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Potatoes with Sour Cream & Bacon

5 from 13 votes

If you’re a potato lover with sour cream high on your list of favorites, then you’re going to love these amazing Potatoes with Sour Cream & Bacon. A tasty and easy side dish, this is a simple but oh-so-amazing potato side dish everyone will love!

A bowl of Potatoes with Sour Cream and Bacon.

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Red, yellow, white, russet – I love ALL potatoes! I grew up in a family that ate plain boiled potatoes with meals, and while I don’t think I’ve had them that way in years, my love of taters has never wavered. If you’re a potato lover, then this easy potato recipe is perfect for you!

These Potatoes with Sour Cream and Bacon are loaded with creamy sour cream, salty and smoky bacon, green onions, and enough dill to give them a pop of freshness. The results are delicious! Kind of like a fully loaded baked potato without having to wait for potatoes to bake!

What you’ll love about Making Potatoes With Sour Cream and Bacon


  • So easy and so tasty!
  • It’s a versatile side dish that pairs with so many mains!
  • Who doesn’t love potatoes, sour cream, and bacon?

What Are The Best Potatoes For This Recipe?

All potatoes will work in this recipe, but there are some which are definitely better than others. My first pick is waxy red or white potatoes. Baby red potatoes are perfect, and they hold up the best and get a nice coating of the sour cream. Russets are another good choice, but floury potatoes like gold potatoes tend to get a bit mushy and will make coating them harder.

Ingredients

  • Baby red potatoes – Or any other waxy potatoes.
  • Bacon – Any kind of regular bacon will do. I have not tried this recipe with turkey bacon.
  • Sour cream – Full-fat sour cream works the best.
  • Green onions – Aka scallions. You’ll need the white and green parts.
  • Dill – Fresh dill is best.
  • Salt and pepper
Labeled ingredients to make Potatoes with Sour Cream and Bacon.

How To Make The Best Potatoes with Sour Cream and Bacon

  1. Scrub and boil the potatoes in a pot of salted water. You want them fork tender, but not falling apart.
  2. Chop and fry the bacon until it is crispy but not burned. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat.
  3. Slice the green onions and chop the dill. Add them to the pan with the bacon and mix well. It’s OK if the pan sizzles a bit.
  4. Mix the sour cream with the bacon, green onions, and dill.
  5. Drain the cooked potatoes and toss them with the sour cream mixture.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
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Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • You don’t need to peel the potatoes for this recipe unless the skins are thick and nasty. Still, give them a good scrub.
  • Don’t overcook the potatoes! How to tell when potatoes are cooked? They should pierce easily with the tip of a knife or a skewer without falling apart.
  • Some brands of sour cream curdle more easily than others. If your brand of sour cream is prone to curdling, you’ll need to temper the sour cream. To do this, add some of the hot bacon mixture to the sour cream to warm it up, then put the sour cream mixture back into the skillet. Let your potatoes cool for a minute or two before mixing with the sour cream to reduce any curdling.
  • If your sour cream curdles, it’ll still taste good, but it might not look quite as pretty.
  • Don’t like dill? Swap it for parsley instead.

Recommended

Make It A Meal

This easy sour cream and potatoes recipe pairs so well with so many dishes, but some of my favorites include grilled steaks, smoked chicken, and pork tenderloin. Save room for dessert, like Turtle Brownies or pecan butter balls.

Storage

Leftover potatoes will keep fine in the fridge in an airtight container for 5-6 days. I like to pan-fry the leftover potatoes. I slice them and fry them in bacon fat or butter. The sour cream kind of disappears when you fry them, but the flavor is there, and they are so delicious this way.

Step By Step Process

A bowl of Potatoes with Sour Cream and Bacon.
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5 from 13 votes

Potatoes with Sour Cream and Bacon

Creamy, herby, and with just the right amount of bacon and dill, these Potatoes with Sour Cream and Bacon are comfort food! Pair with smoked, grilled, or roasted meats and enjoy a delicious side dish with your meal!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, dill, easy side dish, green onions, potatoes, potatoes with sour ceam and bacon, sour cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 346kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds baby red potatoes
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 3 green onions
  • 1.5 cups sour cream full fat works best
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill

Instructions

  • Scrub and boil the potatoes in a pot of salted water. You want them fork tender, but not falling apart.
  • Chop and fry the bacon until it is crispy but not burned. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat.
  • Slice the green onions and chop the dill. Add them to the pan with the bacon and mix well. It's OK if the pan sizzles a bit.
  • Mix the sour cream with the bacon, reserved bacon fat, green onions, and dill.
  • Drain the cooked potatoes and toss them with the sour cream mixture.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • You don’t need to peel the potatoes for this recipe unless the skins are thick and nasty. Still, give them a good scrub.
  • Don’t overcook the potatoes! How to tell when potatoes are cooked? They should pierce easily with the tip of a knife or a skewer without falling apart.
  • Some brands of sour cream curdle more easily than others. If your brand of sour cream is prone to curdling, you’ll need to temper the sour cream. To do this, add some of the hot bacon mixture to the sour cream to warm it up, then put the sour cream mixture back into the skillet. Let your potatoes cool for a minute or two before mixing with the sour cream to reduce any curdling.
  • If your sour cream curdles, it’ll still taste good, but it might not look quite as pretty.
  • Don’t like dill? Swap it for parsley instead.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cups | Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 1166mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 658IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2mg

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7 thoughts on “Potatoes with Sour Cream & Bacon”

  1. Anything with sour cream and bacon gets 5 stars. But potatoes with sour cream and bacon that arent dried out bland potato skins?! Um HECK YES these are delicious

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  2. 5 stars
    I made this with baby salad potatoes and I used halal bacon which has less fat (I think). It turned out so good that my kids already requested me to make it again. A winner.

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  3. 5 stars
    I think I could just eat a whole bowl of these to myself, reluctantly I had to share these potatoes with the rest of the family, they loved the bacon added to them!

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  4. 5 stars
    What a great side dish to go along with my pellet smoker recipes. My family asks for your potatoes with sour cream and bacon recipe all the time.

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