April 20, 2015

Creamy Bacon Guacamole Potato Bites

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Tender roasted baby potatoes are topped with bacon-laced guacamole to create these fun & festive creamy Bacon Guacamole Potato Bites ~ just perfect for Cinco de Mayo, game day, or party time snacking!  Thank you to Concord Foods Guacamole Mix for sponsoring creation of this tasty recipe and this post.

Creamy Bacon Guacamole Potato Bites



Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching!  And while I know it's not what the day is truly about, I love that Cinco de Mayo is a day when we indulge in Mexican-inspired eats and drinks.  Oh, how I love me a great basket of chips and salsa with guacamole and a top-shelf margarita on the side!

But then I got to thinking ...
Why should nacho chips get all the Cinco de Mayo salsa-and-guacamole fun?  Why not pair one of these favorite dips with something different to create a tasty little bite?

Enter ...

baby potatoes!

Baby Potatoes for Creamy Bacon Guacamole Potato Bites

We love potato skins ... topped with melty cheese and crumbled bacon, right?  So why not bring the potato-skins-and-bacon concept down to miniature form ... and add guacamole??

Why not, is right!  

And so creamy Bacon Guacamole Potato Bites were born.

Roasted baby potato halves topped with a dollop of creamy bacon-laced guacamole and garnished with more crumbled bacon ... it's one very delicious savory little bite.

Creamy Bacon Guacamole Potato Bites

The guacamole for these potato bites gets its extra creaminess from a classic favorite baked potato topper ... sour cream.

The guacamole then also gets a fabulous flavor punch from bacon {I mean, 'cause who doesn't love bacon with potatoes? ... or with anything, for that matter} and Concord Foods Guacamole Mix.  I used Concord Foods' mild Guacamole Mix ... but give their extra spicy variety a try if you like to bring the heat!

Concord Foods Guacamole Mix

With Concord Foods convenient seasoning, simply mix two ripe avocados and one package Guacamole Mix and you're ready to serve up a delicious bowl of fresh-made guacamole with tortilla chips ... as a side to your favorite recipe ... or as a topper for these fun & creamy Bacon Guacamole Potato Bites.  Find Concord Foods Guacamole Mix in the produce section of your grocery store.

So this coming Cinco de Mayo, I encourage you ... don't let nacho chips have all the guacamole fun!  Serve up a platter of creamy Bacon Guacamole Potato Bites for a deliciously creative twist. 

Creamy Bacon Guacamole Potato Bites
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Creamy Bacon Guacamole Potato Bites
Source:  A Tracey creation
Ingredients
  • 18 baby yellow potatoes {about 1 1/2 lbs.}, washed & halved lengthwise*
  • 1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 avocados, peeled and cubed
  • 1 (1.2 oz) packet Concord Foods Guacamole Mix
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. finely diced tomato
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • 1 T. chopped parsley or cilantro {optional}
Directions
  1. Place halved potatoes in a gallon-sized zip-top bag. Add olive oil and sea salt; seal and shake to coat potatoes. Lay potatoes, cut side up, in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until just barely fork-tender {but not so tender they easily split or fall apart}. Set potatoes aside to cool.
  2. While potatoes bake, place avocado in a mixing bowl; mash with a fork. Add guacamole mix and sour cream; stir until well combined. Stir in diced tomato and 1/2 of crumbled bacon {reserving the remaining half to sprinkle on top of finished potatoes}. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  3. Once potatoes have cooled to room temperature {or to just slightly warm}, top each potato half with a dollop of guacamole.*  Sprinkle tops with reserved crumbled bacon and chopped parsley or cilantro.  Serve at room temperature.
*NOTE:  For potato halves that don't sit level, cut a small slice from the bottom before baking.  When topping potato halves with guacamole, you can use a small spoon to scoop out a bit of the potato to create a well in the potato half if you'd like.  However, I've found this isn't really necessary unless the baby potatoes are on the quite larger side.

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos...and the potatoes sound delicious!

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  2. You just made my husband's day! I can't wait to make these!

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  3. This looks so incredible! I'm always so amazed by your talent. Pinned and tweeted. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm and party with us! It is so super fun to see what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

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  4. I love the bite size of these potatoes!
    You make the most delicious dishes! I am so glad that you shared this on Making Memories Mondays!
    Cathy@threekidsandafish{dot}com

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  5. Looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  6. They look soooo good...I've pinned!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  7. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo. The seasonings would make it so easy. Thanks!

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  8. Oh my gosh I used this gauc mix all the time!! I love it!! This is such a great way to incorporate it into some yummy potato bites!

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  9. What a fun little bite! :) Thank you for joining us at Freedom Fridays! You are being featured at this week's party and we would love for you to join us again! The party starts tonight at 8:30 pm EST and runs until Tuesday evening! Hope to see you there! :)

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