These deliciously roasted potato bacon roses are perfect for a romantic dinner or a party. You will see that these roses may look really fancy, but they are quick and easy to make.
Get ready for fancy! These beautiful roses are the ultimate in fancy dining. Just in time for Valentine's Day or any night, 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 own 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, too!
Dare I say this will be the easiest side dish recipe that you will ever make, but it will look like you worked really hard on it! Your family is going to LOVE this two-ingredient potato bacon rose recipe!! Guaranteed.
Why this recipe is great:
Well, bacon and potatoes would be my first reason LOL. This is a delicious allergy-friendly bacon roses side dish recipe that is popular with everyone!
This recipe is so easy because you cook the potatoes in a muffin tin. If you are really, really craving bacon, you could also make bacon roses :-).
We may not have gluten free puff pastry, but who needs it when you can manipulate bacon and potatoes into a delicious and pretty side dish like this? You will love this rose-shaped side dish recipe.
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!
All you need is two simple ingredients. Russet potatoes and bacon. That is it!
How to make bacon roses:
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.
Step 2: My potatoes were really large, so we cut the potato slices in half. Line them up, and then add bacon on top.
Step 3: Very carefully, roll the potato and bacon.
Step 4: Put them into a muffin tin so they hold their rolled shape while baking.
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!
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
Try to slice your potatoes as thinly as you can without them tearing. This will help them roll better.
Most bacon is gluten free, but you should always read the labels. This is a good list of gluten free bacon brands.
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.
These bacon roses should keep up to 4 days in your refrigerator. Heat them in the oven at 325º F for 15 minutes to re-crisp them.
More delicious potato recipes:
- Ricotta Cheese Bacon Scalloped Potato
- Jambalaya Stuffed Baked Potatoes
- Pan-Fried Sweet Potatoes
- Mashed Potato Bacon Tarts
Oven Roasted Potato Bacon Roses
- 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.
- I recommend using large russet potatoes. Their flavor and ability to crisp work really well in this recipe.
- Peeling the potatoes is optional. I do not peel mine so the edges have a nice dark rim from the peels.
- Make sure your bacon is gluten free. Applegate and Boar's Head are two of my favorite brands to use.
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.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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