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Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 8 side servings

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You guys, I am super, super excited to be sharing my first post as an ambassador for The Little Potato Company today.

Plus, BACON.

Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad: the best kind of salad! Crispy roasted potatoes with a smoky, sweet, tangy vinaigrette. www.thereciperebel.com

I knew you couldn’t resist.

Anyway, since first learning about the company, I’ve grown to really appreciate their values and commitment to quality. Creamer potatoes are picked when they are fully mature — they are just naturally small. And they’re just so darn cute!

It’s always a little sketchy going to the supermarket and trying to find a bag of potatoes that’s not full of rotten, bruised, old potatoes. With The Little Potato Company, I know that I’m getting a bag full of smooth, creamy potatoes.

One of my favorite things about these potatoes is how they cook uniformly. There’s no more second guessing doneness, as the potatoes in each bag are a specific size and cook perfectly with no peeling, washing or even chopping.

Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad: the best kind of salad! Crispy roasted potatoes with a smoky, sweet, tangy vinaigrette. www.thereciperebel.com

Okay. Gushing done.

We love our potatoes. And comfort food.

When I was trying to think of what to make, I knew I wanted to do a warm potato salad. I’ve only made one once, and it was such a unique idea, I knew I wanted to try again with maple and bacon. And I knew I wanted to roast the potatoes first.

I cut the potatoes in quarters because I wanted them bite-sized and I wanted more of that crisp, golden exterior. I simply threw them on a baking sheet with some oil and a bit of salt, tossed them so they were coated, and stuck them in the oven.

Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad: the best kind of salad! Crispy roasted potatoes with a smoky, sweet, tangy vinaigrette. www.thereciperebel.com

Be sure you don’t stir the potatoes too much. I find that letting the potatoes sit on the hot pan without moving them gets you the best color.

I used a full 1.5lb bag of the Blushing Belles, but if want to make things even easier I’m sure you could use the microwave ready, or even the oven or barbecue ready packs, and cook them whole before tossing with the vinaigrette.

1.5 blushing belle CDN

The vinaigrette is a simple combination of bacon, onion, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and thyme – and the Little Potatoes just soak it all up. I love how potatoes take on different flavor profiles so easily!

Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad: the best kind of salad! Crispy roasted potatoes with a smoky, sweet, tangy vinaigrette. www.thereciperebel.com

This salad is perfect for a summer barbecue or alongside chicken, beef, pork – or just by itself! Because what else do you need? : )

*I am a brand ambassador for The Little Potato Company and I receive special perks as part of this agreement.

Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad

Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad: the best kind of salad! Crispy roasted potatoes with a smoky, sweet, tangy vinaigrette. www.thereciperebel.com
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Cuisine American
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 8 side servings
Calories 197kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb bag Blushing Belles from The Little Potato Company
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • Salt
  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp or about 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme removed from stem and chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Quarter potatoes and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with canola oil and sprinkle evenly with salt. Toss to coat all potatoes. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tender, turning half way if desired.
  • While potatoes are baking, make the vinaigrette. In a medium pan, cook the bacon on medium-high heat until browned and crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and place on paper towel to soak up excess grease. Drain all but 1 tbsp grease from the pan.
  • With the remaining bacon grease, sauté the onion until soft. Add the vinegar, syrup, garlic, thyme and half of the bacon and simmer over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, until slightly reduced. Set aside until potatoes are cooked.
  • When potatoes are cooked, toss with vinaigrette and garnish with remaining bacon and additional thyme if desired. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad
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Serves: 6 side servings
Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad: the best kind of salad! Crispy roasted potatoes with a smoky, sweet, tangy vinaigrette. www.thereciperebel.com
Ingredients
  • 1 1.5lb bag Blushing Belles from The Little Potato Company
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • Salt
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp (or about 1 clove) garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme, removed from stem and chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Quarter potatoes and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with canola oil and sprinkle evenly with salt. Toss to coat all potatoes. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tender, turning half way if desired.
  3. While potatoes are baking, make the vinaigrette. In a medium pan, cook the bacon on medium-high heat until browned and crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and place on paper towel to soak up excess grease. Drain all but 1 tbsp grease from the pan.
  4. With the remaining bacon grease, sauté the onion until soft. Add the vinegar, syrup, garlic, thyme and half of the bacon and simmer over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, until slightly reduced. Set aside until potatoes are cooked.
  5. When potatoes are cooked, toss with vinaigrette and garnish with remaining bacon and additional thyme if desired. Serve warm.

 

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  1. MeganB says

    This looks so amazing! I am wanting to make this tomorrow for an Easter potluck dinner, how do you think it would be being made ahead of time and warmed up right before eating? I was thinking about maybe keeping the dressing and potatoes separate until right before being served. But the idea of all the flavors mingling over night sounds delectable lol.

    • Ashley says

      It’s worth a shot! My only concern would be your potatoes won’t be crispy anymore. I would definitely warm the dressing up before you add it!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks Natalie! I’m actually going to be giving away a month’s supply next month — so you’ll have to win yourself some! 🙂

    • Ashley says

      I’m not a big fan of mayo either! I actually like regular potato salad though, which is weird, but I would take this one over a traditional one anyday!

  2. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says

    I am drooling over this salad. I HATE mayo so I usually stay clear of potato salads but this one is mayo free and right up my ally! Pinned!

    • Ashley says

      I am NOT a big fan of mayo either! It’s in the same boat as sour cream and salad dressings for me. Lol. Which gives me a good reason to avoid salad at all costs! But I actually love potato salad for some reason, any way I can get it. Thanks Mariah!

  3. Andi @ The Weary Chef says

    Oh wow you did an AMAZING job on browning those potatoes. They look so perfect! Congratulations on becoming an ambassador, and I can’t wait to see what other recipes you have coming our way. I love potatoes (especially cute ones)!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks Andi! I actually just made me second recipe today, and I’m in love. There are so many awesome things you can do with potatoes!

  4. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says

    This would be a guaranteed hit in my house. My mother and boyfriend are both huge bacon fans. I, myself, do not eat pork, but I could make this dish for a side and enjoy the potatoes without bacon on my plate. Thank you. 😀

    • Ashley says

      What?! Okay so I’ve only made one before this one, but this is going on every barbecue menu this summer! Lol

  5. Shinee says

    Oh, these potatoes look so delicious! Potatoes for me are like savory version of chocolate, I LOVE potatoes! Haha I especially love fingerling potatoes, so I’m thinking these little potatoes are really good as well. I’ll be trying this salad very soon.

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