My Cheesy Bacon Potato Bites are an easy and delicious party appetizer. Serve them for casual entertaining at home, or as a tasty side dish for weeknight dinner. Get the delicious recipe here.
Appetizers are my FAVORITE food group! When hosting parties I’m usually serving an array of heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Even dinner parties include at least one special appetizer before the meal. This party recipe is one that continues to please everyone!
Time is always a consideration too, and I love starting with packaged items for semi-homemade dishes. Frozen foods can make holiday entertaining so much easier.
For my cheesy bacon potato bites I started with frozen waffle fries. Typically a side dish item, I turned them into a delicious appetizer! These are sort of a spin on the classic potato skins you get at restaurants.
Cheesy bacon potato bites are a delicious party appetizer, but can be served as a side dish with dinner too.
These easy appetizers turned out so delicious. And the waffle fries are quite large so you get plenty of tasty goodness! Get my recipe below and make these for holiday entertaining.
These bites are so versatile. They would make a great addition to a brunch buffet or this late night party buffet. After all, potatoes, bacon, and cheese are all staples of breakfast dishes.
Cheesy Bacon Potato Bites
- 1 bag Frozen Waffle Fries
- 2 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 package center cut bacon slices, cooked
Preheat oven at 400 degrees, and lay frozen waffle fries in a single layer. Bake as directed on package.
Combine cream cheese and shredded cheddar until well combined. If you need to add more of either cheese, you can do so. This is a very forgiving recipe.
Once waffle fries are cooked, remove them and place a dollop of cheese mixture on top of fries. Return to oven at 350 degrees, for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Remove fries from oven and place a slice of bacon on top of the cheese so it adheres to the melted cheese.
Serve warm, with sour cream on the side if desired.