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white platter with mini baked potato halves topped with sour cream, black pepper, bacon bits, and sour cream

Baked Potato Bites

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Baked Potato Bites are the perfect appetizer to serve guests because they’re hearty and can be made ahead of time.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 small potatoes, cut in half
  • 2 tsp olive oil, divided
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 slice of bacon
  • 6 spears of asparagus, trimmed of tough ends
  • 4 tsp. sour cream
 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Line a 9×11 cake pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Put potatoes in prepared pan.
  3. Drizzle potatoes with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Toss to coat.
  4. Scoot the potatoes to one side of the pan and arrange them cut side up. Lay the slice of bacon along the other side of the pan.
  5. Bake until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork and bacon is crisp, about 12-15 minutes. If bacon is done before potatoes, remove it to a kitchen towel to blot and cool. When the potatoes are done, remove the pan from the oven and allow them to cool as well.
  6. Meanwhile, toss the asparagus with the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil, a good pinch of salt and a bit of pepper. Put the spears on a baking sheet and pop it into the oven.
  7. Cook asparagus until bright green and only just yielding to the pressure of a fork (4 minutes for thin asparagus, 7 for really thick ones). Remove from the oven and transfer them to a plate to cool. Cut each asparagus spear into three equal lengths.
  8. Chop up the bacon.
  9. Arrange the potato halves on a serving plate, cut side up. If any are particularly tipsy, cut a thin slice off of the rounded bottom, making it flat on the bottom.
  10. Top each potato half with ¼ teaspoon of sour cream, a little sprinkle of bacon, and one length of asparagus.