Bachelor Bacon Cheddar Potatoes

Here is a good side dish for bachelors. It can be paired with roasted chicken, pork chops, salmon fillets, or whatever protein you choose. This recipe is easy and can be on the table in an hour. Potatoes are seasoned with an all-purpose spice mix, we highly recommend you come up with your own or try ours. Top them with cheese and crispy bacon.

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 40 minutes; Ready in 55 minutes. 8 servings in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. 

Other equipment: a large mixing bowl, spatula, measuring cups, and spoons.

Cook Ahead: Cook 8 to 10 slices of bacon, drain on paper towels, and crumble.


  • 2 pounds of potatoes peeled and cut into one-inch chunks
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose spice mix or another seasoning mix like Mrs. Dash or Old Bay
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter cut into cubes
  • 2 cups shredded cheese blend such as a three-cheese or Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1 sliced green onion for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the potatoes, onion, salt, pepper, seasoning mix with garlic powder. Mix until potatoes are throughly seasoned. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and dot with the butter cubes. 
  3. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Remove the dish from the oven and spread the shredded cheese and crumbled bacon evenly over the top of the dish.
  4. Return the dish to the oven and continue to bake uncovered for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. 
  5. Remove from oven and, If desired, sprinkle the sliced green onions around the top as a garnish. Then serve. 


Each serving has approximately 300 calories, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of protein, 18 grams of fat, 11 of them saturated, 52 mg. Cholesterol, 1500 mg. Sodium, and 2 grams of fiber.