These deliciously roasted potato bacon roses are perfect for a romantic dinner or a party. Although they may look really fancy, they are quick and easy to make.

A bacon potato rose on a plate next to a baking dish full of bacon roses.

Get ready for fancy! These beautiful roses are the ultimate in fancy dining. Just in time for Valentine’s Day or any night that you want to make special!

My daughter and I were brainstorming fun ways to make food flowers after she saw this apple rose pastry recipe on the internet. It is darn near impossible to create a gluten free puff pastry dough to work well enough to pull that apple rose recipe off…so we came up with our idea.

Crispy on the outside, the potato and bacon flavors make this a great side dish for any dinner. If you love potatoes as much as we do, you will want to try this heavenly Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes recipe!

Allergen Information:

This potato side dish recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, and nut-free.

Ingredient Notes:

All you need is two simple ingredients. Russet potatoes and bacon. That is it!

Rolled Potato Bacon Roses in a baking dish.

Dare I say this will be the easiest side dish recipe you will ever make, but it will look like you worked hard on it! Your family is going to LOVE this two-ingredient potato bacon rose recipe!! Guaranteed.

This recipe is easy because you cook the potatoes in a muffin tin. If you are really, really craving bacon, you could also make bacon roses :-). This recipe is perfect for those with food allergies or special diets! We love that this is keto, gluten free, soy-free, nut-free, and dairy-free!

Step-By-Step Directions:

Slicing potatoes with a mandolin slicer.

Step 1: Use a mandolin slicer to cut your potatoes lengthwise into thin strips. This is my very favorite potato slicer. It makes the potatoes all the same size.

The otato slices lined up.

Step 2: My potatoes were really large, so we cut the slices in half. We lined them up, and then we added bacon on top.

Rolling potatoes and bacon together.

Step 3: Very carefully, roll the potato and bacon.

The bacon roses ready to bake in a muffin tin.

Step 4: Put them into a muffin tin so they hold their rolled shape while baking.

Top view of a roasted potato bacon rose.

Step 5: Bake at 375º F for 25-30 minutes until crispy. The actual baking time will vary depending on how thick your roses are. The bacon roses make a beautiful bacon rose bouquet in the pan! Are you ready to give it a try? If bacon is your thing, check out all of my gluten free recipes with bacon!

Recipe FAQ:

How thin do you slice the potatoes?

Try to slice your potatoes as thinly as you can without them tearing. This will help them roll better.

Is bacon gluten free?

Most bacon is gluten free, but you should always read the labels. This is a good list of gluten free bacon brands.

Can you use turkey bacon or vegan bacon?

You can use any bacon you like in this recipe. The key is the smokey flavor you get while the flavor roasts into the potatoes.

How long will these bacon roses keep fresh?

These bacon roses should keep up to 3 days in your refrigerator. Store in an airtight container. To re-crisp them, heat them in the oven at 325º ° F for 10 minutes.

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If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This helps others know that this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

Oven Roasted Potato Bacon Roses

Sandi Gaertner
This is for the bacon lovers! This easy two ingredient potato bacon roses recipe makes an incredible side dish.
5 from 18 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Gluten Free Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12 roses
Calories 198 kcal


  • 3 cups worth of whole potatoes *See note
  • 1 pound raw bacon * See note


  • Preheat the oven to 375º F.
  • Use the vegetable mandolin to thinly slice the potatoes the long way.
  • Slice the potato slices in half like the photograph above.
  • Lay out 4 potato slices and top with a slice of bacon. Carefully roll and place in a muffin tin hole.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes until the outer layer of potato is crispy. Serve hot.


  1. I recommend using large russet potatoes. Their flavor and ability to crisp work really well in this recipe.
  2. Peeling the potatoes is optional. I do not peel mine, so the edges have a nice dark rim from the peels.
  3. Make sure your bacon is gluten-free. Applegate and Boar’s Head are two of my favorite brands to use.
  4. Store in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1roseCalories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 253mgPotassium: 296mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Hello! I’m planning a formal dinner for my daughter’s high school class. Have you ever made these up ahead of time? Or prepped them a few hours ahead? I think the kids will love having “fancy” potatoes! Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Joan, I am sure you can make potato roses without. You will need more olive oil to get them crispy since you won’t have bacon grease to crisp them.

  2. 5 stars
    I am glad you said they were easy because they look like they would take some serious work! What a gorgeous addition to any table.

  3. 5 stars
    What a beautiful way of serving potatoes, so elegant. Great for entertaining

  4. 5 stars
    These are gorgeous. I can think of 101 things to serve them alongside, but they are so pretty they could take centre stage served with drinks.

  5. These are just GORGEOUS! And I can imagine these would go over beautifully at a party or for a at-home Valentine’s Day meal. Love these!