooking spray and arrange the potatoes in a single layer, cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes until crispy.
  5. 5 minutes before the potatoes are ready, spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and then fry the bacon and onions for 5 minutes until golden.
  6. Add the remainder of the paprika to the bacon and onions and then add your potatoes. Mix well, season to taste and serve with some chopped parsley to garnish.

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Marie SmithThursday 24th September 2020

i have read your recipe, and even though i have not tested it yet, i can almost taste the delight. I Follow your recipes constantly and love them
Regards
Marie

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    SharonThursday 24th September 2020

    Hi Marie,
    Thankyou for your lovely comment. We’re so pleased to hear you’re looking forward to trying this and we’re delighted that you love our recipes!
    Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

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SueSunday 20th September 2020

I dont have a big freezer as i dont have room so was wondering if you was thinking of doing a book for us solo eaters out here thanks

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    HollyFriday 25th September 2020

    Hi Sue, thanks so much for your feedback! If you scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the page we do have the function on the website for changing the portion size up or down to suit how many your are cooking for which could help too.

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