Most of the time I am an organized person but when it comes to Christmas I feel like that goes out the window. Thanksgiving seems to happen and then in a blink of an eye it’s Christmas eve and I’m in full-on panic mode. But not this year because I spent last week tackling all my gift shopping and making a list of parties that my husband and I will be attending so that I could make another list of the perfect appetizers that I will be bringing to share. Topping my list this year are Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites.
If you’re not dealing with any vegetarians or bacon-haters, I guarantee that this appetizer will be gone in a flash. I have never been fond of water chestnuts so that appetizer is not on top of my list, but I decided to replace the water chestnuts with mini potatoes for a better experience. Have you ever seen those tiny little potatoes they sell at the grocery store? They are super adorable and make this appetizer party popping friendly. I even enhanced the overall flavor by tossing the potatoes in a mixture of fresh rosemary, salt, pepper and olive oil before wrapping them up to bake in the bacon.
To complete the overall experience of this appetizer I decided to serve it with a side of Chunky Blue Cheese dressing. Paired with the salty bacon flavor, the dressing gives each bite a cool, creamy finish. I love using the chunky version of this dressing because you get little bits of real blue cheese in every bite!
Do you have your holiday life in order? I hope that this appetizer recipe helps you check one more thing off your list! Here are some other ideas to try: