Cheesy Bacon Potato Chips {Recipe} Partial Pinterest Fail

Cheesy Bacon Potato Chips Recipe

This week I signed Hoosier-land Homemaker up for a Pinterest account! If you’re a pinning Pro, you may know just how dangerous this task can pan out for a lot of us procrastinating dreamers, such as myself. I’m still working on setting up boards that I think would be beneficial to any/all homemakers but there is one ‘pin’ that I found and I knew I had to try it out.

Cheesy Bacon Potato Chips

This recipe calls for 3 actual ingredients (not counting the salt & pepper for taste). It bakes in 15 minutes and prep takes about 8-10 depending on your knife wielding skills.

*Let it be known that I followed the exact directions to the link. What you will notice in the photos is what I call a Partial Pinterest Fail. Meaning, the photos are not going to do this recipe any justice. It just does not look like the pin in the link above. I tried and in that respect I failed. BUT… even though it doesn’t look quite right, it is by far a fantastic dish. Even my “I don’t like potatoes.” kid ate it without complaints.

Onto the recipe!

Ingredients: {for a family of 5. The ingredients listed here are what I used.}

2 Potatoes (scrubbed clean & sliced to about 1/8th of inch thick)
Shredded Colby Jack
real Bacon bits
Salt/Pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 375º. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Boil the potatoes in water for about 5 minutes, drain. Layer potatoes on the cookie sheet, overlap if need be. Lightly salt & pepper the potatoes then sprinkle on the cheese & bacon bits. Bake for 15 minutes.

Cut potatoesAs you can see, boiling the potatoes was probably not necessary. Perhaps I sliced them too thin or maybe the potatoes can go directly into the oven, either way the taste was amazing even though the visual is lacking Star Quality.

Cheesy Bacon


This recipe will definitely be used again. I may switch it up a bit and if I do, I will let you know how that turns out. If you have made this before, please comment on what step I did incorrectly. Even if you haven’t made this, I’m sure there has been a pin that you have tried and it did not work out, let us know in the comments what that was. I’m eager to know.

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4 thoughts on “Cheesy Bacon Potato Chips {Recipe} Partial Pinterest Fail

    • I think that’s what I’ll have to do. I’ve also been tossing around the idea of cutting the potatoes into cubes and mixing the cheese & bacon in with them then baking it all together. But something tells me that may be too dry of a dish.


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