Jan 29, 2017

Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks

Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks are a perfect snack to serve on game day. Each bite is loaded with bacon jam, fingerling potato slices, and Gruyere cheese encased in buttery puff pastry. It's an easy recipe that makes a tasty bite sized snack perfect for popping while watching the big game!
Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks


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Sunday Supper

Today, the #SundaySupper Tastemakers are partnering with the Idaho® Potato Commission to create easy football recipes for the big game! From fingerlings to russets, we are sharing recipes to serve a variety of potatoes at your game day party.
Ingredients needed for Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks

Idaho® potatoes

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Game Day Party Tips

  • Keep it simple. Easy recipes like the Sunday Supper Tastemakers are sharing this week will help you plan a winning game day party with less stress!
  • Use quality ingredients. Easy recipes usually don't have very many ingredients, so it is important to use the best quality, such as Idaho® potatoes, to maximize flavor.
  • I like to make easy football recipes that are quick to prepare and don't take a lot of work to eat. Gotta keep your eye on the game, so bite-sized snacks, like my Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks, you can just grab and enjoy are perfect for game day!
Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks ready to serve and enjoy
I really like this Cheesy Bacon Potato Tartlet recipe. It is super easy to make and loaded with all those comforting flavors that go so well with potatoes like bacon, onions, and smoked cheese all in a buttery bite-sized pastry. I use store bought puff pastry and make the bacon jam ahead of time for less stress on game day. It's so easy to cut the pastry, boil the potatoes slightly, assemble, and bake.

Recipe Prep Tips

  • Make the bacon jam up ahead of time. Click here for my Bacon Jam recipe. You'll be putting this on everything!!
  • Start this recipe by assembling all of the ingredients. It goes quickly, so it's good to have everything handy. Take the pastry out of the freezer to thaw a bit while the potatoes are boiling.
  • Boil the potatoes first. It helps to get the potatoes a little soft before using them in this recipe, so boil them a few minutes in salty water, drain, and allow to cool while you are preparing the pastry.
  • While the potatoes are cooling, prep the pastry. It should be thawed enough where you can unfold it. Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to cut each sheet of pastry into 16 squares. This will give you 32 appetizers. Score the edges of each square and use a fork to prick the insides of each square where the filling goes. It's best to freeze the squares for about 10 minutes before topping with the filling.
  • While the pastry squares are chilling in the freezer, slice the potatoes into thin rounds about 1/8" thick and grate the cheese. I used my food processor to quickly grate the cheese, but a box grater works as well. Once the pastry dough is chilled, assemble the appetizer and bake.
  • Refer to my how-to recipe photo tutorial below for visual help with the recipe.
Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks finished recipe

Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks

Life Tastes Good
Published 01/29/2017
Cheesy Bacon Potato Tartlets
Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks is an easy recipe that makes a tasty bite sized snack perfect for popping while watching the big game!


  • 1 package Puff Pastry (2 sheets)
  • 6 Fingerling Idaho® potatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • Homemade Bacon Jam Recipe
  • 4 ounces Smoked Gruyere cheese, grated
  • fresh Thyme leaves


  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove puff pastry from the freezer and allow to thaw while boiling the potatoes.
  2. Place potatoes in a saucepan with a 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt and add just enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring water to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to mid-high and simmer until potatoes are almost tender. About 5 minutes. Drain and allow potatoes to cool.
  3. Cut both sheets of puff pastry into 4 even strips horizontally and vertically. This will yield 16 squares of puff pastry per sheet for a total of 32 squares.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F. Score the edges of each square (about an 1/8 of an inch from the edge) and use a fork to prick the insides of each square where the filling goes. Place on parchment lined pastry sheet and freeze for about 10 minutes.
  5. While the pastry is in the freezer, cut the potatoes into thin rounds about 1/8" thick.
  6. Once the pastry squares are chilled, remove them from the freezer and assemble the appetizer by placing about 1 teaspoon of Bacon Jam inside each square. Top with 1-2 potato rounds and about a teaspoon of Gruyere cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 13-15 minutes until the pastry is golden and the cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves. Serve and enjoy!
Yield: 32 appetizers
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook time: 20 mins.
Total time: 35 mins.

How-To Recipe Photo Tutorial

Boil the potatoes for Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks

Prepare the puff pastry for Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks

Prepare the puff pastry for Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks

Cheesy Bacon Potato Bite-Sized Snacks assembled and ready to bake


  1. You said, "bacon jam...gruyere...puff pastry" and I said an immediate YES! I would eat this for dinner. Yes, just this. Nice being at the spud football buffet with you! --Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

  2. I love any excuse to use puff pastry! These look fantastic---potatoes with bacon jam and cheese sounds amazing!

  3. I love bacon jam! This looks so good!

  4. These look fantastic! I love the addition of the bacon jam too!!


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