Bacon Cheese Potatoes Recipe
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Bacon Cheese Potatoes Recipe

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I received this recipe from a friend who's a wonderful cook. This goes great with any main course, but it's especially good with ham. —Bertha Jensen, Mooresville, Indiana
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 3 pounds potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional
  • Paprika, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 466 calories, 34g fat (11g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 870mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain. In a large bowl, mix potatoes with onion, cheese and mayonnaise.
  2. Transfer to an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with bacon and olives. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley and paprika if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Bacon Cheese Potatoes in Country June/July 1994, p51

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Hildy2020 User ID: 8167337 220563
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"WOW, boy this was EZ to put together, taste was yummy too. I'll take this to my next "bring-a-dish" meeting."

imanimykel User ID: 2547796 220439
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"I didn't have processed cheese, so I used what I had on hand - 8oz. shredded mozzarella and 8 oz shredded parmesan. Family doesn't care for olives, so I omitted them. It was a hit!"

newgrandma User ID: 1077052 220162
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"a variation of this recipe has been in my family for years. Mine calls for Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise, and strips of bacon are laid across the top with olives in between the strips. I have always left out the olives because we don't care for them. This is a GREAT go-to recipe that really dresses up a meal."

mamatate13 User ID: 8099895 10189
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"Just made these. We loved them and I have picky eaters. The only thing I did different was no olives and I sprinkled ranch dressing mix over the top."

cr_newton User ID: 7821144 13142
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

"Wonderful flavor! I used green onions, because that is what I had on hand! Great dish for a carry-in!"

keig46 User ID: 4852801 13898
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"I have made this Potato recipe for years but I use green olives. This is my meet and greet dish. My family likes this with ham. I do cube my potatoes then cook them to just tender the night before so they are cold. Then mix with the onion,cheese and MO so it looks like potato salad. Then follow with bacon and olives"

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