Roasted New Potatoes with Garlic, Bacon & Blue Cheese

Roasted New Potatoes with Garlic, Bacon, & Blue Cheese on fork

Can you imagine any more amazing way to make potatoes?

Garlic, Crisp Smokey Bacon, and Creamy Blue Cheese?!?!

If you are looking for a SIMPLE, but KNOCK-OUT potato dish to serve for special company, with a steak for dinner, or to take to a potluck, get ready to make a lot of new friends with this dish and make your tummy VERY happy too!

Roasted New Potatoes with Garlic, Bacon, & Blue Cheese

My friend Janet came over for dinner the other evening, so I wanted to step up the potatoes a little and thought of this.  We had them with marinated grilled London Broil, Sauteed Fresh Green Beans and Fresh, Sweet Cantaloupe.  YUM!

And if you don’t like Blue Cheese (I realize some people do have an aversion for this cheese that I absolutely ADORE), you can substitute Cheddar or Swiss, or Monterrey Jack, or your favorite cheese – or – you can even eat them without cheese.  They are good that way too.

Here’s the recipe.  I dare you to not like this!

Roasted New Potatoes with Garlic, Bacon & Blue Cheese

Ingredients:Roasted New Potatoes with Garlic, Bacon, & Blue Cheese on fork

  • 3 lbs Baby New Potatoes – I used 1.5 lbs of Yukon Golds and 1.5 lbs of Red
  • 8-10 Strips Thick Sliced Bacon – I used Peppered Slab Bacon
  • 4 Large Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2-3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 4-6 oz. High Quality Blue Cheese, Crumbled


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Dice bacon into small bite-sized pieces and fry in skillet until cooked well, but not too crisp as it will continue to cook and crisp when you roast the potatoes in the oven.
  • Drain the diced bacon on paper towels, and remove all but 1 Tbsp of bacon drippings from pan.
  • Add Olive Oil, Garlic and Potatoes.  Mix to coat potatoes.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and stir fry for 3-4 minutes.  Add bacon back in, and stir.
  • Place all in a shallow baking dish and roast at 450 for 20 minutes or until potatoes are done.
  • Remove from oven and crumble blue cheese over all.  Stir to coat, and ENJOY!

Cheers & Hugs,


23 thoughts on “Roasted New Potatoes with Garlic, Bacon & Blue Cheese

  1. I was laughing as I read this because I don’t think there has been another recipe you posted that you were so excited about. It just came through with your words, ending with, ” I dare you not to like this”…:) well, they do look amazing, though I’m one of those people who don’t care for blue cheese but since I love bacon, it really doesn’t matter. I may substitute another cheese or eliminate the cheese altogether. Maybe I’ll make them both ways and see which one I prefer since I think one or two servings won’t be enough…:) thanks, Jodi. When does your cookbook come out?😊

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    • Well – if you must – cheddar would be delish! I think blue cheese is one of those foods that people LOVE or HATE – like coconut, mushrooms… We had a lovely time. Love having friends for dinner 🙂

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  2. Oh Jodi, this is so right up my alley!! I love that you saute the potatoes in bacon fat a little before roasting~ ah bless the poor souls who don’t like bleu cheese! This is going to be on the menu hopefully tomorrow night! My family is going to LOVE these! Perfect for International Bacon day! Happy Labor Day!

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    • I’m so glad you noticed Jill! 🙂 Isn’t it awesome! I have been looking for some cute “props” such as this for my food photography and was excited to find this in a set with three other cute ones in a little shop in NOLA! WOOHOO!

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